Julienne Meyer

Board Member

Professor of Nursing: Care for Older People, City University of London & Executive Director, My Home Life (United Kingdom)

Adjunct Professor, University of South Australia

Adjunct Professor, Griffith University, Australia

Adjunct Professor, Federation University, Australia

Visiting Professor, University of Wisconsin, USA

Professor Julienne Meyer CBE leads Research and Development in ‘Care for Older People’ at City University and is Executive Director of My Home Life Programme.  Subthemes to her work include ‘quality of life’, ‘quality of care’ and ‘quality of management’.  As a nurse, she is also interested in the ‘value and contribution of nursing’. Typically, Julienne uses collaborative approaches to bring about whole systems change and reflect on the lessons learnt from attempts to improve practice.  Her style of working is evidence-based, relationship-centred, appreciative, and action oriented.  Over the last 20 years, she has worked in a variety of different settings (health, social care, and housing; general and mental health; primary, secondary and tertiary care) and across a number of traditional boundaries (public and private; policy and practice; research, and education.

As Director of My Home Life (MHL), she leads a UK-wide initiative to promote quality of life in care homes for older people (http://www.myhomelife.org.uk)  that is hosted by City University, in partnership with Age UK.  MHL was initiated by the National Care Forum in 2006 and has the on-going support of the Relatives and Residents’ Association and all the national provider organisations that represent care homes across the UK[1].

Internationally she has a reputation for expertise in action research, qualitative methods and aged care.  She holds three Adjunct Professorships in Australia (Griffith University, Brisbane; University of South Australia, Adelaide; and Federation University, Ballarat) and also a Visiting Professorship at the University of Wisconsin, USA.  She is a Board member of the International Association of Homes and Services for the Ageing.  Nationally, she is Co-Convenor of the National Care Homes R&D Forum and Commissioner on both the Demos Commission on Residential Care and the HSJ/Serco Commission on Care for Frail Older People in Hospital.

[1] National Care Forum, Care England, National Registered Nursing Home Association, National Care Association, Care Forum Wales, Scottish Care, Independent Health and Care Providers in Northern Ireland