Cecilia Anim CBE - My journey from Ghana to RCN President

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Cecilia Anim DBE

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John Henry Brookes Main Lecture Theatre, John Henry Brookes Building, Headington Campus


Join us as part of Black History Month at Oxford Brookes to hear from Dr Cecilia Akrisie Anim President of the Royal College of Nursing (RCN).

Cecilia shares her experiences as the first BME President of the RCN; her inspiration throughout her four decades in the NHS; and the challenges and opportunities facing a new generation of nursing staff.

Cecilia originally trained as a midwife in Ghana, where she worked before moving to the UK and qualifying as a nurse in 1977. Cecilia works as a clinical nurse specialist in sexual and reproductive health at the Margaret Pyke Centre in London and specialises in family planning and aspects of women's health with a particular interest in menopause and public health issues.

Her awards include CBE in 2016, Honorary Doctorates from the Universities of Bradford (2016) and Nottingham (2017), UN African Women of Excellence Award 2015, and long service award for over 30 years’ commitment to the NHS.

Cecilia was elected as President in 2015 and re-elected in 2017. The RCN is the voice of nursing across the UK and the largest professional union of nursing staff in the world.