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Black History Month Event – Reflections of My Life

About this session

Professor Dame Elizabeth Nneka Anionwu is an Emeritus Professor of Nursing at the University of West London.  In 1979 she set up the first ever UK sickle cell/thalassaemia nurse counselling service, based in Brent.  She then became a senior lecturer in Community Genetic Counselling at the University College London’s Institute of Child Health.  Prior to retirement in 2007, she was Dean of the School of Adult Nursing Studies & Professor of Nursing at University of West London (UWL) & also established the Mary Seacole Centre for Nursing Practice.

Elizabeth is co-author with Professor Karl Atkin (University of York) of The Politics of Sickle Cell & Thalassaemia (2001) published by Open University Press & author of A Short History of Mary Seacole: a resource for nurse & students (2005), RCN Publishing.  Her highly acclaimed memoirs Mixed Blessings from a Cambridge Union, originally self-published in 2016, are due to be republished in 2021 by Orion and entitled Dreams From My Mother.

In this lunch and learn session, Dame Elizabeth Anionwu will reflect on her life working for NHS and shares from her memoirs ‘Reflections of my Mother’

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