Meet the Board

Chapter Leaders

DNSci., MSC., BA., DipNEd., RNT, RN, SCM PFHEA
President
RN
Treasurer
MA, PGCertEd, Bsc(Hons), RGN
Secretary
Governance Chair, Governance Committee Member
DPhil, MN, RN, RM
Past President
MA, BSc, RN
Archivist
MS
Finance Chair
Web Master
RN, RM, SCPHN (HV), Queens Nurse
Web Master
PhD (Lond), RN, BSc (Hons), CertTHEd, PFHEA
Other Committee Position

Meet the Board

President - Dr Janet Scammell, DNSci., MSc Nursing, BA Social Science, Dip NEd., SRN, SCM, Email: jscammell@bournemouth.ac.uk

Janet Scammell is an Associate Professor at the School of Health and Social Care, Bournemouth University. She undertook her undergraduate nurse education in London and midwifery in Exeter. Janet worked as a qualified practitioner in London, Devon and Dorset in a number of clinical roles, including nurse management, specialising in oncology. Janet has worked in nurse and inter-professional education for over 20 years, undertaking a number of roles including Lead for Post-Qualification Programmes, Director of Pre-Registration Nursing Studies and Head of Learning and Teaching. Her doctoral studies concerned ‘Race and the mentor-student relationship in nursing’. Janet’s publications reflect her areas of interest – education, particularly practice learning, social inclusion and in particular the areas of ethnicity and older age, as well as end of life care. Currently Janet is leading the evaluative research element of a funded collaborative project concerned with end of life care education in care homes. Janet is keen to further develop her own scholarship and support others in the same endeavour.

Vice President
Head of Department - Department of Nursing Oxford Brookes University westcottej@brookes.ac.uk @lwestcott1 @oxfordnursing @nursbrookes

LW1__2_.jpgDr Liz Westcott is a registered nurse and currently holds the position of Department Head Nursing. Before coming to Oxford Brookes University Liz had a career in neuroscience nursing holding the roles of sister in neurology and then Senior Nurse in neurosurgery. During this time Liz also became the first lecturer practitioner for neurology and neurosurgery in Oxford.  Liz has led many developments in the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences including the introduction of the nursing masters, diplomas and foundation degrees. Currently Liz is responsible for adult, children's and mental health nursing, Return to Practice, health and social care foundation degrees, Nursing associate pilot, Post graduate nursing programmes, PhD students in Nursing and Professional doctorate in Nursing. Liz is also the executive lead for simulation education and is the Faculty link with CAIPE.

Liz has been a member of Sigma Theta Tau – Phi Mu Chapter  since 2014 and is the elected  Chapter  Vice President. Liz was a member of the Board of CAIPE from 2010-16 and is a member of FINE and the International Centre for Coaching and Mentoring Studies (ICCMAS).


Secretary - Sharon Waight, Bournemouth University  swaight@bournemouth.ac.uk

sharon.jpgSharon is currently lecturer in Adult Nursing at Bournemouth University, England.  Shes has a range of experience in healthcare and nursing.  Sharon is a nurse and worked in the National Health Service, England for most of her career.  she has a clinical nursing background working in acute hospital services, acute medicine, held senior nurse manager posts in medical and elderly care directorates and strategic nurse leadership positions in acute hospital and community and mental health services.  Sharon has developed nursing services, practice development and service improvement programmes in acute medicine, community and mental health services.  Sharon has a MA in Healthcare Ethics, PGCert Ed, BSc (Hons) in Nursing and am currently a PGR student.  

Treasurer - Paula Shepherd, Bournemouth University

userphoto.pngPaula's role within the Faculty of Health and Social Sciences at Bournemouth University is that of a university practice learning adviser. This role is about supporting practice education for students and assessors of practice.  This role includes leading the learning and assessing unit which prepares colleagues for their assessor role, ongoing CPD to develop skills and knowledge, quality assurance of placement and managing issues that may arise. Paula is also an academic adviser and lecturer for pre-registration students.  Since qualifying as an adult nurse in 1986 Paula has had many opportunities to experience nursing in different fields. This has included working in the USA as well as the private and national health system. Paula's interests are in elder care and supporting people with long term health conditions.  Paula considers the opportunity to support the profession of tomorrow as a great responsibility and opportunity to advance the nursing profession.

Finance ChairAnneyce Knight, Bournemouth University

Anneyce Knight is a Senior Lecturer in Adult Nursing. She has a substantial clinical background in nursing, having worked in a number of roles in the NHS, private and voluntary sector and, more recently, as a lecturer within Higher Education. She is passionate about the need for compassionate care, thereby enhancing the quality of patient care, particularly at end-of-life. Her primary research interests focus on Public Health and Wellbeing. Prior to joining Bournemouth University, Anneyce was the Course Lead for the innovative Foundation Degree in Health and Social Care (clinical) for Associate Practitioners, a joint NHS and Southampton Solent University collaboration. Previously she was at the University of Greenwich where she held a number of positions including leading on the development of the BSc Health and Wellbeing, European Lead and Erasmus Co-ordinator for the School of Health and Social Care. She was a Credit for Learning Advisor, a role which involved providing support and development advice for organisations seeking academic credit rating for their training and education courses. She has published and presented on a variety of public health and wellbeing issues, both nationally and internationally and been a visiting lecturer at several international universities.

Webmaster - Amy Hunter  a.e.hunter1@leeds.ac.uk
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Amy is a Registered Nurse, and works as a lecturer in Adult Nursing at the University of Leeds, UK. Amy's research interests include incontinence, women's health, communication with hidden populations, managing long term conditions and medical textiles.
Amy has been a member of Sigma since 2013 and has undertaken various activities with Phi Mu chapter, most recently becoming Webmaster alongside Jennifer Kirman.



Webmaster
 - Jennifer Kirman (Maternity Leave January 2018 - September 2018)
RN, RM, SCPHN (HV) | Queens Nurse | Senior Fellow HEA | Brookes Teaching Excellence Fellow | Oxford Clinical Academic Fellow | Senior Lecturer in Public Health Nursing - Course Lead SCPHN (Health Visiting and School Nursing), and Community Children's Nursing | Oxford Brookes University | jennifer.kirman@brookes.ac.uk

a773e291-33ab-47d8-a7b0-afe86666acd2.jpgJennifer qualified as an adult nurse in 2001, working primarily in women's health until moving into the field of midwifery. Having worked in Yorkshire as a midwife I moved into a career in health visiting in West Yorkshire and outer West London; my last role within the  NHS was as the Breastfeeding Lead and public health project lead for community health in Hillingdon (West London). In 2012 Jennifer commenced work in a community public health team as a senior lecturer at Bucks New University until taking the post as course lead for Specialist Community Public Health Nursing (SCPHN) (HV and school nurse), District Nursing and Community Children's Nursing in February 2014 at Oxford Brookes University. key interest are e-portfolio's within teaching and as part of continued professional development, values based recruitment into community programmes and infant feeding and early childhood development as part of the health visiting key public health role.

Faculty Counselor - Desi Tate

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Chair of the Governance Committee - Mary Laurenson 

ImageDisplay.jpgMary has extensive experience in health and social care since qualifying as a nurse in 1973 and Mary has continued to expand her knowledge through professional and academic endeavours. Mary is passionate about caring and service to others. Mary is also passionate about disseminating knowledge in the pursuit of educating people to care for individuals in a professional and holistic manner. Mary is the Acting Head of Department, Health Technology & Perioperative Practice and a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.  Presently Mary is the Chair of the Governance Committee of the Phi Mu (England) Chapter.



Archivist
 - Eileen Richardson, MA Ed, BA (Hons) RGN, SCM, Cert Nursing Studies (Education), Email: erichard@bournemouth.ac.uk

Eileen has worked in Nurse Education for many years both as a teacher and educational manager. Her initial teaching preparation was at Edinburgh University. Eileen is a graduate of both the Open and Sussex Universities, obtaining a master’s degree in Education at the latter. From 1993 to 2007, Eileen was a member of staff at the School of Health and Social Care at Bournemouth University where she held a number of posts. These included Programme Leader for Adult Nursing and Placement Co-ordinator. From October 2000 to 2007 Eileen was employed on a part-time basis as International Project Officer for Nursing. This involved, amongst other things, managing two transatlantic projects one relating to multicultural workforce's and the other ‘health inequalities in rural communities’. Now retired Eileen continues to be involved in a number of activities both locally and internationally and is deeply committed to the development of the Phi Mu Chapter. 


Chairman of the Leadership Succession Committee  - Philip Esterhuizen p.esterhuizen@leeds.ac.uk

Philip is a Lecturer in the School of Healthcare, University of Leeds, England and has many years of international experience as a nurse in a variety of settings and as an academic in both teaching and qualitative research. In his current position he stimulates self-awareness, narrative and self-reflection via the subject areas of practice-based learning, palliative care nursing, ethics, qualitative research and critical reasoning in students. Beyond this he is also involved in international Masters and PhD supervision in which these areas of self-development are often central to student development. He is an editorial reviewer for numerous international publications. Philip Esterhuizen is a Lecturer in the School of Healthcare, University of Leeds, England and has many years of international experience as a nurse in a variety of settings and as an academic in both teaching and qualitative research. In his current position he stimulates self-awareness, narrative and self-reflection via the subject areas of practice-based learning, palliative care nursing, ethics, qualitative research and critical reasoning in students. Beyond this he is also involved in international Masters and PhD supervision in which these areas of self-development are often central to student development. He is an editorial reviewer for numerous international publications.

President (2011- 2016) - Professor Elizabeth A Rosser, Email: Erosser@bournemouth.ac.uk 

Elizabeth_resized_Indy16.jpgElizabeth Rosser is Deputy Dean (Education) at Bournemouth University  As a professional nurse with a midwifery qualification, she gained a number of years experience in a range of specialist clinical areas before completing a six year spell in Colombia, South America as a nurse/midwife. She returned to the UK and began her teaching career in London before settling in Bristol. She undertook number of roles at the University of the West of England, culminating in seven years as modular scheme director of postgraduate and post qualifying programmes across a wide range of health and social care professional groups and became Reader in January 2007. She gained her doctorate in the area of “Developing the Nursing Workforce”. She developed a passion for research and publication and she is keen to support others in this endeavour. She firmly believes in developing and actively promoting the scholarship agenda for nursing. 




Honorary President
 - Dame Professor Betty Kershaw, DBE, FRCN, OStJ,  Professor Betty Kershaw, DBE, FRCN, OStJ, retired in 2006 as Dean of Nursing and Midwifery at The University of Sheffield. 

Betty holds visiting Professorships at Birmingham City and Manchester Metropolitan Universities. She was RCN President from 1994-1998 and CNO for St John Ambulance from 1998-2005. She was a member of the DH (England) Preceptorship Working Group and worked with the NMC on the new Pre-registration Nursing Curriculum. During her time as RCN Education Adviser (Congress 2007-Jan 2011) she was involved with the Advisory group working with Skills for Health on the Skills Passport. She was President of the England Honour Society – now named the Phi Mu Chapter (England) – for two years handing over to Professor Elizabeth Rosser of Bournemouth University in July last year. Betty has two Lifetime Achievement Awards; one from the UK the other from the USA. She is married with two sons and five grandchildren.