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Faculty Executive

The Faculty Executive is responsible for the strategic leadership of the Florence Nightingale Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery.  

Head of Faculty

Professor-Helen-McCutcheon128x128Professor Helen McCutcheon has been Dean of the Faculty since November 2011 coming back to the UK after many years in Australia.She qualified as a Registered General Nurse, Registered Midwife and Neonatal Paediatric Nurse in Scotland before moving to Australia where she had the opportunity to work in positions providing primary health care, acute care and chronic illness support across the lifespan both in hospital and community health settings. As Dean of the Florence Nightingale Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery she has successfully led the development, implementation and evaluation of strategies to improve the education, research, internationalisation and staff development activities of the Faculty. Professor McCutcheon sits on the Board of Trustees of the Florence Nightingale Museum and the Florence Nightingale Foundation. Her areas of interest in teaching and research are public health, care of the older person, dementia and leadership.

Deputy Head of Faculty

Ian Norman1Professor Ian Norman is Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Nursing Studies, which has the highest impact factor of any non-specialist nursing journal in the world (Thomson Scientific 2007).



Associate Dean (Education)


Professor Stephen Tee joined the School as Associate Dean for Education in January 2013. Professor Tee is a Registered Mental Health Nurse who worked clinically for 10 years with people experiencing acute and long-term mental health problems. His research interests include participatory approaches to mental health care and psychosocial interventions and he completed a Doctorate in 2005 focusing on service user involvement in clinical decision-making. Professor Tee is also the Chair of the Health Education Group, led by London Higher. In his previous role at the University of Southampton, Professor Tee led on their implementation of the all-graduate curriculum in nursing and he has particular interest and experience in education development and leadership.

Associate Dean (Research)


Professor Alison Metcalfe joined the School in February 2011 from the University of Birmingham where she held the position of Senior Research Fellow. Professor Metcalfe is a Council member and Conference Organiser for the Society for Genomics Policy and Public Health (SGPPH). She is also associate editor of BMC Research Notes. 


Acting Director of Administration and Business Development

Simon-Eades-webSimon Eades is responsible for leadership of professional and administrative services, marketing, communications and financial management within the School. He has worked for several colleges/institutes of the University of London for over 10 years in a range of student facing roles. A philosophy graduate from the University of Reading, he has also completed postgraduate studies at the Institute of Education.


Director of Clinical Education

Angela-ParryAngela Parry is a Registered Nurse with a special interest in clinical education, curriculum development, quality assurance, and the professional role of the nurse. She has a clinical background and current experience in general adult nursing. Ms Parry has been successful in both College Teaching Excellence and College Teaching Fund awards and is currently completing her PhD, which focusses on Registered Nurse medication administration behaviours and patient safety. Ms Parry is also the School's Senior Tutor.

Head of Department of Adult Nursing

Mary-CrawfordMary Crawford is a Registered Nurse with a background in acute and critical care adult nursing. She teaches undergraduate students, both pre and post qualification, focusing particularly on professional issues and work based professional development. Ms Crawford is also the Faculty Disability Advisor, providing staff and students with guidance relating to any required adjustment.


Head of Department of Child and Adolescent Nursing

Andrea-CockettAndrea Cockett has a professional background in children's critical care nursing and palliative care, most recently working in a children's hospice setting. She teaches across both pre and post qualification modules within the Faculty, and has also been involved in three Department of Health funded projects related to the provision of paediatric palliative care services across London.


Head of Department of Mental Health Nursing

Allan-HicksDr Allan Hicks is a Registered Nurse with a background in both mental health and adult nursing. He teaches on modules both pre and post qualification, focusing particularly on person centred care with an emphasis on people living with Dementia. His doctorate looked at career development within the pre-qualification curriculum and he was previously Chair of the Pre-Qualification Admission Panel.


Head of Department of Midwifery

elsamontgomery-(resized) Elsa Montgomery joined King’s College London in January 2014. Prior to that she was a lecturer in midwifery at the University of Southampton, where she completed her PhD in January 2013.  She is a registered midwife and worked clinically for 10 years before moving in to education. She has particular interest in postnatal care and the transition to parenthood. Her doctoral research was on the very sensitive subject of the maternity care experiences of women who were sexually abused in childhood. 


Head of Department of Postgraduate Research


Dr Joanne Fitzpatrick has a professional background in adult and gerontological nursing. Within the Faculty, as Head of Graduate Research Studies, Joanne is also responsible for representing and furthering the interests of postgraduate research students and overseeing matters relating to their educational experience. Joanne’s research focuses on care provision for older people in different settings, in particular nursing care homes.

Professoriate Representative

Emma-ReamProfessor Emma Ream is a registered nurse with a background in cancer nursing, and leads the Supportive Cancer Care Research Group. Professor Ream's research aims to help patients maximise the benefits of treatment whilst enabling patients and their carers to live as well as possible with the effects of the disease and consequences of its treatment. Professor Ream represents the Faculty's research activity on the School Executive.


Also represented on the School Executive is the Head of Student Services and the Business Manager for the Florence Nightingale Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery.

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