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Michelle Coakley

Michelle Coakley

Senior Research Nurse - Stroke/Neurosurgery

Michelle is trained in both Learning Disability and Adult Nursing. Her broad range of nursing experience includes working with adults and children with learning disabilities, acquired head injuries and additional support needs, adults recovering from neurosurgery and children with complex healthcare needs including long-term ventilation.

Michelle recruits to and co-ordinates a variety of stroke and neurosurgery trials, including acute treatment, secondary stroke prevention, observational studies and randomized controlled trials. Notably, she is currently co-ordinating a commercial phase 2 randomized controlled drug trial.

Michelle played a role in recruiting to many COVID -19 trials and assisted in the co-ordination of the COVID-19 vaccine trial. She also managed to complete her MSc in Advancing Nursing Practice during this time. Michelle also holds an honorary clinical fellowship with the University of Edinburgh.