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Chronic Illness and Palliative Care



Professor Brown's main research focus is on the health needs and inequalities experienced by people with intellectual disabilities and their access to care services and the adjustments necessary to promote and enable equality of access to improve outcomes.

Current research is on diabetes and adults with intellectual disabilities, trauma and adults with intellectual disabilities, health care transitions and young people with intellectual disabilities and mental health legislation and human rights.

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Professor Brown is open to PhD applications in the fields of:

  • Healthcare transitions

  • Health and nursing liaison models

  • Social prescribing

  • Mental health legislation and human rights

  • Diabetes and adults with intellectual disabilities

  • Trauma and adults with intellectual disabilities


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School of Nursing and Midwifery

Professor Micheal Brown

 Professor Brown is a Professor in Chronic Illness and Palliative Care in the School of Nursing and Midwifery at Queen's. 










  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
  • Fellow of the Royal College of Nursing





Faculty of Medicine, Health and Life Sciences

School of Nursing and Midwifery

Chronic Illness And Palliative Care Research Initiative 



Research students

PhD Title: Newly Qualified Registered Nurses Experiences in Kuwait: A qualitative Exploration

Name: Fatmah Kreedi
Years of Study: 2017-present
Country: Kuwait

PhD Title: Medicines adherence and people with intellectual disabilities and diabetes: A mixed methods study

Name: Ruth Paterson
Years of Study: 2013-2018
Country: Scotland

PhD Title: Physical and activity and people with intellectual disabilities: Influencing factors and barriers

Name: Andrew Maine
Years of Study: 2016-present
Country: Scotland

Alumni: where are they now?

Professor Scott McLean

PhD Title: Optimal treatment of patients with Acute Coronary Syndrome and the evolutionary role of nurses and allied health professionals

Years of Study: 2008-2011
Country: Scotland
Current position: Director of Acute Services, NHS Fife

Dr Naomi Waddle

PhD Title: Psychological trauma and substance misuse in pregnant women: A qualitative study

Years of Study: 2014-2017
Country: Scotland
Current position: Lecturer in Midwifery, Edinburgh Napier University

Dr Jenny Ure

PhD Title: : Aligning People, Processes and Technology: Recurring issues in the Design and Implementation of eHealth and eBusiness Systems

Years of Study: 2009-2012
Country: Scotland
Current position: Research Fellow, University of Edinburagh

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