Alison Metcalfe has been appointed professor of healthcare research at the Florence Nightingale School of Nursing and Midwifery at King’s College London.
The school, which has over 1,000 students and is the only Department of Health-funded unit of its kind in the country, announced the appointment on 1 February.
For the past ten years, Professor Metcalfe has held the position of senior research fellow at the University of Birmingham, where she led the implementation of the new nursing and physiotherapy research strategy.
Professor Metcalfe registered as a nurse in 1987 in Manchester. Her main role area of interest is in research management for the NHS.
She has worked as research and development manager for North Staffordshire NHS and as deputy director for research and development at Birmingham Heartlands & Solihull NHS Trust, which involved developing research governance and management systems.
Professor Anne Marie Rafferty, head of the school, said: “Alison comes with an excellent clinical research pedigree and will lead the implementation of a renewed research strategy and the development of the clinical academic career pathway with our NHS partners.”
Professor Metcalfe said she will “support further development and growth, locally through strong research partnerships within King’s College London and the King’s Health Partners but also internationally via our global collaborations”.
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