Michelle Cox, Michelle Cox Consultancy
Michelle Cox
Race equality consultant
Michelle Cox Consultancy

Michelle has 30 years’ experience in the NHS, and 26 years as a registered nurse. Michelle has a particular interest in health- inequalities. She has shone a light on issues affecting not just black communities and ethnic minorities, in her hometown of Liverpool, but has led on a number of national programs to elevate understandings around Equality Diversity and Inclusion ensuring that challenges are addressed, and learning embedded throughout NHS organisations. Michelle is more than passionate about challenging discrimination and injustices and has often used her platform as a nurse to address injustices. She was the North Regional lead to the Chief Nursing Officer Black Minority Ethnic Strategic Advisory Group for a number of years a role that she describes as significant in highlighting local issues. Michelle has worked with the RCN Foundation and set up Michelle Cox Anti-Racism Awards to recognise best practice with nurses and midwives. Until recently she was the Chair of Steve Biko Housing Association in Liverpool ensuring that the elderly and vulnerable in the local community have access to quality affordable homes free from race discrimination. In 2023 she returned from her second medical mission in Ghana. Her first was in 2022 to Sierra Leone which Michelle describes as an enriching experience. Michelle a Queens Nurse, recently delivered the William Rathbone X lecture in London and is frequently requested to deliver public speaking events or help organisations on equality matters. June 2024. Michelle became a Fellow of the Royal College of Nursing (RCNF) in acknowledgement of her experience, accomplishments and dedication to the nursing profession.