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Professor Elizabeth Anionwu retired on the 1st August 2007 and in the same month all staff at the Ealing site [Westel House] where the Centre  was based relocated to Paragon House, University of West London, Boston Manor Road, Brentford, Middlesex, TW8 9GA near the entrance of the M4 motorway.  Dr Dave Sookhoo, Principal Lecturer [Research]  will be responsible for continuing the activities of the Mary Seacole Centre for Nursing Practice. 

Thames Valley University have given Elizabeth the honorary award of Emeritus Professor of Nursing.  This will allow Elizabeth to maintain a 'virtual' link with the Faculty of Health and Human Sciences as she will retain her university email address  BUT for queries concerning aspects of Diversity work at the Faculty of Health and Human Sciences please email:  Tel: 0208 209 4017

Thank you.

The Mary Seacole Centre for Nursing Practice engaged in teaching, research, writing (click here for list of Prof Anionwu's publications between 1977 and  July 2007), mentoring, consultancy and committee activities both within the university and externally. Click here for our latest news.   The details of our activities are split into five pages:

1. Sickle Cell & Thalassaemia Disorders - Screening and Counselling  (this page)
2. Recruitment - The CANDLES Project [Campaign to Attract Nurses/midwives from Diverse Local Ethnic groups in Slough]
3. The MELTING online resource
4. Research including the DATING (Diversity, Attrition and Transition Into Nursing) Project
5. Annual Events of the Mary Seacole Centre for Nursing Practice

An interest of the Centre is screening and genetic counselling for a multi-ethnic society embracing education, practice, policy and research activities on matters raised by the offer of screening. 

Elizabeth Anionwu, through a variety of activities,  retains her longstanding interest in issues related to sickle cell and thalassaemia.  As an example she is currently a member of the NHS Sickle & Thalassaemia Screening Implementation Programme Steering Group chaired by Bishop John Sentamu.  In addition she regularly lectures on the subject both in this country and overseas. A book entitled ‘The Politics of  Sickle Cell and  Thalassaemia’ by Elizabeth Anionwu & Karl Atkin was published in June 2001 by the Open University Press: click here to order online.
The Mary Seacole Centre has supported the School of Midwifery in running the following course: ‘Supporting Choice in Antenatal Screening’ (Diploma level study: Level 5 - old HE level 2). This is an annual 8 day course.  Click here for more details.

EC FIFTH FRAMEWORK GenED PROJECT Collaborator – EC Fifth Framework GenEd Project (Genetic Education for Non-genetic Health care Providers).  Co-ordinator: Professor Rodney Harris, Professor Emeritus of Medical Genetics, Manchester University.

Last updated: 16/05/2011

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