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Professor Aisha Holloway

Programme Director of Nursing Now Challenge

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Professor Aisha Holloway

Programme Director of Nursing Now Challenge

Professor Aisha Holloway
Programme Director of Nursing Now Challenge, Professor of Nursing Studies, University of Edinburgh
Aisha Holloway BSc(Hons) Nursing, RGN, PhD, FNMRCSI Ad Eundem, Professor of Nursing Studies, Co-Director of the Edinburgh Global Nursing Initiative, Adjunct Professor Johns Hopkins School of Nursing

Aisha Holloway is Chair in Nursing Studies and is the founder and Co-Director of the Edinburgh Global Nursing Initiative (EGNI) at The University of Edinburgh as well as an alumna of Harvard Business School.

With a personal research programme spanning over 30 years, Aisha’s work has a particular focus on alcohol related harm, global public health, workforce and health policy. She also has a strong professional interest in personal and professional leadership, health policy and nurse political leadership.

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Kate Holmes

Director of External Relations (maternity cover for Hannah Finch)

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Kate Holmes

Director of External Relations (maternity cover for Hannah Finch)

After studying for a Communications degree, Kate has worked in a range of communications, advocacy, PR, content and storytelling roles for various public, private and third sector organisations.

Through her work at the Health eResearch Centre at The University of Manchester, at Salford Primary Care Together, and at Manchester Foundation Trust (MFT), Kate's journey communicating within health and social care developed in exciting and varied ways.

In January 2023, Kate joined the Nursing Now team covering Hannah Finch's maternity leave. Kate picked up the baton in managing and developing the communications strategy, partnership and external relations alongside the team.

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Sarah Walji

Consultant Project Officer, part-time

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Sarah Walji

Consultant Project Officer, part-time

Sarah is a Canadian Registered Nurse, with a specialty in emergency mental health.

She has completed a Masters degree in global health and is currently an instructor with iheed. She previously represented young nurses internationally as a board member with the global campaign Nursing Now. Sarah has presented to global audiences as well as engaged within her local community as a mental health educator. Sarah has also participated in global healthcare service delivery in South America and the Middle East.