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Dame Anne Marie Rafferty

Rozana United Kingdom

Dame Anne Marie Rafferty is a British nurse, historian, administrator, academic, and health workforce and policy researcher who graduated from Edinburgh University in Nursing Studies, MPhil (Surgery) Nottingham University. She was the first nurse to gain a doctorate (DPhil Modern History) from Oxford University. 

She is currently a professor of nursing policy, having previously been the dean of the Florence Nightingale School of Nursing and Midwifery, King's College London. She is a fellow of the Royal College of Nursing and a fellow of the American Academy of Nursing. Her research interests combine history, health policy and health services research. 

She was appointed director of the Centre for Policy in Nursing Research at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine in 1994, and subsequently head of the Health Services Research Unit. 

Rafferty was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in the 2008 New Year Honours for services to healthcare and Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire (DBE) in the 2020 Birthday Honours for services to nursing. She was elected President of the Royal College of Nursing from 2019-21.