Professor Elizabeth Anionwu Phd, CBE, FRCN is one of the 18 black female professors out of 18,500 professors in the UK. Professor Anionwu was the Vice Chair of the successful Mary Seacole Memorial Statue Appeal, Patron of the Sickle Cell Society and the Nigerian Nurses charitable association.She is also the author of 'Mixed Blessings of a Cambridge Union' the story of her life, http://www.elizabethanionwu.co.uk/my-book/ . Her full bio is below. For this Queen Nzingha lecture (33) she will be talking on:
- Growing up in care as a Nigerian/Irish heritage child in 1950's England
- Life as a Black female academic, tips and strategies
- The successes of Mary Seacole; statues and Radical nurses
- History, education and the curriculum
- Sickle Cell disorders
- Plus a Question and Answer session
Queen Nzinga was an African Queen who fought against the European invasion of southern Africa (Congo/Angola). The Queen Nzinga lecture series features African female academics / holders of expert knowledge, speaking on topics of their choice on a monthly basis. The Nzinga lecture series will provide a regular platform for women of African descent to highlight important issues in an academic setting.See previous Queen Nzingha lectures here https://www.youtube.com/blackhistorywalks
This event will start promptly at 6.30pm, latecomers will miss out and may not get a seat. Admission free but must book via Eventbrite. Donations accepted on the day
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About the Speaker
Professor Elizabeth Anionwu
Professor Elizabeth Nneka Anionwu, PhD, CBE, FRCN
Elizabeth is the Emeritus Professor of Nursing at the University of West London.
Elizabeth is a qualified nurse and health visitor tutor and has held senior executive roles at various organisations. She was appointed as the first ever UK sickle cell/thalassaemia nurse counsellor and was Head of the Brent Sickle Cell & Thalassaemia Information and Screening Centre from 1979 to 1990.
Elizabeth was a senior lecturer in Community Genetic Counselling at the Institute of Child Health at the University College London, and was the Dean of the School of Adult Nursing Studies & Professor of Nursing at University of West London.
Elizabeth established and was Head of the Mary Seacole Centre for Nursing Practice, again at University of West London. On her retirement, Elizabeth was honoured with the award of Emeritus Professor of Nursing.
Elizabeth has had articles published in many journals. She was the co-author of The Politics of Sickle Cell & Thalassaemia (2001), Open University Press and A Short History of Mary Seacole: a resource for nurse and students (2005) RCN Publishing.
Elizabeth was Vice-Chairperson of the successful Mary Seacole Memorial Statue Appeal and a Patron of the Sickle Cell Society and the Nigerian Nurses Charitable Association UK and Vice-President of Unite/Community Practitioners and Health Visitors Association (CPHVA). She is also Honorary Advisor to the Chief Nursing Officer’s Black & Minority Ethnic Advisory Group.
Elizabeth was awarded a CBE in 2001 and in 2004 a Fellowship of the Royal College of Nursing (FRCN). In 2010 she was inducted into the Nursing Times Nursing Hall of Fame for services to the Development of Nurse-led Services.
Read Elizabeth's Huffington Post blog on the forthcoming Mary Seacole statue to be unveiled later this year at St Thomas' Hospital.