Event 19.10.2020

Specialist Nursing Seminar

Prof Alison Leary

Monday 19th October

12:30 - 13:30

It’s just one week until Prof Alison Leary joins us from LSBU to talk about the evolution of specialist nursing in the UK. Do come along for this online lunchtime seminar exploring the development of specialist practice in the UK and the value of the work of specialist nurses today.


After spending ten years in science and engineering Prof. Alison Leary undertook an RN diploma at The Nightingale School at St Thomas Hospital (now Kings College London). She attained a Masters in Biomedical Science (Haematology) and worked in acute Haematology services. Prof. Leary obtained a PhD in Clinical Medicine from the University of London (Royal Free & University College School of Medicine).

In recent years she has undertaken various projects around the modelling of complex systems in both the public and private sector and has a particular interest in the work of specialist practice and its value. She undertakes research in this area - she also provides a service as an expert witness. 

Prof. Leary writes regularly for the general, trade and academic press. She was the clinical lead for the matchday medical service at Millwall FC for 23 years. In 2015 she was made a Fellow of the Royal College of Nursing and in 2016 a Fellow of the Queens Nursing Institute and a Winston Churchill Fellow for which she examined high reliability organisations looking at safety. In 2019 she received and MBE for modelling spectator safety in the English football league. 




Free. All staff, students, members of the public welcome.

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