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Michelle is a registered nurse. She holds a BSc in health studies and an MSc in nursing studies. She has a Senior Fellowship with the Higher Education Academy. In 2017 she won the Kingston Teaching Fellowship Award. Michelle set up a Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) called Nurses Reaching Out (NRO) which gained charity status in 2018. Working in Northern Uganda, NRO is concerned with improving patient experience, the environment of care and ongoing nursing knowledge and education. Michelle was awarded staff social entrepreneur 2014 for this work, which also includes offering student nurses elective placement experience in Uganda. Michelle is a member of the editorial board for the British Journal of Nursing. Her key areas of teaching interest include: care of older adults, long term conditions and global health. Michelle is currently lead for student nurse national and international electives. She is also a liaison lecturer for Spire St Anthony's hospital, St Raphael's hospice and Western Sussex.
Long term conditions
Leading Student Nurse Elective Placement programme
Grainger M (2005) A staff nurse's perspective of infection control problems. British Journal of Nursing 14 (17): 912-916
Castledine G, Grainger M and Close A (2005) Clinical Nursing Rounds Part 3: Patient comfort rounds. British Journal of Nursing 14 (17): 928-930
Castledine G, Grainger M and Wood N (2007) Researching the management of constipation in long term care: Part 1. British Journal of Nursing 16 (18): 1128-1131
Grainger M, Castledine and Wood N ((2007) Researching the management of constipation in long term care: Part 2. British Journal of Nursing 16 (19): 1212-1217
Grainger M, Dilley C, Wood N and Castledine G (2011) Osteoporosis among young adults with complex disabilities. British Journal of Nursing 20 (3): 171-175
Grainger M (2011) A professional pledge would be a boost to all. (Editorial) British Journal of Nursing 20 (8):477
Grainger M (2011) Whistleblowing: Is it worth it? British Journal of Nursing 20 (12): 175
Grainger M (2011) British Journal of Nursing 20 (13): 842 'Communication gaps and mishaps'
Grainger M (2011) British Journal of Nursing 20 (14): 901 'What is the reality of growing old in England today?'
Grainger M (2011) British Journal of Nursing 20 (15): 957 'Are high standards in nursing a thing of the past?'
Grainger M (2011) British Journal of Nursing 20 (16): 1113 'Reviewing nurse safety in the aftermath of the riots'
Pegram A, Grainger M, Sigsworth J, While A (2014) Strengthening the role of the ward manager: A literature review. Journal of Nursing Management 22 (6): 685-696
Pegram A, Grainger M, Jones K and While A (2015) An exploration of the working life of the ward manager. Journal of Research in Nursing 20 (4): 312-328
Grainger M (2020) Innovation, education and variety: The career of a Ugandan nurse. British Journal of Nursing 29 (9): 515
De Rezende H, Freedman H and Grainger M (2021) The Use and Value of Learning Technologies to Improve Academic Literacy Skills," Nurse Education Today
De Rezende, Helena, Freedman, Helen and Grainger, Michelle (2022) The use and value of learning technologies to improve academic literacy skills. Journal of Nursing Education, 61(4), p. 223. ISSN (print) 0148-4834
Grainger, Michelle (2020) Innovation, education and variety : the career of a Ugandan nurse. British Journal of Nursing, 29(9), p. 515. ISSN (print) 0966-0461
Pegram, Anne M, Grainger, Michelle, Jones, Kathryn and While, Alison E (2015) An exploration of the working life and role of the ward manager within an acute care hospital organisation. Journal of Research in Nursing, 20(4), pp. 312-328. ISSN (print) 1361-4096
Grainger, Michelle, Ooms, Ann, Ryan, Nicola, Brown, Mark, De Rezende, Helena and Newcombe, Sophie (2022) Nursing students' experiences with national elective placements during the Covid-19 pandemic in the United Kingdom. In: NETNEP 2022 : 8th International Nurse Education Conference : From Education to Impact : Transforming Nursing and Midwifery Education; 19-22 Oct 2022, Sitges, Spain. (Unpublished)
Grainger, Michelle, McBride, Michelle and Davenport, Maggie (2017) Incorporating a one-day conference into a module to facilitate student learning and engagement. In: Kingston University Festival of Learning 2017 : What Does Teaching Excellence Look Like?; 19 Jun 2017, Kingston, U.K.. (Unpublished)