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Dame Elizabeth Anionwu

Happy New Year Dame Elizabeth Nneka Anionwu DBE FRCN is a nurse, health expert, tutor, lecturer and medical professor of Irish and Igbo descent. Elizabeth contributed to opening the first sickle cell and thalassemia counselling centre in the UK. As the Dean of the School of Adult Nursing Studies and a Professor of Nursing at University of West London, she helped create the Mary Seacole Centre for Nursing Practice.  In 2001, Anionwu, along with Professor Atkin, wrote the book The Politics of Sickle Cell and Thalassemia. Anionwu then in 2005 wrote a book called A Short History of Mary Seacole. Dame Elizabeth was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in 2001 for her services to nursing. In 2004 she was awarded the Fellowship Of the Royal College of Nursing (FRCN) for developing the sickle cell and thalassemia counselling centre. In 2007, following her retirement, she was appointed Emeritus Professor for Nursing at the University of West London. In 2010