Dr Michelle Winslow BA (Hons) PhD

Michelle Winslow - DLO

University Teacher in Adult Palliative
and End of Life Care

Office located at:
The School of Nursing and Midwifery

Room B09, Barber House Annexe
3a Clarkehouse Road
Sheffield, S10 2LA

T: +44 (0) 114 22 22077
E: m.winslow@sheffield.ac.uk


I joined the School of Nursing and Midwifery (SNM) in January 2014 from the Academic Unit of Supportive Care, where I worked on numerous palliative care and end of life studies. Within the SNM I am University Teacher in Adult Palliative and End of Life Care. I also lead the Oral History Group which focuses on oral history research in healthcare and works with palliative care providers in establishing oral history projects.

In 2007 I established an oral history project in the Palliative Care Unit, Northern General Hospital, Sheffield, to create life history recordings as personal and family records and for use in research and education. Since then I have established further oral history projects in England and Northern Ireland based on the Sheffield model and in 2016 extended this work to people with dementia.

Research Interests

My research interests are palliative care and end of life issues, oral history and life story methodologies with a focus on older people, qualitative research methods, medical humanities, history of medicine.

Teaching Interests

Oral history in palliative care; inequalities in health; research skills.

Professional activities

I have leading roles with the Oral History Society (UK), as Trustee, accredited trainer, Regional Network Representative (S.Yorkshire) and Website Coordinator.

Current projects

Telling stories and preserving memories: oral history in palliative care
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Funding: Ashgate Hospicecare

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