Anionwu Fellowship for Inclusivity

A new and exciting 6 month fellowship programme for Nursing and Midwifery NHS Staff

LSBU has an excellent reputation for its first class training and for research that changes lives, making us the ideal institution to support the new Dame Elizabeth Anionwu Fellowship Programme for Inclusivity in Nursing and Midwifery

“I’m not interested in talking about why we have health inequalities – I’m interested in what we’re going to do about it” Dame Elizabeth Anionwu

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About the Fellowship

The Dame Anionwu Fellowships will provide a bespoke programme with a focus on Leadership for Inclusivity based on the values of Dame Elizabeth, funded by Health Education England.

Dame Elizabeth Nneka Anionwu OM DBE FRCN FQNI is a British nurse and Emeritus Professor of Nursing and became the UK’s first sickle-cell nurse in 1978. Dame Elizabeth is also an Honorary Advisor to the CNO BME Strategic Advisory Group. This programme will align with the Dame Elizabeth Anionwu annual lecture for inclusivity in Nursing and Midwifery. In 2022 Dame Anionwu was awarded the Order of Merit. Only 24 people can ever hold this award at any one time and it is in the personal gift of the reigning monarch. Florence Nightingale received the Order of Merit in 1907.

The aim of the awards is to provide a bespoke leadership programme, which supports the delivery of the national WRES action plan in relation to access to training opportunities, the provision of equal opportunities for career progression or promotion and fair access to career progression.

The provider will require an expert understanding of the issues relating to race and inclusivity within the nursing workforce and be able to design, develop and deliver a high quality programme that meets the educational needs of learners and be equipped with services to support students with diverse learning needs. It is critical that the Fellowships demonstrate impact in the specific areas aligned to the WRES data.

The Dame Anionwu Fellowships will support nurses on the programme to develop their skills and capabilities to lead complex change aligned to their organisation’s Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) agenda and the principles of social justice.

The programme will recruit 5 fellows onto the fellowship programme.

The programme will provide a broad offer to the individual and will include of 3 modules, commencing in April 2023 and completing in October 2023;

  • Module 1 Core Concepts of Equality Diversity and Inclusion.
  • Module 2 Social Justice and Inclusivity.
  • Module 3 Leading Change Projects.

Alongside this each Fellow will undertake a project aligned to effecting change related to their organisations Equality and Diversity Strategy and will be offered an identified sponsor from within the NHS and an academic mentor, who will support them in the development and delivery of their project and act as a project supervisor throughout the programme. Additionally, one to one coaching will be provided over the period of the fellowship

There will be 5 action learning sets delivered over the year and these will specifically allow Fellows a safe space for discussing and sharing experiences.

All Fellows will have access to the Provider’s academic and learning resource centre. They can request 1:1 sessions with learning technicians and IT support as required. In addition, they can access the Student Wellbeing Team.

Application Form

*New extended deadline* to 13th March 2023

To apply for this exciting new fellowship programme, please click here to download and complete the application form

Please note we are accepting applications from 1st February 2023 until Monday 13th March 2023* and places are allocated on shortlisting and interview process.

*New extended deadline*

Click here for the Key Eligibility Criteria (PDF File 170 KB)

For more information about the programme, please email Professor Calvin Moorley at