Michelle Biggins

Postgraduate Research Student
School of Health and Social Care
 Michelle Biggins


Ask me about
  • Any Infection Prevention and Control matters as this is my specialist subject.


I currently work as a Lead Nurse in Infection Prevention and Control. I have a varied background both in the NHS and within a University setting. I am a Registered Nurse, and have just embarked on my Professional Doctorate in Nursing (Oct 2021). I have been qualified for 23 years, and have spent 16 of those pursuing my academic interest. I completed my Masters degree in Healthcare Practice in November 2020. My work life is challenging at the best of times, however leading a IPC team and advising staff at all levels about maintaining patient safety through a pandemic, has been the highlight of my career to date! I have a strong interest in education, and have recently taken up the position of East of England Branch Officer for Education within the Infection Prevention Society (the national body for infection preventionists). I am responsible for organising the educational content for branch meetings and the regional conference. I am a Mum of a preteen and I work full time. I run the Ipswich Blanketeers (a group providing crochet and knitted blankets for patients at the end of their life). I am Treasurer for 1st Great Tey Scout Group. No I do not have much spare time! However life is for living....and most importantly for giving.


  • Masters in Healthcare Practice University of Essex (2020)

  • BSc Infection Control University of Hertfordshire (2009)

  • BSc (Open) (Mathematics and Statistics) Open University (2006)

Research and professional activities





Colchester Campus

Working pattern:

Monday-Friday 9-5