Joan has over 35 years’ experience as a nurse consultant and educator in community children’s nursing settings across London. She has worked as an advisor to the Chief Nursing Officer for England in the NHS for over 10 years.
Joan recently retired from her post as Associate Director for Health Services and Chief Nurse in Kingston and Richmond last year. Joan is a 2018 Florence Nightingale Foundation Leadership Scholar and became a Trustee and Director with the Florence Nightingale Foundation in 2019.
She is on Royal College of Nursing Council representing over 62,000 nurses in London.
Joan received an OBE for services to children and nursing in the Queens’ Birthday honors’ list in 2013, she is a Queen’s nurse & has a honorary doctorate from Middlesex University.
Joan has a children’s charity providing education and support for over 25 vulnerable children & their families in Nakuru, Kenya.