Oxford School of Nursing and Midwifery

Travel Scholarship Awards for OxINMAHR Students

Monday, 08 January 2018


Florence Nightingale Foundation travel scholarships are awarded to registered Nurses and Midwives who wish to study an aspect of nursing practice overseas or in another area of the UK.

The application process usually involves a written application and interview, with the candidate demonstrating how the award would enhance nursing care in the UK and how this learning might be disseminated.

Neesha Oozageer Gunowa

Neesha Oozageer Gunowa is a Senior Lecturer at Kingston University and St. Georges, University London.  She now combines this role with that of a PhD student at Oxford Brookes University on a Clinical Nursing PhD programme.  In early spring 2018, Neesha will be using her travel scholarship to visit Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore and the University of California, Los Angeles.  Whilst at the universities Neesha’s focus remains on the exploration of nurse education and patient safety which links closely to both her academic career and research interests.  Upon her return from the United States Neesha hopes to share her experience with colleagues to help create an international comparison of patient safety education delivered to student nurses. 


Lauren Harding

Lauren is a PhD student between the departments of Oxford School of Nursing and Midwifery and Sport, Health Sciences and Social Work, in the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences at Oxford Brookes University. Lauren also works part-time as a school health nurse in the NHS. She will use her travel scholarship to visit Tokyo/Japan for two weeks in March 2018 to understand how public health nurses work to protect school-aged children from child abuse and neglect, with a focus on the prevention of child sexual abuse (CSA) and exploitation. In Japan, child maltreatment, particularly CSA and exploitation, has historically been a closed issue (Tanaka et al. 2017) and recognising and responding to CSA in the UK is an important area for study as CSA remains largely hidden (NSPCC, 2013). It is hoped that the scholarship will allow for cross-cultural exchange of ideas and strategies for public health nurses to address child abuse in the school-aged population.