Professor Julienne Meyer CBE
Professor Emeritus of Nursing: Care for Older people, School of Health Sciences, Division of Nursing, City, University of London
Professor Julienne Meyer's research into care for older people 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-informed, relationship-centred, appreciative, and action-oriented.
Professor Meyer has enjoyed working in a variety of different settings (health and social care, general and mental health, primary, secondary, and tertiary care) and across traditional boundaries (public and private, policy and practice, research and education). She is best known for her work in care homes and in 2006 was one of the co-founders of My Home Life an international initiative to promote quality of life in care homes.
Since retirement in 2019, Professor Meyer has been working in a variety of roles (research and development advisor, national care forum; visiting professor at University of Hertfordshire, co-chair for Commission on the role of housing in the future of care and support, Social Care Institute for Excellence; associate with the Kings Fund on the KF/MHL Care Homes, Housing, health and social care: Learning Network Committee Member, committee member for Worldwide Elements To Harmonize Research In long-term care liVing Environments (WE THRIVE) Consortium; member of Strategic Advisory Panel, Standard Wise International, and co-investigator on several projects, including Care Home Friends and Neighbours: Intergenerational Linking (CHFaNs: IL project), Developing research resources And minimum data set for Care Homes' Adoption and use (DACHA study), Staffing that promotes quality for older people residing in care homes (StarQ study), and Learning by Experience and Supporting the Care Home Sector during the COVID-19 pandemic (LESS Covid-19 study).
In 2015, she was awarded CBE in the Queen’s New Year Honours for services to Nursing and Care for Older People. More recently, she was celebrated by the University of London as one of their 150 leading women (1868-2018).