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08 March 2024

Celebrating NMPC staff and student success for International Women's Day 2024

To celebrate IWD 2024, in Nursing, Midwifery & Palliative Care we're celebrating the impact and successes of women in the Faculty.

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Students, colleagues and alumni from the Faculty of Nursing, Midwifery & Palliative Care shortlisted for Student Nursing Times Awards 2024

Featuring Dr Siobhán O'Connor, Alexx Dixon, Victoria Edleston, Kendall Robbins and Akira Madams.

Several recent graduates, colleagues and current students were shortlisted for Student Nursing Times Awards 2024. This recognises their work in various areas, from diversity and inclusion, to climate and sustainability, to being the best practitioners and educators in their field.

The shortlists recognise the impact of those working in the Faculty, all of whom have had a tangible impact on how the Faculty and the wider University works in terms of process, research and education.

Read the article here.

NMPC International Women's Day celebration 2024

5 minutes with Shelley McLetchie-Holder

Shelley McLetchie-Holder is a Lecturer in Nursing Education and Head of the Child & Family Health department at the Florence Nightingale Faculty of Nursing, Midwifery & Palliative Care. Shelley is in her 3rd year of a Doctorate in Education (EdD). Her research focuses on the experiences of Black women academics and Black students as personal tutees in the Faculty. Her thesis will delve into the experiences of Black students taking the next step on to postgraduate study. We took 5 minutes with Shelley to learn more about her experience doing an EdD and her life outside of academia…

Read the article here.

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Faculty Executive Dean Professor Irene Higginson named among UK top female scientists and among the Best Female Scientists in the World

The Faculty's Executive Dean Professor Irene Higginson is Professor of Palliative Care & Policy. As well as her work as Executive Dean, Irene is also the Founding Professor of the Cicely Saunders Institute, Honorary Consultant in Palliative Medicine, NIHR Emeritus Senior Investigator and Fellow of the Academy of Sciences.

Irene was named within the top 30 in female scientists in the UK by Only the top 1,000 female scientists are displayed in the rankings which aim to “inspire female researchers, women pondering an academic profession, as well as decision-makers around the world with the example of successful women in the research community.”

Irene was also included on a list of's Best Female Scientists in the World among four other King's academics. The list is based on analysis of over 166,000 profiles of scientists across the globe.


Team King's wins Health Service Journal award for Workplace Initiative of the Year

Featuring Dr Dilla Davis and Dr Agimol Pradeep

Dr Dilla Davis, lecturer in nursing education at King’s College London, and Dr Agimol Pradeep, liver transplant coordinator at King’s College Hospital, were recognised by the Health Services Journal (HSJ) for their groundbreaking campaign work to register Internationally Educated Nurses without language tests.

Shortages in the nursing workforce and ethical recruitment are ongoing challenge faced by the UK healthcare system. However, thousands of Internationally Educated Nurses working as unregistered practitioners in the UK have been overlooked for more than a decade.

Read the article here.


Meet Andreia Trigo: Nurse & Entrepreneur

Andreia is a Faculty alumna, studying MSc Advanced Practice: Leadership. After struggling with her own diagnosis of infertility, she looked into the experiences of others struggling with it and how she could help them. Her company Enhanced Fertility was born from conversations with patients and clinicians. She speaks about how well-placed nurses are to be entrepreneurs, problem solving and receiving feedback directly from patients and clinicians.

Read the article here.

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In this story

Dilla  Davis

Lecturer in Nurse Education

Siobhán  O'Connor

Senior Lecturer in Education & Research

Irene Higginson

Executive Dean, Florence Nightingale Faculty of Nursing, Midwifery & Palliative Care