Dame Elizabeth Nneka Anionwu, DBE, CBE, FRCN, PhD

Emeritus Professor of Nursing, University of West London. 

Elizabeth is a qualified nurse and health visitor tutor and has held senior executive roles at various organisations. She was appointed as the first ever UK sickle cell/thalassaemia nurse counsellor and was Head of the Brent Sickle Cell & Thalassaemia Information and Screening Centre from 1979 to 1990. Elizabeth was a senior lecturer in Community Genetic Counselling at the Institute of Child Health at the University College London, and was the Dean of the School of Adult Nursing Studies and Professor of Nursing at University of West London. Elizabeth established and was Head of the Mary Seacole Centre for Nursing Practice, again at University of West London. On her retirement, Elizabeth was honoured with the award of Emeritus Professor of Nursing.