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Top nursing professor to leave KCL for University of Surrey

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A leading nursing professor is to leave her post at King’s College London to join the University of Surrey.

Jill Maben, who is professor of nursing research at KCL, will take up her new role from September.

In her new post, as professor of nursing, she said she would “further develop research capacity and support students and nursing colleagues in the important work that they do”.

”I look forward to working with new colleagues to further develop research capacity and support students and nursing colleagues in the important work that they do”

Jill Maben

Professor Maben’s previous work has included national and international studies on workforce issues, improving care quality and measuring patient experience.

Her programme of research has highlighted how the values of new nursing students can become compromised in poor work environments and has highlighted the links between staff experiences of work and patient experiences of care.

Prior to her current role at KCL, from 2011 to 2015 she was director of the National Nursing Research Unit - based at the Florence Nightingale School of Nursing and Midwifery at KCL.

She was also expert advisor to the prime minister’s Nursing and Care Quality Forum in 2013, representing the expertise from within the National Nursing Research Unit.

The University of Surrey’s head of school of health sciences, Melaine Coward, said it was “delighted” that Professor Maben was joining them.

“She has rightly been recognised both personally and professionally for her commitment to nursing, by conducting research that has and will continue to create positive working environments for nurses, which will improve the lives of both nurses and their patients,” she said.

Professor Maben said: “I look forward to working with new colleagues to further develop research capacity and support students and nursing colleagues in the important work that they do.

“Working at the University of Surrey presents fantastic opportunities for developing my research – it’s an organisation going places and I am excited by my new appointment.”

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