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Nottingham Hospital’s Chief Nurse awarded an Honorary Professorship by Nottingham Trent University

Chief Nurse at Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust, Mandie Sunderland has been made an Honorary Professor at Nottingham Trent University.

Mandie Sunderland
Mandie Sunderland
Mandie Sunderland

Chief Nurse at Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust, Mandie Sunderland has been made an Honorary Professor at Nottingham Trent University.

Mandie has been Chief Nurse at NUH since 2015, having previously held Executive Director positions at five other acute Trusts in the West Midlands and North West of England.

Professor Yvonne Barnett, Senior Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research) said: “Here at Nottingham Trent University the title of Honorary Professor is bestowed upon individuals who have made leading contributions to their profession. Mandie certainly fulfils this criterion.”

As an Honorary Professor, Mandie will continue to work with the university, collaborating on innovative teaching and research in the School of Social Sciences and School of Science and Technology.

She said: “I am extremely proud to be appointed an Honorary Professor at Nottingham Trent University and am looking forward to working closely with the team there to realise our ambition to become a Centre of International Excellence for Nursing and Midwifery Care.”

Mandie developed a keen interest in education and training while working as an intensive care nurse. This led to her achieving a Post Graduate Diploma and securing roles in both clinical and practise development.

Mandie’s innovative approach to nursing development was commended by Professor Barnett, who said: “Mandie provides exceptional leadership which is acclaimed nationally, and recognised internationally, to promote the role of the nursing profession and to support innovative approaches to training and development.

“These efforts are designed to ensure the attraction of talent, development and retention within the nursing profession. The recent establishment of the Institute for Nursing and Midwifery Care Excellence at NUH is a testament to Mandie’s innovative approach and outstanding leadership.”

The Institute for Nursing and Midwifery Care Excellence brings together NUH’s training, education, professional development and research programmes for nurses and midwives.  Read more about nursing and midwifery at NUH here.

  • Notes for editors

    • Nottingham Trent University was named University of the Year 2017 at the Times Higher Education Awards and Modern University of the Year in the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018. The award recognises NTU for its strong student satisfaction, quality of teaching, overall student experience and engagement with employers.
    • Nottingham Trent University (NTU) has been awarded the highest, gold, rating in the Government’s Teaching Excellence Framework for its outstanding teaching and learning.
    • NTU is one of the largest UK universities with nearly 28,000 students and more than 3,500 staff across four campuses, contributing £496m to the UK economy every year. It is one of the most environmentally-friendly universities, containing some of the country’s most inspiring and efficient award-winning buildings.
    • The University is passionate about creating opportunities and its extensive outreach programme is designed to enable Nottingham Trent to be a vehicle for social mobility. NTU is the sixth biggest recruiter of students from disadvantaged backgrounds in the country and 95.6% of its graduates go on to employment or further education within six months of leaving.
    • NTU is home to world-class research, winning The Queen’s Anniversary Prize in 2015 - the highest national honour for a UK university. It recognised the University’s pioneering projects to improve weapons and explosives detection in luggage, enable safer production of powdered infant formula and combat food fraud.
    • With an international student population of approximately 2,600 from around 100 countries, the University prides itself on its global outlook.
Published on 13 February 2018
  • Category: Press office