Emily McWhirter
Emily McWhirter
Senior consultant, nursing
World Health Organisation

Emily is a motivated and dedicated senior healthcare practitioner, change consultant, manager, leader and nurse, with a PhD in nursing, and strategic healthcare management education at Harvard Business School. She has worked in the National Health Service and the independent and charity sector for over 30 years, 20 at a senior level, across 4 London teaching hospitals, specialist centres and district general hospitals. Key to her success as a strategic leader is the ability to build strong and motivated teams, driven by my unwavering commitment to achieving exceptionally high standards and the relentless pursuit of higher quality and safe healthcare. Having been a Director of Nursing for three and a half years, which included leading a hospital through the Covid-19 pandemic, Emily is now working as a consultant for the Chief Nurse at the World Health Organization.