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    Dr Anita Flynn is an Associate Head of Nurse Education within the Department of Nursing and Midwifery, School of Nursing, Midwifery and Allied Health Professions, Faculty of Health, Social Care and Medicine, Edge Hill University.


    Anita gained her Professional Doctorate (Health and Social Care) from the University of Salford in 2015. Her doctoral research focused on children’s nurse mentor experiences of undertaking assessment at sign off stage.

    Prior to joining the Faculty, Anita had gained extensive experience of both adult and children’s nursing. Following completion of an MSc in Clinical Nursing, at the University of Liverpool in 1997, she was employed as a Nurse Clinician, introducing an advanced nurse practitioner role into existing acute paediatric services. In this role she gained specific experience in advanced/higher level practice within children's nursing, undertaking high level clinical assessment and management of children and young people. 

    Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

    In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

    • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
    • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities

    Education/Academic qualification

    HEA Fellow, Fellow, Higher Education Academy

    Award Date: 20 Feb 2021

    Professional Doctorate (Health and Social Care) , Other, Children’s Nurse Mentor Experiences of Undertaking Assessments at Sign-Off stage., University of Salford


    Award Date: 15 Jul 2015

    Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education Teaching and Learning Support (PGCT&LS) , PGCert, PGCE Teaching and Learning Support, Edge Hill University

    Nov 2002Jan 2004

    Award Date: 5 Jul 2004

    Degree of Master of Science (Clinical Nursing), Clinical Nursing, University of Liverpool

    Sep 1996Sep 2007

    Award Date: 1 Dec 1997

    Diploma of Higher Education, Other, Children's Nursing, Liverpool John Moores University

    Dec 1993Dec 1994

    Award Date: 1 Feb 1995

    Other positions

    Nurse Clinician (Paediatrics), St Helens and Knowsley Hospitals NHS Trust

    Oct 1997Jun 2001


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