Dr Melanie Stephens

Dr Melanie Stephens is a Senior Lecturer in Adult Nursing and Head of Interprofessional Education within the School of Health and Society.  Melanie is a health service researcher and member of the Healthy Aging and Dementia Hub with specific research interests in pressure redistributing properties of seating, postural management, tissue viability, and interprofessional working and learning. She has undertaken research in order to provide an evidence base for products used in the twenty four hour management of pressure ulcers, night time positioning and posture,  and affective domain development of student nurses and health care professionals. Melanie co-led an amendment to the UK Tissue Viability Society Seating Guidelines with service users and is using this work to impact policy and practice. Experienced in mixed methods of enquiry, working with practitioners and commerce to develop research for the use in the clinical environment. 

Postgraduate Research Supervision Interests

nursing, allied health, social care, tissue viability, postural care, interprofessional education. 

Find out more about my work

Open Access: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/profile/59563

ORCID ID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-0038-8979

Keywords

Pressure ulcer prevention, Affective domain development, Postural care