Sarah Green, head of nursing and midwifery at the University of the West of England, has been awarded a leadership scholarship for aspiring deans.
The award was made jointly by the Florence Nightingale Foundation and the Council of Deans of Health.
Bristol nursing academic wins leadership scholarship
The scholarships are aimed at senior educators who aspire to take on a role as a dean of a university faculty with nursing, midwifery or allied health professional programmes.
Scholars undertake a bespoke leadership development programme which brings together both the health and higher education aspects of a dean’s role.
Ms Green will join the cohort of Florence Nightingale Foundation leadership scholars and have the opportunity to build a network with senior leaders across a range of healthcare settings.
The award is intended to enable the recipient to define long-term career objectives and maximise professional impact, as well as offering the chance to work on an individual improvement project within their institution.
Ms Green said: “This will help me with my career ambitions but perhaps more importantly enable me to continue to raise the profile of nurse and midwifery education here at UWE Bristol.”
Professor Steven Neill, pro vice-chancellor and executive dean of health and applied Sciences at UWE Bristol, said the scholarship recognised Ms Green’s “outstanding leadership” of the university’s department of nursing and midwifery.