Dr Melissa Owens is a Registered Nurse (Learning Disability) and has worked in Higher Education since 1992. Previous roles have included Director of Pre-registration Education and, Associate Professor (Nursing). She joined the University of York in March 2023 as Senior Lecturer, Subject Lead for Nursing and holds responsibility for the Nursing and Nursing Associate Programmes.
Melissa’s particular areas of interest are interprofessional education and collaborative practices and, pedagogy. She completed her Doctorate of Education in 2015, which was entitled: An exploration of collaborative practice and non-formal interprofessional education by medical and nursing students in the primary care setting.
Melissa can supervise PhD students in all aspects of nursing practice that have a sociological focus. Her particular areas of interest are Interprofessional Education and Collaborative Practices.