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LSBU academic chosen as one of the top figures in NHS history

One of our pioneering academics, Prof Alison Leary, has been named this week as one of the most influential people by Nursing Standard and NHS England
03 July 2018

Professor Alison Leary, Chair of Healthcare & Workforce Modelling at LSBU, has been voted as one of the seventy most remarkable figures, whose contributions to nursing and midwifery have given inspiration to the challenges that the profession faces today.

In a week when the NHS widely celebrates its 70th Anniversary on Thursday 5 July, Professor Alison Leary was selected by the judging panel as one of the seventy people whose impact has helped forge the NHS and whose contribution, along with the others selected, has helped to shape modern healthcare in recent times.

Professor Leary has been recognised as a role model and leader in the list. She qualified as a nurse in 1996 after ten years in science and engineering.

Professor Leary said:

“What I like about researching at LSBU is discovering the wonderful, intelligent and innovative work that nurses do daily. Nursing is a very creative profession and I am honoured to help them show the value of their work and how this in turn, helps patients and their families.”

Professor Leary became a Royal College of Nursing fellow in 2015. Her other fellowships are with the Queen’s Nursing Institute and the Winston Churchill Memorial Trust, in which she focused on patient safety by travelling to other safety critical workplaces. These include NASA and CERN. Professor Leary also holds a master’s in biomedical sciences and a PhD in clinical medicine.

View the full list of nurses selected by the judging panel.