Professor Gina Marie Awoko Higginbottom MBE is Emeritus Professor of Ethnicity and Community Health, School of Health Sciences, University of Nottingham; Co-Convenor of The International Collaboration for Community Health Nursing Research (ICCHNR) and Vice President UNITE-Community Practitioner and Health Visitors Association.
Dr Ruth Oshikanlu MBE talks with Professor Gina Marie Awoko Higginbottom MBEProfessor Gina Marie Awoko Higginbottom MBE is Emeritus Professor of Ethnicity and Community Health, School of Health Sciences, University of Nottingham; Co-Convenor of The International Collaboration for Community Health Nursing Research (ICCHNR) and Vice President UNITE-Community Practitioner and Health Visitors AssociationGina is the first Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic nurse to hold a professorial role in Russel Group university in the U.K. Formerly a Canada Research Chair, she holds a substantive track record of achievement in research and education. She has researched ethnicity and health for 20years acting as Principal Investigator for nationally and internationally funded research grants both in the U.K. And Canada. Gina Higginbottom is a qualiﬁed nurse, midwife and health visitor and her clinical career as a nurse spans 22 years. Prof Higginbottom is an alumna of the Nottingham School of Nursing and completed her PhD at the University of Shefﬁeld, supported by a prestigious National Primary Care Research Fellowship. Gina was the ﬁrst health visitor to receive this award.Professor Higginbottom is the recipient of a number of prestigious awards:• A Canada Research Chair (CRC) (renewed ranked in the top 10th percentile at renewal, a recognition of research excellence by peers), • A Nursing Research Scholar of the Smith and Nephew Foundation, a Mary Seacole Leadership Award holder. • In 1998 she was awarded an MBE for services to young people and health promotion. • Gina has been principal investigator for 22 externally funded research studies• Gina is honorary professor at University of Shefﬁeld and Shefﬁeld Hallam University, UK and has held Visiting Professorships at the University of Sao Paolo, Riberao Preto, Brazil, the University of California Davis and the University of Pennsylvania, the United States, the University of Almeria, Spain and at the University of Karolinska, Stockholm, Sweden.• An adjunct professor at the University of AlbertaGina’s research portfolio focuses on ethnic minority populations and immigrant health using participatory models of research. She particularly focuses on the broad issue of social exclusion and equity in health care, lay understandings of health and illness, chronic disease management in primary care, self-care strategies, the cultural congruence of health care services, access and utilisation of health care services, and ethnic and cultural diversity in care giving.A second and major theme in her research portfolio has focused on international migration and maternity, including parenting issues, early parenthood and postnatal depression in different ethnic minority groups, and experiences of diverse ethno-cultural groups during access to and navigation of maternal healthcare services.
Posted by Nurses & Midwives Talk on Monday, June 22, 2020