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The Queen's Nursing Institute endowed a professorship at the University of Manchester in our centenary in 1987.
Currently the position is held by Professor Karen Luker (FMedSci PhD BNurs).
Karen became a Fellow of the Queen’s Nursing Institute in 2003. She is also a Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences. In 2010 she was awarded an Honorary Doctorate in Medicine from the University of Lund Sweden and in 2011 an Honorary DSc from University of Alberta Canada in recognition of her contribution to health care research and research capacity building.
She has reviewed on a wide range of national and International research committees including MRC Health Services and Public Health Research Board and two RAE Panels and equivalent panels in New Zealand (PBRF). Karen is a Non-Executive Director of Greater Manchester West Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust. In addition she edits the Journal Health and Social Care in the Community published by Wiley/Blackwell Publishing. She has been a Visiting Professor at the University of Hong Kong and University of Auckland, New Zealand.
Please click on this link for further information and contact details: http://www.manchester.ac.uk/research/Karen.luker/