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Michelle is a Senior Research Fellow in the Healthy and Sustainable Settings Unit at the University of Central Lancashire – and takes the lead for prisons and other justice related settings within the Unit. She is the Prison Strand Lead for the UCLan Criminal Justice Partnership – a multidisciplinary and collaborative approach to real world research in the field of criminal justice.
Michelle has coordinated the Pan Regional Prisons Programme: Health, Inclusion and Citizenship since 2007 which more recently has focused on facilitating the development of ‘Greener on the Outside for Prisons’ [GOOP] – a programme of horticulture across all North West Public Sector Prisons, one Probation Approved Premises and five Public Sector Prisons in the regions neighbouring the North West (North Wales, Yorkshire and Midlands) – directly linked to the delivery of interventions that support the national drive for the Rehabilitative Culture of Prisons. She is a member of the North West Programme Board for the Rehabilitative Culture of Prisons.
Michelle is a member of the International Union for Health Promotion and Education’s [IUHPE] Global Interest Group on Healthy Settings. She is currently co-authoring/editing a book exploring the history and development of traditional, contemporary and emerging settings-based health promotion with colleagues from this Interest Group.
In addition, Michelle is module leader for Healthy Settings: Theory, Policy and Practice as part of the MSc in Applied Public Health. She is a supervisor for MSc and Doctoral students as well as a reviewer for a range of health and justice-related academic journals. Michelle contributes to wider research and consultancy work within the Unit and has worked on a number of national and regional level research projects in prisons and with the NHS.
She is committed to improving the health of the socially excluded or marginalised, and to addressing the inequalities faced by such groups.

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