Judges

Our prestigious judges feature some of the top figures in the education and healthcare sectors alongside a number of past award winners.

They will assess your work in a rigorous judging process, reading every entry before creating our shortlist. Those shortlisted will then get the chance to present to our panel face-to-face to convince them why they should win the award!

The judges dedicate their time and energy to the awards, with many returning to help us every year. We just want to say a huge thank you to our judging panel for their hard work and commitment.

The judges for 2022 are listed below:

Director of nursing programmes (leadership)
The Queen’s Nursing Institute
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Senior lecturer in midwifery
Middlesex University
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Deputy head of school - midwifery
Anglia Ruskin University
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Learning disability nurse and group advocacy facilitator
DeMontfort University
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Independent consultant nurse learning disabilities
Kingston University
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Chief nurse and director of infection prevention and control
Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust
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CEO
Foundation of Nursing Studies
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Lecturer in nursing education
King’s College, London
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Senior charge nurse
Manchester Royal Infirmary Intensive Therapy Unit (ITU)
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Final year adult nursing student
Queen’s University Belfast
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Independent healthcare consultant
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Postgraduate tutor
University of Chester
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Paediatric nurse
Middlesex University
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Clinical supervision programme manager/lead facilitator
Foundation of Nursing Studies
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Chief nurse
East and North Herts NHS Trust
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PhD student
Queen’s University Belfast
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Learning, education and nursing development manager
Bradford District Care NHS Foundation Trust
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National nursing lead for primary & community care working
Strategic Programme for Primary Care
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Associate professor
Staffordshire University
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Associate Director of Nursing for Children and young people
North Middlesex Hospital
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Undergraduate honours registered nurse
Glasgow Caledonian University
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Associate professor and field lead
Swansea University
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Professional lead
Royal College of Nursing
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Director of practice
Anglia Ruskin University
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Mental health nurse
Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health Foundation Trust
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founder and Chair of 'Children and Young People's Nurse Academics
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Associate director of nursing education
South West London and St Georges Mental Health NHS Trust
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Queen’s nurse and QN leader
Hounslow and Richmond Community Heatlhcare NHS Trust
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Wellchild community complex discharge/ liaison nurse
Noah’s Ark Childrens hospital
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Practice development nurse/matron
West London NHS Trust, Broadmoor Hospital
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Lecturer
University of Stirling
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Independent nurse consultant
Reducing Deaths in Custody Project for NHS England
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CEO & chief admiral nurse
Dementia UK
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Associate professor
Bournemouth University
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Education and training officer
Glasgow Clinical Research Facility
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Lead nurse
Newport Pagnell Medical Centre
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Staff nurse, emergency department; clinical academic fellow
NHS Tayside; University of Dundee
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Associate professor/head of department for nursing
University of East London
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Head of nursing
Buckingham Healthcare NHS Trust
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Disability equality champion
Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
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Associate professor
Kingston University
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Continuing healthcare specialist nurse
West Essex CCG
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Technical specialist
Brunel University London
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Community mental health nurse
Northamptonshire healthcare NHS foundation Trust
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Professor emeritus of nursing
University of Sunderland
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Senior consultant, nursing
World Health Organisation
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Researcher
University of Nottingham Ningbo
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Senior lecturer
Queen's University Belfast
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Senior lecturer
London South Bank University
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Education and lifelong learning adviser
RCN Wales
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Learning disabilities nurse
Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust
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Adult nurse
University of East London
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Consultant nurse physical healthcare
West London NHS Trust
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Professor of learning disability nursing
University of South Wales
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CEO
Goal Mind
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Staff nurse
Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust
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Deputy director of education, research and innovation
East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust
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Clinical caseworker
NHSP/PHE
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Academic midwife
Coventry University
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Student midwife
Middlesex University
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Clinical academic IBD nurse specialist
Nottingham University Hospitals NHS trust
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Senior lecturer mental health
Buckinghamshire New University
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Paediatric intensive care nurse
Great Ormond Street Hospital
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Senior lecturer
Liverpool John Moores University
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Senior lecturer in adult nursing
London South Bank University
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Associate
Health and Social Care Leadership Centre
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Team leader & specialist practitioner
Haringey Learning Disability Partnership
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Deputy subject leader
University of Northampton
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Chair
Mary Seacole Trust
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Chief nursing officer
Wellington Hospital London
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Head of CLCH academy
Central London Community Healthcare Trust
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Head of education for nursing
University of Birmingham
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Senior regional officer
Royal College of Nursing
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Associate professor
Birmingham City University
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Senior lecturer - nursing academic programme
University of Brighton
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Clinical practice placement facilitator
Dartford and Gravesham NHS Trust
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Director of careers and enterprise
University of East London
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Freelance consultant nurse academic
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Deputy chief nurse
University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay
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