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Speaker Biography

Julienne Meyer Professor of Nursing: Care for Older People and Executive Director: My Home Life programme, School of Community & Health Sciences, City University

Julienne Meyer (registered nurse and qualified teacher) is Professor of Nursing and at City University London, Director of My Home Life programme (www.myhomelife.org.uk) and Co-Convenor of the National Care Homes Research & Development Forum. In addition, she is an Adjunct Professor at Griffith University in Australia, Visiting Professor at University of Wisconsin in USA, Co-Editor of Journal of Research in Nursing and Co-Editor of the Educational Action Research Journal.

Over the last 15 years, she has developed a substantial portfolio of research and practice development in Care for Older People, undertaken within a wide range of health and social care settings. Subthemes to the work include: user and carer involvement; interprofessional working; organizational, workforce and practice development; role redesign and new ways of working; and value and contribution of nursing.

She has an international reputation for expertise in aged care, qualitative research methods and changing practice through action research. Her work typically blurs the boundaries between education, practice and research and seeks to improve the quality of life for older people, and also, their carers (formal and informal).