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Michelle Payne

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Senior Lecturer in Healthcare Science

I am a Health and Care Professions Council registered Biomedical Scientist with 12 years experience in the National Health Service in laboratory medicine. My experience and interests lie specifically in the areas of Clinical Microbiology, Infection Prevention and Control and Near Patient Testing. My continued professional practice with Newcastle Upon Tyne NHS Foundation Hospitals allows me to engage with clinically and professionally relevant research and feed this into my teaching.

Teaching and supervision

I teach and supervise within the School of Nursing and Health Sciences in the specialist areas of clinical microbiology, infection prevention and control near patient testing and clinical professional practice.


I am Programme Leader for BSc (Hons) Healthcare Sciences (Life Sciences) and module lead for work-based learning modules within this programme.


I am academic lead for employability and student work-based placements within the BSc (Hons) Biomedical Science and Healthcare Science (Life Sciences) suite of programmes.


My specific areas of interest and research include embedding knowledge and practical application of near patient testing into undergraduate healthcare programmes, rapid diagnostic methods for urinary tract infections in paediatric patients and the use of diagnostics and infection control with gastrointestinal infections.
Health and Care Professions Council registrant (2004 to date)
Member of Institute of Biomedical Science (2004 to date)
Fellow of Higher Education Academy (2016 to date)

Member of regional pathology training and education group (2014 to date)
Member of regional point of care action learning set (2014 to date)
  • Member of University of Sunderland patient and public involvement committee (2015 to date)                                                                         Member of University of Sunderland Biomedical Science/Healthcare Science (Life Sciences) Employer liaison group (2016 to date)

Last updated 30 September 2021