Professor of healthcare and workforce modelling, London South Bank University
Professor Alison Leary has a particular interest in the complexity of care and non-linear approaches using computational mathematics.
She recently published a paper examining the relationship between nurse staffing and outcomes in acute hospitals.
Alison originally studied natural sciences and worked in biomedical sciences/engineering for 10 years before pursuing a DipHe in adult nursing at St Thomas/KCL; she worked in cancer and palliative care for almost 20 years.
Alison holds a master’s in haemato-oncology and a PhD in clinical medicine from the University of London.
She has a particular interest in the specialist and advanced practice nursing workforce and has worked with many trusts to develop that group.
She is also the clinical lead at Millwall Football Club and BASICS scheme director. Alison was made a Florence Nightingale Foundation leadership scholar in 2013.
She is a senior fellow of the Higher Education Academy, and a fellow of the Royal College of Nursing and the Queen’s Nursing Institute.
In 2014, she was named as an inspirational woman in healthcare by the Health Service Journal and in 2016, she won a Winston Churchill Fellowship to look at safety in other industries including NASA.