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60 Seconds with research and innovation nurse Ann McMahon

Nurses are naturally innovative but if they are going to lead change they need to learn how to demonstrate their value, says Ann McMahon.

Nurses are naturally innovative but if they are going to lead change they need to learn how to demonstrate their value, says Ann McMahon

Ann McMahon

RCN research and innovation manager Ann McMahon graduated in Dundee with a BSc in Nursing in 1979 and registered in mental health and general nursing at the age of 20. Ten years later she obtained an MSc degree. Married with two children, she has worked for the RCN since 1994.

What are your main work responsibilities?

I lead on innovation and research policy. Nurses are the mothers of invention and we are incredibly innovative – but there is something inherently self-effacing about our profession and I’m working on changing that culture.

How did you get your job?

I’ve been passionate about research and development throughout my career. As an assistant director of nursing I

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