Biography

In 2014, Rosalynd joined the University of East Anglia as Professor of Nursing Sciences in the newly formed School of Health Sciences and was Head of School from 2016 to 2019.

Rosalynd is an experienced, senior healthcare educationalist and practitioner with significant, strategic, higher education leadership experience with a deep commitment to ensuring high quality learning and professionalism in the healthcare disciplines, both in the UK and internationally. Her ambition is to ensure the best healthcare practice outcomes for patients through high quality, innovative, research informed education which both challenges and engages students to realise their potential

Rosalynd trained as a nurse at the Nightingale School of Nursing, St Thomas’ Hospital, London. After a period of working as a staff nurse and ward sister in surgical wards and accident and emergency department, she subsequently became a Clinical Teacher at St Thomas’ Hospital. In 1983, after a short break in service and time with her young family, she moved to Somerset and worked as a Clinical Teacher and then Senior Tutor in the then Somerset School of Nursing. 

As Acting Chief Executive of the College, she led the integration of nurse education in to the University of Plymouth and in 1993 became the Deputy Head of the Institute of Health Studies, University of Plymouth. This was a period of rapid transformation and growth for Health Studies with the opportunity for a variety of leadership opportunities within the Institute and wider University.

In 2003, Rosalynd joined the School of Nursing and Midwifery, at the University of Southampton as the Director of Learning Teaching and Quality. In 2006 she became the Associate Dean Education for the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences and after a further period of university re structuring, was appointed the Facuty of Health Scinces' Associate Dean of Education from 2009 - 2014. 

Previous and Current Experience

  • Shaping and influencing UK healthcare education and policy and leadership of implementation process.  
  • Strategic lead for higher education institution organisation's significant NHS contract with local NHS Commissioners of healthcare education
  • Organisational redesign to ensure greater efficiencies and effectiveness of healthcare academic activities
  • Significantly contributing to strategic education leadership in a higher education institution on the corporate education agenda with expertise for healthcare education provision.
  • Building strategic academic alliances with & coordination of an effective  interface between the healthcare education agendas and local employers related to healthcare education at national, (Department of Health), regional (Strategic Health Authority) and local healthcare provider level.
  • Higher education leadership through persuasion and example
  • Leading the design and content of creative, high quality patient centred healthcare education within a global environment

Externality and Influence

  • Non executive member of the Board of Trustees for the Patients Association
  • Member of Council of Deans for Health
  • Member of Council of Healthcare Sciences
  • Member of UK Board of Physician Associates
  • Member of the Norfolk Paliative Care Forum
  • Member of the Senior Leaders' Advisory Group for EAHSN

Education Leadership Consultancy

  • University of East Anglia, 2013. Designing new NHS focused programmes

    University of Cardiff, 2013. Amalgamation of health care disciplines into one single academic School

    University of Glamorgan, 2007. Professional Mentorship

    University of Glasgow, 2006. Quality Assurance Consultancy

    Macmillan Cancer Education.  2003 & 2004. Management & Leadership Consultancy

    Kings College, London. 2003. Quality Assurance Consultancy

     

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