Date of release: Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Joanne Bosanquet, Deputy Chief Nurse for Public Health England, is to be honoured by the university today (Tuesday 24 October).

She will receive the degree of Honorary Doctor of the University (HonDUniv) in a graduation ceremony at the Greenwich Campus. This award is in recognition of her distinction in the field of nursing and public health, and the inspiration she has been to students graduating from the nursing programmes.

Having begun her career as a registered nurse, Joanne quickly achieved a succession of academic qualifications and moved into emergency care. She worked in an underprivileged area of London, specialising in care for vulnerable groups including asylum seeking families and unaccompanied minors. She was soon recruited to set up a nurse-led Personal Medical Services pilot in Doncaster for asylum seekers.

Joanne moved on in her career to hold various leading roles in nursing and public health, and was a member of the Public Health Steering Committee for six years. In 2012 she was selected as a member Health Protection Team for the London Olympics, a proud achievement in her career.

A further accolade followed in June 2013 when Joanne was awarded an MBE for services to nursing and healthcare.

As Deputy Chief Nurse, Joanne provides essential leadership for specialist nursing and midwifery workforces. She gives expert advice to nurses on a range of nursing and midwifery issues and is working toward developing a skilled, public health focused nursing workforce.

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Picture: Joanne Bosanquet MBE