Nursing & Midwifery

Professor Dame Elizabeth Nneka Anionwu

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Professor Dame Elizabeth Nneka Anionwu is a British nurse and academic. Experiencing an unsettled and, at times, abusive childhood, she was inspired to become a nurse and later became Dean of the School of Adult Nursing Studies and Professor of Nursing at University of West London (UWL).

Inspired by both Nightingale and Mary Seacole throughout her career, she created the Mary Seacole Centre for Nursing Practice at UWL and is now patron of the Mary Seacole Trust.

Image courtesy of Dame Elizabeth Nneka Anionwu

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Nightingale is respected worldwide for her pioneering role in developing the nursing profession, her statistical work, and her evidence-based approach to healthcare. In honour of her bicentenary the World Health Organisation have named 2020 the Year of the Nurse and Midwife.

In our special exhibition, you will find out about objects, people and places which tell interesting stories about Florence’s life and legacy. You’ll discover artefacts from her life, people she both inspired and challenged, and places she helped to shape. There’s many more insights too!

Please click on the different sections of her famous coxcomb diagram to explore various aspects of her life and legacy. We hope you enjoy exploring!