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Ann-Marie Cannaby

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Professor Ann-Marie Cannaby

Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Health and Care) and CEO (CU Health & Care Ltd)

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Sheena-Marie O'Brien 

Professor Ann-Marie Cannaby is the Pro-Vice Chancellor for Health at Coventry University. Prior to this role she worked in a collaborative group structure as the Chief Nurse at The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust and Chief Nurse and Deputy CEO at Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust. Ann-Marie’s clinical background is grounded in caring for patients with medical conditions. She has worked within large University Hospitals in the UK and has held a variety of clinical, research and managerial roles including Chief Operating Officer.

For the last 17 years Ann-Marie has held executives roles, gaining a wealth of leadership experience across the NHS and internationally, including Chief Nursing Officer at Hamad Medical Corporation the public health system in Qatar. Ann-Marie has maintained an international nursing perspective, and has been involved in nursing leadership and quality projects in Holland, China, Egypt, Qatar, Malawi, Australia and New Zealand

Ann-Marie remains actively involved in research and education and holds a first degree, a Masters degree and a PhD. She held substantive Professorial positions and is now a Visiting Professor at Birmingham City University and Staffordshire University. She continues to teach on topics including transformational leadership and global policy. Her research interest focus on quality across nursing services including how technology (digital and robotic) can improve nursing care and patient outcomes. Ann-Mare is a member of the Health Advisory Board at British Telecom.

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