Professor Alison Kitson RN, BSc(Hons), PhD, FRCN is a UK nurse and is Professor of Nursing and Head of the Discipline of Nursing at The University of Adelaide, Australia.
She used to be Director of the RCN Institute. As Director she supported the development of a number of innovative projects including the Clinical Leadership Programme, the RCN Learning Zone, an e-learning venture with three higher education establishments and an extensive set of practice-based research programmes.
She has had a distinguished academic and professional career. In 1991 she was awarded a Fellowship of the Royal College of Nursing for her work on Standards of Care. She is a supernumerary Fellow of Green College, Oxford, holds a number of Visiting and Honorary Chairs and in 2001 was awarded Distinguished Graduate of the Year from her old university, University of Ulster.
Alison has published over 100 academic and professional articles and has appeared on numerous local, national and international platforms. She has also worked with the World Health Organisation and as a consultant on international projects for the World Bank. She is a Trustee of the Brendoncare Foundation and former member of the Health Advisory Service 2000 Board and the Policy Advisory Board of the Nuffield Trust.
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