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Professor Michelle Briggs is a Clinical Professor of Nursing. This post is a partnership between the School of Health Sciences at the University of Manchester (UoM) and Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (MFT). In her joint role Professor Briggs works to develop and embed clinical academic opportunities for nurses, midwives and AHPs at the UoM and MFT.  She is Academic Career Development (ACD) Theme Lead within NIHR Applied Research Collaboration in Greater Manchester ARC GM.

She leads the Supportive Pain and Palliative Care (SuPPaC) Research group in the Division of Nursing Midwifery and Social Work and is a Visiting Professor of Nursing in the Centre for Pain Research at Leeds Beckett University. Her research is contributing to a greater understanding of the difference nurses can make for people in pain. Her pain research has been used in NHS practice and policy guidelines nationally and internationally. Her research programme has two themes – improving patients’ experience of pain management and addressing inequalities in pain management particularly for those in pain who are marginalized.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action

External positions

Visiting Professor , Leeds Beckett University

30 Sept 202230 Sept 2025

Director of Nursing (Research), Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust

2 Jan 2017 → …

Areas of expertise

  • RT Nursing
  • Pain


  • pain


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