"Inspiring Women" Lecture


The School and the rest of the University are delighted to welcome Emeritus Professor Barbara Ann Parfitt CBE as our keynote speaker at the next Inspiring Women event being held on Tuesday 20th October
12-2pm at Almada Hall, Hamilton Campus.

Barbara Ann Parfitt qualified as a nurse and then a midwife in the 1960’s. In the 1970’s she worked in the rural mountains of Afghanistan and Bhutan as a community nurse midwife. In the 1980’s she taught as a lecturer at Manchester University and undertook her Phd. In 1991 she was appointed as Head of Department of Advanced Nursing at the North East Wales Institute. In 1995 she moved to Glasgow Caledonian University as Professor and Dean of the School of Nursing, Midwifery and Community Health.  She was also the Director of the WHO Collaborating Centre for Nursing and Midwifery and Secretary General of the Global Network of Collaborating Centres for Nursing and Midwifery. Her interests focus on international PHC development and she has completed projects in the Middle East, South Africa and Central Asia. She stepped down as Dean of Nursing in 2008  to take up the role of Director of Global Health development and is currently the founding Principal of the Grameen Caledonian College of Nursing in Bangladesh. She was recently awarded a CBE for her work in international health and nursing. Quite a lady and an inspiration to many.

If you want to hear Barbara’s talk, the event is available to all students and staff. To book please contact uwsevents@uws.ac.uk