The mission of the United Kingdom Association for the History of Nursing (UKAHN) is to promote the development and advancement of Nursing History. This is achieved through scholarly work and public outreach. Further, the Association brings together individuals and associations in order to provide mutual support and opportunities for collaboration.
The purpose of the Association is to provide a United Kingdom focus for the development of the discipline of Nursing History. It has three aims:
The Association is autonomous and self-governing. As a constituent member of the European Association for the History of Nursing (EAHN). The Association is eligible to send at least one member to a European Coordinating Committee of the EAHN.
The membership comprises individuals who are historians of nursing. The membership is intended to be inclusive. Members may be nurses or non-nurses, and might or might not hold an appointment in a recognised academic institution. An individual from any part of the world may join the UKAHN, (and thereby become a member of the EAHN) and will be entitled to receive the Bulletin of the UKAHN, have access to its website and attend meetings run by the Association.
The Association hosts at least one event each year, including the Colloquium in the History of Nursing. The Colloquium is an opportunity for new researchers to discuss their work with more experienced historians of nursing and for experienced historians of nursing to discuss new research ventures. The opportunity to submit abstracts for this event is open to all members. The UKAHN also supports major European academic conferences. The UKAHN publishes an online Bulletin, details of which can be found on the website. It also supports collaborative scholarly ventures, such as externally-funded research projects.
|Professor Christine Hallet – Chair||Professor of Nursing History, University of Huddersfield|
|Dr Jane Brooks||Senior Lecturer, University of Manchester|
|Carolyn Gibbon – Minute Secretary||Independent Scholar|
|Lt Col (Retd) Keiron Spires QVRM TD – Web Manager||Chair QARANC Association Heritage & Chattels Committee|
|Dr Claire Chatterton||Staff Tutor, Open University in the North West of England|
|Professor Janet Hargreaves||Professor of Professional Education, University of Huddersfield|
|Dr Sue Hawkins – Treasurer||Senor Lecturer, Kingston University|
|Dr Helen Sweet||Research Associate, Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine, University of Oxford|
|Amanda Gwinnup – Student Representative||PhD Student, University of Huddersfield|