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Professor Elizabeth Anionwu will be retiring on the 1st August 2007 and in the same month all staff at the Ealing site [Westel House] where the Centre was based are relocating to Paragon House, Thames Valley University, Boston Manor Road, Brentford, Middlesex, TW8 96A near the entrance of the M4 motorway. Dr Dave Sookhoo, Principal Lecturer [Research] email@example.com will devote part of his time to 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 firstname.lastname@example.org BUT for queries concerning aspects of Diversity work at the Faculty of Health and Human Sciences please email: email@example.com
Professor Anionwu is on the Editorial Advisory Board of Nursing Standard
Publications For a list of Professor Anionwu's publications [up to July 2007] click here
Current research activities
SHIFT (Screening for Haemoglobinopathies In the First Trimester of pregnancy) Co-applicant with Professor Theresa Marteau, Director, Psychology & Genetics Research Group, King’s College London (Lead applicant) et al Antenatal screening for haemoglobinopathies in primary care: a cluster randomised trial to inform a situational model. Funded by the Dept of Health Research & Development Health Technology Assessment Programme. 2004-2006.
Completed research projects
Diversity, Attrition and Transition Into NursinG: the DATING project
To download a copy of:
The Executive Summary of the DATING Project (December 2005) click here.
The full report of the DATING Project (December 2005) click here.
Professor Anionwu made a presentation about the DATING Project at a Nursing Standard/NHS Employers sponsored workshop at the Royal College of Nursing Congress in Bournemouth on Monday 24th April, 2006.
The DATING research team made a presentation on the 27/9/2006 at the Mary Seacole Centre for Nursing practice, entitled Promoting and Tracking Diversity of Students within Nursing and Midwifery Education - a national model? that was held at the Slough campus, Thames Valley University. Click here to download a PDF version of PowerPoint presentation.
The experience of chronic illness among young people with a sickle cell disorder or thalassaemia in the West Midlands. Co-applicant with Dr Karl Atkin, former Director of Primary Care Research and Senior Lecturer in Ethnicity & Primary Health Care, Centre for Research in Primary Care, University of Leeds (Principal Investigator) and Birmingham OSCAR (Lead Applicant). 3 year funding: 2002 -2005. Karl is now a senior lecturer in Ethnicity and Health at the University of York.
Providing support for those with haemoglobin disorders: A review of the evidence and guidance for good practice. Co-applicant with Dr Karl Atkin, former Director of Primary Care Research and Senior Lecturer in Ethnicity & Primary Health Care, Centre for Research in Primary Care, University of Leeds (Principal Investigator) (Karl is now senior lecturer in Ethnicity and Health at the University of York) and Professor Francine Cheater, Professor in Public Health Nursing, School of Healthcare Studies, University of Leeds. Department of Health: Public Health Initiative. 2003 - 2005
Equity of access to South West London Cancer Network services across ethnic groups. In collaboration with Mr Peter Aspinall, Senior Research Analyst, Centre for Health Services Studies, University of Kent . Commissioned by The Diana, Princess of Wales, Memorial Fund Project, Royal Marsden NHS Trust. Completed May 2002.
Uptake by black and minority ethnic nurses of sponsored places by a west London Trust on Diploma/Degree Oncology Nursing courses. Co-researcher Dr Dave Sookhoo, Mary Seacole Centre for Nursing Practice. Commissioned by Royal Marsden NHS Trust. Completed December 2002. Professor Anionwu made a presentation about the findings at the Nursing Times/Royal Marsden 3rd National Cancer Nursing & Rehabilitation Conference that took place in October 2003.
The following paper has been published: Sookhoo D and Anionwu E.N. (2006) An exploratory study into the recruitment of black and minority ethnic students to a sponsored NHS trust cancer nursing education programme. Diversity in Health and Social Care. 3: 27-34.