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New head of children's nursing starts at LSBU

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A well-respected expert in children’s nursing and pain management is due to take up a new post this month at London South Bank University.

Dr Alison Twycross is the university’s new head of department for children’s nursing and reader in children’s pain management.

She is an experienced researcher who is recognised internationally in the area of acute pain in children. She has edited three books about managing pain in children, with the third book due to be published in 2014.

Dr Twycross qualified in 1987 and has worked in children’s nursing in a variety of settings in London, the Midlands and Scotland.

She took up her first academic post at the University of Central England in 1996 before moving to the University of Nottingham and then Glasgow Caledonian University.

Since 2005, Dr Twycross has been part of the Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education at Kingston University and St George’s, University of London.

She said: “I am absolutely delighted to be coming to London South Bank University as head of department for children’s nursing and look forward to working with the team to ensure we provide the best possible educational experience to our students.”

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