An internationally renowned leader in nursing policy and health services research, Anne Marie Rafferty will be joining the Faculty as the 2013-2014 Frances Bloomberg International Visiting Professor. Anne Marie is a Professor of Nursing Policy and former Dean, Florence Nightingale School of Nursing and Midwifery and Director of Academic Outreach, Kings College London. She trained as a nurse at the University of Edinburgh BSc (Soc Sci) and in clinical research Nottingham University MPhil (Surgery) as well as a historian at Oxford University, DPhil (Modern History) and policy analyst at the University of Pennsylvania (Harkness Fellowship). She was seconded to the Department of Health to work as government adviser on nursing to Lord Ara Darzi on the reform of the NHS in 2007-2008 and was a member of the Prime Minister’s Commission on the Future of Nursing and Midwifery 2009-2010. Anne Marie is Co-director of the Centre for Humanities and Health at King’s College, London. She is also a Fellow of the Royal College of Nursing (2004), Queen’s Nursing Institute and Visiting Professor at the European Observatory for Health Systems and Policies at the Technical University, Berlin and WHO Collaborating Centre on Health Systems in Brussels. In 2008 she was made CBE (Commander of the British Empire) for her outstanding service to healthcare, and in 2011 she was inducted as an international fellow in the prestigious American Academy of Nursing.
Professor Rafferty’s research interests cover health policy, health services research and the history of nursing. She has been closely involved in developing international research initiatives on the links between nurse staffing and outcomes.
As the Frances Bloomberg International Visiting Professor, Anne Marie will be working with the Faculty to advance our expertise in the research and policy arena examining the contribution of nursing through the utilization of multiple data sources in long-term care settings. She will explore the potential of developing a collaborative research agenda between the Bloomberg Faculty and King’s College, London.
Anne Marie plans to be at the Faculty throughout the next 12 months on four separate occasions. She will be available to meet with faculty, students and our practice and professional partners during those visits. Anne Marie will set up a dialogue with faculty and TAHSN affiliates to discuss decision support systems for long term care and chronic disease management, which may be deployed in translating evidence into practice to inform care planning decisions.
During one of her visits, Anne Marie will present a public lecture and convene a workshop focusing on the nature and organization of nursing work to inform policy. Finally, she will present a Leadership Institute through the Centre for Professional Development in the new year.