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Welcome to the Mary Seacole Centre for Nursing Practice 

Faculty of Health and Human Sciences at University of West London

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October 2008: DATING research project findings published in Journal of Advanced Nursing:

Click here for PDF version of paper entitled 'Diversity, attrition and transition into nursing' by J Mulholland, Elizabeth N Anionwu, Richard Atkin, Mike Tappern and Peter J Franks that was published in the October 2008 edition of the Journal of Advanced Nursing 64(1), 49-59. 

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, Thames Valley University, Boston Manor Road, Brentford, Middlesex, TW8 96A near the entrance of the M4 motorway.  Dr Dave Sookhoo, Principal Lecturer [Research] will devote part of his time to continuing the activities of the Mary Seacole Centre for Nursing Practice so for queries concerning aspects of Diversity work at the Faculty of Health and Human Sciences please email: [email protected] .  Tel: 0208 209 4017

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.

To contact Elizabeth please do so via her email address only: [email protected] 

Thank you.


The Centre was originally created in 1998 and Elizabeth named it after Mary Seacole as so few people seemed to have heard about this amazing Jamaican woman and her enormous contributions to nursing soldiers in the Crimean war.   The  focus of the Centre  is to enable the integration of a multi-ethnic philosophy into the process of nursing and midwifery recruitment, education, practice, management and research.  

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 Professor Anionwu is:

  • On the Editorial Advisory Board of  Nursing Standard
  • Vice-Chairperson of the Mary Seacole Memorial Statue Apppeal []  a registered charity that was established in November 2003 by Clive Soley, former MP, now Lord Soley.  Please click on the link if you would like to donate   online or download a form to send in a cheque to the appeal.  Thank you for your support!
  • Member of several national committees including the: Wellcome Wolfson Building Trustees' Committee, Dana Centre: Science Museum; the NHS Sickle and Thalassaemia Screening Implementation Programme Steering Group.  She is also one of the Patrons of  STAC (Sickle and Thalassaemia Association of Counsellors), the Sickle Cell Society and the Nigerian Nurses Charitable Association UK.

Last updated: 16/05/2011

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