King's College London Research Award - Nursing
For more than 20 years Kirsty has led nursing education at top-ranked schools of nursing in the US. As an Associate Dean for Education and Professor at Emory University Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing in Atlanta, Georgia, Kirsty has led education of nurses during the COVID-19 pandemic. Pandemics have been recurrent and unpredictable, and nurses are irreplaceable for the day-to-day battle against pandemics. During this pandemic, UK and US nursing leaders have ensured the nursing workforce pipeline continued with many challenges, and very different regulatory and health services. Kirsty's Fulbright research project is a qualitative multiple-case study with UK and US nursing leaders designed to share lessons learned and guidance for leaders in future pandemics. She is a qualitative researcher with Ebola and HIV pandemic response academic practice and research experience. Kirsty is excited about learning from colleagues in the UK, living in London, and getting to know people in the UK.