Michelle Clayton, RGN

Michelle Clayton, RGN

University of Leeds

Michelle Clayton, RGN

Michelle is a part-time lecturer in Liver Care at the University of Leeds and a part-time Liver Nurse Educator at St. James’s University Hospital, Leeds.
Michelle Clayton has nearly 30 years of experience in the field of hepatology and liver transplantation. Michelle is passionate about championing quality care for people with liver disease. She became the first elected Chair of the British Liver Nurses’ Association (BLNA) serving the liver nurse community in the UK; and last year she stepped down as the Chair of the European Association for the Study of the Liver (EASL)’s Nurses’ and Allied Health Professionals taskforce, raising the profile of liver nursing across Europe. Michelle has a large portfolio of publications and speaks both nationally and internationally particularly on care considerations for people with liver disease and liver transplantation. In 2012, Michelle won Gastrointestinal Nursing’s “Educationist of the Year” award for her work in advancing liver nurse education and care. She is on the editorial board of Gastrointestinal Nursing and was integral in developing the journal’s Liver Nursing Supplement. Michelle led and successfully launched the “Caring for People with Liver Disease: A Competence Framework for Nursing” in 2013 and collaborated with Lynda Greenslade to update the framework in 2015. Michelle and Lynda, on behalf of the RCN, have worked with the BLNA and British Liver Transplant Group (BLTG) to produce a new competence framework to include caring for people following liver transplantation, which was launched in September 2019. Michelle Clayton RGN, BSc (Hons), MSc, PGC Clinical Education Lecturer in Liver Care, University of Leeds Liver Nurse Educator, St. James’s University Hospital, Leeds