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Melissa Owens University of York, UK

Melissa Owens is Director of Nursing at the University of York and has responsibility for their Nursing and Nursing Associate Programmes.  She has previously been a Nursing Associate Programme Leader.  She has a particular interest in evidence-based practice, which forms a major part of her teaching.  She is a Registered Nurse: Learning Disabilities and her research and publications have an educational focus.  Melissa also has a particular interest in interprofessional education and is a Board member of CAIPE (Centre for the Advancement of Interprofessional Education) and co-leads their Faculty Develop Sub-Group.  She previously led their Research Development Sub-Group and in November 2023 was part of a team who won an International Global Award for interprofessional team working.  She completed her Doctorate of Education in 2015, which focused on collaborative working in primary.