Dr Michelle Winslow BA (Hons) PhD

Michelle Winslow

University Teacher in Adult Palliative
and End of Life Care

The School of Nursing & Midwifery

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

Tel: +44 (0) 114 22 22077

email: m.winslow@sheffield.ac.uk


I joined the School of Nursing and Midwifery in January 2014 from the Academic Unit of Supportive Care, where I worked on numerous palliative care and end of life studies. In 2007 I established an oral history service in the Sheffield Macmillan Unit for Palliative Care which runs with funding from Sheffield Hospitals Charity. The service works with people in the unit to create life history recordings as personal and family records and for research. From 2012 to 2015, I established five further oral history services in the north of England and Northern Ireland with Macmillan Cancer Support and spent a year on secondment with the charity developing oral history and exploring bereavement support. I also supervise a second oral history service in Sheffield, at St Luke’s Hospice. Alongside these projects I have carried out wide palliative and end of life care research, including impact of oral history in palliative settings.

For more information about this work see: Oral history in palliative care 

I am currently University Teacher in Adult Palliative and End of Life Care.

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; practical, theoretical and analytical approaches.

Professional activities

I have leading roles with the UK Oral History Society as a Trustee, accredited trainer, Website Coordinator and South Yorkshire Regional Representative.

Current projects

Oral History and Life Story with People with Dementia

Winslow M, Mckeown J, Smith S 

Funding: Sheffield Hospitals Charity


Oral History and Photography in Palliative Care: A service for patients and family

Winslow M, Smith S, Hitchlock K

Funding: Sheffield Hospitals Charity

2007 - present

Key publications

Journal articles