Pam Smith is thrilled to take on the mantle of ICCHNR President and the opportunity to work with the Executive, Management Committee and members to fulfil ICCHNR’s vision to promote community nursing globally and strengthen research, education and clinical capacity. She is very much looking forward to participating in ICCHNR’s strategic programme of international conferences, symposia, fellowships and networks to inspire current and future generations of community nurse practitioners, educators and researchers.

Pam is a registered adult nurse, district nurse and health visitor and one of the first graduates of Manchester University’s Bachelor of Nursing Programme. She has worked as a nurse and teacher in Tanzania, Mozambique and Britain and as a nurse researcher in Britain, Malawi, Nepal and the USA.

Pam is currently Professor Emerita of Nursing Studies at the School of Health in Social Science, The University of Edinburgh. Previous posts include the General Nursing Council Trust Endowed Chair in Nurse Education and Director of the Centre for Research in Nursing and Midwifery Education at the University of Surrey.  Her past and current research is committed to global public health, international development in lower and middle income countries, health care workforce and migration, health care professional education and leadership, emotions in care and extreme old age. She is highly committed to capacity building, quality education and care.

Pam received an MBE for services to nursing and nurse education in 2016.