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Joanne takes up the post of Chief Executive of the Foundation of Nursing Studies in 2019.

Qualifying as a Registered general Nurse in 1992, Joanne moved into emergency care and anaesthetics before completing her first degree in Health Studies in 1999. Joanne then studied at postgraduate level to become a health visitor at King’s College, London and specialised in vulnerable groups, dispersed asylum seeking families and unaccompanied minors. Joanne studied for her MSc in Public Health between 2003 and 2005 and studied further for her Post Graduate Certificate in Academic Practice in 2012.

Between 2006-2013, Joanne worked as a Specialist Nurse, then Nurse Consultant in Health Protection at the Health Protection Agency, England. Joanne was a member of a specialist Health Protection team based at the 2012 Olympics. She was Deputy Chief Nurse at Public Health England from 2013 to 2019.

Joanne brings knowledge and experience from a range of roles in public health, nursing and from her work with the Royal College of Nursing, as a Queen’s Nurse and as a visiting professor at the University of Surrey. Joanne was awarded an MBE for services to nursing and healthcare in June 2013, a Fellowship of The Queen’s Nursing Institute and an honorary Doctorate from the University of Greenwich.

Joanne Bosanquet MBE QN FQNI
RGN; RHV; BSc (Hons); PG Dip; Pg Cert; MSc (Public Health) HonDUniv (Greenwich)