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Meet the Team

Michelle BriggsMichelle Briggs, Florence Nightingale Foundation Chair in Clinical Nursing Research

Professor Michelle Briggs was appointed to the Florence Nightingale Foundation Chair in Clinical Nursing in January 2017. This post represents a partnership between the University of Manchester, Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and the Florence Nightingale Foundation. Professor Briggs joins the Trust from her previous post as Professor of Nursing at Leeds Beckett University, where she was Co-Director of the Centre for Pain Research.  She has worked clinically in orthopaedics and trauma intensive care in Nottingham and London before moving to Leeds where she worked in practice development at Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust and Leeds Community Healthcare. Her research is contributing to a greater understanding of the difference nurses can make for people in pain. She has an international reputation for her research in wounds and pain and she works closely with colleagues in the NHS and patients to ensure that her research addresses important questions for patients and for clinical practice. Her research has been used in NHS practice and policy guidelines nationally and internationally. Her current research programme has two themes - improving patients' experience of pain management and addressing inequalities in pain management particularly for those in pain who are marginalized or where pain may go unrecognised.


Ann-Louise CaressAnn-Louise Caress, Professor of Nursing

Ann is a Professor of Nursing at the University of Manchester and holds a joint appointment with Manchester University Hospital NHSFT, having previously held this post at the former UHSM NHSFT since 2010. She has been actively involved in research since 1988 and her research focuses on living with and management of long-term health problems. Her main areas of clinical interest are respiratory and renal disease. She has expertise in patient and public involvement (PPI) in research; qualitative and mixed methods designs and process evaluation.


Jane GrimshawJane Grimshaw, Assistant Chief Nurse

Jane has been employed at the Trust since 2008 in a number of roles, latterly being seconded to the Assistant Chief Nurse post to support the Professors of Nursing and Research Fellow in developing the nursing, midwifery and allied health professional (NMAHP) research agenda. Jane's clinical nursing career has been within emergency care, including a Nurse Consultant post within a busy Emergency Department. Jane is committed to supporting the development of a NMAHP research career pathway within the Trust to retain clinical academic staff, improve patient outcomes, develop a research culture and generate original research knowledge.


Tim TwelvetreeTim Twelvetree, Research Fellow

Tim started working for CMFT in 2009, having worked in health services research and support for 20 years, previously as R&D Manager for Research Design Service NW at Salford University. Tim is proud to have played a role in establishing CMFT as a leading NHS centre for the development of NMAHP clinical academic careers. He looks forward to further supporting NMAHP research and clinical academics at MFT.