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Former RCN president to lead nursing research academy

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The Academy of Nursing, Midwifery and Health Visiting Research (UK) has appointed Roswyn Hakesley-Brown as its new chair.

Ms Hakesley-Brown was president of the RCN between 2000 and 2002, and is currently chair of the Patients Association. She was awarded a CBE in 2007.

She replaces Professor Tony Butterworth, who was the founding chair of the academy. He is standing down at the end of this month.

Academy vice chair Professor Pauline Pearson said: “This appointment recognises Roswyn’s expertise in networking, her financial acumen and her focus on patients/users perspectives.” 

The academy was established in 2008 by members of the Royal College of Midwives, the Community Practitioners’ and Health Visitors’ Association and the RCN who are actively involved in research.

It aims to be an “expert collaborative voice” for research involving nursing, midwifery and health visiting, and also provides expert mentor support for those wishing to develop clinical academic careers.

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