Nursing academic recognised in international 'hall of fame'

Researcher gains plaudits from the Honor Society of Nursing for her inspiring contribution

A leading academic based at King’s College, London, is to feature in an international nurse researcher hall of fame in recognition of her significant contribution to nursing research.

Anne Marie Rafferty.  Credit: Barney Newman

Anne Marie Rafferty, professor of nursing policy at the Florence Nightingale faculty of nursing and midwifery, at the research and teaching university, will be recognised by the Honor Society of Nursing at the 27th International Nursing Research Congress. The congress will be held in Cape Town, South Africa in July.

The hall of fame award celebrates 'significant and sustained broad national and/or international recognition’ of nursing research.

Professor Rafferty was assessed by the US based society on her record of publications, research which has impacted on policy and promoted quality and value in health services, and mentorship of novice researchers.

Her research into staffing and nurse and patient experience and outcomes, and health policy were considered to be ‘particularly inspiring’.

She is the only recipient from the UK to join the hall of fame this year and joins researchers from Canada, Lebanon, South Africa, Taiwan, and the US to receive awards from the Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International.

Professor Rafferty said: ‘I’m delighted to receive this prestigious award. It recognises the crucial role that nursing researchers can play in improving quality of care and outcomes for patients within health systems.’

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