Professor Alison Leary, a Fellow of the Queen’s Nursing Institute and Chair of Healthcare & Workforce Modelling at London South Bank University has been awarded an MBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List.

Professor Leary has received the honour for Spectator Safety and Medical Care. She undertakes work for both Millwall Football Club and for Women in Football.

Professor Leary commented: ‘I’m delighted that our work in spectator safety has been recognised. It’s very much a team effort between our staff, volunteers, supporters and the statutory services. I am lucky to work with people who continuously want to improve care and make services safer.’

Dr Crystal Oldman CBE, the QNI’s chief executive commented: ‘I am absolutely thrilled to see Professor Alison Leary honoured in this way. She has led pioneering work on Spectator Safety and Medical Care at Millwall Football Club for many years and is a truly extraordinary example of an expert and highly regarded nurse researcher and skilled clinician. The QNI is delighted to be working with Alison as both a QNI Fellow and the Director of the newly established QNI International Community Nursing Observatory.’

Professor Leary undertakes projects around the modelling of complex systems in healthcare. Her interests are in the complexity of healthcare, mathematical models and data science. She has been a registered nurse for twenty years and is particularly interested in specialist and advanced practice. This year, she is the Director of the QNI’s newly formed International Community Nursing Observatory, which will provide intelligence about the community nursing workforce and related healthcare data.

Alison Kitson BEM

Alison Kitson, Queen’s Nurse, a District nurse at Cumbria Partnership NHS Foundation Trust also received a British Empire Medal for services to nursing.


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