Dr Michele Board PhD MSc BSc (Hons) DPSN RGN Dr Michele Board is a Principal Academic in Nursing Older People at the Faculty of Health and Social Science at Bournemouth University. She has extensive experience in nursing, nurse leadership and nurse education. Dr Michele Board leads the Older Persons Research Collaborative with members from universities across the UK and lead consultant nurses. The focus of the collaborative is frailty and the role of the nurses and allied health professionals in the assessment and care of the frail older person. She is the deputy lead for the Ageing and Dementia Research Centre at Bournemouth University. Her general research interests are in the field of nursing older people and people with dementia. As a qualitative researcher she looks to use creative approaches to collect and present research data. Her PhD explored the meaning of home using photo elicitation. She has recently received a grant from Alzheimer’s Research UK to evaluate their A Walk Through Dementia (AWTD) app on learners understanding of the lived experience of dementia. A further grant from Higher Education England has been won to research the impact of the learning from the AWTD app on the patient’s experience of care. Other research work includes widening participation and nurse education and consideration of the impact of changes to funding of nurses education in the UK on recruitment and retention of staff. This is especially relevant for the recruitment of nursing staff to work with older people. She works one day a month with the Dorset Memory Advisory Service, contributing to the assessment of people with a cognitive impairment.


Meaning of Home; Photo elicitation; Participant generated images; Narrative.



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