Sheffield Children’s nurse becomes visiting professor at Sheffield Hallam University

Sheffield Children’s NHS Foundation Trust press release

Experienced children’s nurse and director of nursing at Sheffield Children’s NHS Foundation Trust Sally Shearer has been invited to join Sheffield Hallam University as a visiting professor.

Sally has worked in the NHS for 39 years. She previously managed children and young people’s acute and community services in London and Nottingham before joining the executive team at Sheffield Children’s in 2015.

Sally is the professional lead for nurses, health visitors and allied health professionals at Sheffield Children’s, including its hospital, transport and community services. She is also responsible for patient experience, safeguarding, infection control, legal and governance, and regulatory compliance. In addition, she is chair of the Association of Chief Children’s Nurses and is a trustee of The Children’s Hospital Charity.

Her new role at the university will see Sally continue to support and educate the next generation of nurses going into the profession. She will also be using the role to champion improvements to children’s nursing across the country, and helping to share good practice.

Pro Vice-Chancellor of the Faculty of Health and Wellbeing, Professor Alison Metcalfe said: “We are delighted that Sally Shearer is joining us at Sheffield Hallam University as a visiting professor. Sally is a nationally recognised leader in children’s nursing and will collaborate with us to promote cross-organisational work in the education of students and undertaking research to improve children’s health care.”

John Somers, chief executive of Sheffield Children’s said: “We are delighted that Sally is now a visiting professor at Sheffield Hallam. It will provide another opportunity outside of her role at the trust to share her passion for the profession and her wealth of knowledge over the past 39 years with students who are the future of our healthcare system – Sally will be a great asset to their teaching team.”


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