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LSBU Associate Professor awarded Florence Nightingale Travel Scholarship

24 February 2017
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Gary Francis, Associate Professor in the School of Health and Social Care, has been awarded a Florence Nightingale Foundation Travel Scholarship

One of London South Bank University’s (LSBU) distinguished Associate Professors, Gary Francis, in the School of Health and Social Care, has been awarded a Florence Nightingale Foundation Travel Scholarship to help promote academic understanding around contemporary healthcare simulation practice.

The travel scholarship is awarded annually by the Florence Nightingale Foundation to advance the study of nursing and promote excellence in practice.

Gary Francis will use his scholarship to travel to Australia this Summer and undertake a study of healthcare simulation practice in higher education and clinical settings, visiting Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide.

Gary said: "Being awarded a Florence Nightingale Foundation Travel Scholarship is a real honour for me because the Foundation embodies the very essence of advancing nursing education and practice for patient care.

“I hope to learn from some of the most notable commentators in nursing and inter-professional simulation as well as working with the latest teaching and learning techniques in simulation for optimising safe, compassionate, collaborative patient care.

“I am very much looking forward to bringing back and sharing the knowledge I gain over there, with staff and students at LSBU. I believe that this knowledge transfer will be of huge benefit to the University in terms of helping us to use our own resources more productively and optimise opportunities for enterprise and innovation.”

Warren Turner, Dean of LSBU's School of Health and Social Care said: “I'm delighted that Gary's work is being recognised in this way. His contribution to the development of skills and simulation at LSBU is significant and his travel scholarship will allow him to bring the best International perspective to his work.”

 
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