Two members of the National Nursing Research Unit (NNRU) have been appointed roles within the Florence Nightingale School of Nursing and Midwifery at King’s College London.
NNRU director, Professor Jill Maben, has been selected as chair in nursing research, while the position of chair of healthcare quality and innovation will be filled by Professor Glenn Robert.
Professor Maben’s research interests are based around different elements of the healthcare and nursing workforce, including staff wellbeing, and the effect these elements have on patient experience.
She will work with colleagues from the NNRU to conduct research for the government’s health visiting programme, as well as a scoping review on issues surrounding health visiting practice.
Professor Robert’s interests focus on research that can be implemented to improve quality and service within the health service, such as innovations and the latest designs that could be used in organisations.
His current research involves identifying and testing new methods that might help tackle certain organisational problems that parts of the health service struggle with.
Both roles will involve providing support for the school’s developing research strategy.