Anne Marie Rafferty DBE

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    Anne Marie Rafferty DBE

    Senior Associate

    King's College London

Dame Anne Marie Rafferty DBE is a Professor of Nursing Policy, and former Dean of the Florence Nightingale Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery, at King’s College London. She is a historian, health workforce and policy researcher, graduating from Edinburgh University in Nursing Studies, and MPhil (Surgery) Nottingham University. She was the first nurse to gain a doctorate (DPhil Modern History) from Oxford University.

She was seconded to the Department of Health to work with Lord Ara Darzi on the Next Stage Review of the NHS and awarded a CBE for services to healthcare in 2008. She served on the Prime Minister’s Commission on the Future of Nursing and Midwifery 2009-10. She co-led a Student Commission on the Future of the NHS supported by NHS England; was an author of the RN4CAST study on nursing workload and skill mix; and was a member of the Parliamentary Review of Health and Social Care in Wales which reported in 2018. She is Visiting Professor at the NIHR funded Patient Safety Translational Research Centre at Imperial College NHS Trust & served on Research Excellence Framework panels since 2008. She was elected Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences in 2018 and National Academy of Medicine in 2020. She was awarded a DBE for services to nursing in January 2020.  She holds fellowships from the American Academy of Nursing and the Royal College of Nursing, serving as elected president from 2019-2021. She is also a member of the NHS Assembly.