LSBU’s Professor Alison Leary awarded Royal College of Nursing Fellowship
23 June 2015
London South Bank University
(LSBU) is proud to announce that Professor Alison Leary, Chair of
Healthcare and Workforce Modelling at LSBU,
has been awarded a Royal College of Nursing (RCN) Fellowship.
The Royal College of Nursing Fellowship is the highest
award the RCN can bestow and are awarded to RCN members who have made an
exceptional contribution to nursing and/or health care. Alison was commended
for being a highly effective leader and a role model for senior nurses.
Commenting on the work for
which she was nominated, Alison said: "I am thrilled to receive
this award and feel extremely privileged as there are so many people out there
doing such great work."
In 2014 Alison was named on the Nursing Times
Leaders list and also named as one of the Health Service Journal's
Inspirational Women in healthcare.
of the things I love about my current work is learning about the wonderful and
innovative things nurses are doing. Nurses are such a creative group of people
and I feel it's an honour to help them show the value of their work and benefits
to patients and families," Alison added.
Alison is currently carrying out research – funded by NHS
England – into the impact of inpatient acute nurse staffing on patient
With a strong interest in specialist and
advanced practice, Alison shares her expertise by regularly writing on
healthcare issues and is the editor of Europe's best-selling lung cancer
ten years in biomedical science and biomedical engineering within the NHS,
Alison undertook a nursing diploma at The Nightingale School at St Thomas
Hospital (now Kings College London). She attained a Masters in Biomedical
Science (Haematology) before specialising in lung cancer and thoracic surgery.
obtained a PhD in medicine from University College London in thoracic oncology
and continues to research in this area. Her work also includes undertaking
various projects around the modelling of complex systems.