RGU appoints NHS Grampian Executive Director as Visiting Professor

Robert Gordon University (RGU) has appointed a new Visiting Professor, with nearly 25 years’ experience working in healthcare.

Prof. Amanda CroftProfessor Amanda Croft, Executive Director of Nursing, Midwifery and Allied Health Professions at NHS Grampian, has accepted the position of Visiting Professor at RGU’s School of Nursing and Midwifery.Sheffield and North Trent School of Nursing

Professor Croft qualified as a Registered Nurse at Sheffield and North Trent School of Nursing in 1992 and began her clinical career in the medical domain.

She moved into clinical management, initially in Primary Care, before moving to Scotland and NHS Grampian in 2000. Since then, she has undertaken a number of different positions across Primary and Secondary Care, in both Professional Leadership and General Management roles.

Professor Croft obtained her Masters of Science in Nursing from the University of Aberdeen in 2004 and is looking forward to passing on her experiences to the next generation of nurses.

She said: “I feel quite humbled to have been offered this role and I see it as a huge compliment to the nurses and midwives currently working in NHS Grampian.

“It’s absolutely vital that the university and NHS Grampian continue to work closely, because these students are our workforce of the future and I believe that together we can truly enrich their learning experience.

“As part of this collaboration, I think we can embed some principles around what nursing is and can be, so the next generation can go on to be pioneers and leaders in healthcare in the future.”

This appointment comes one short year after Professor Croft became the Executive Director of Nursing, Midwifery and Allied Health Professions at NHS Grampian.

Dr Karen Strickland, Associate Head of RGU’s School of Nursing and Midwifery, said: “We are delighted to welcome Professor Croft to RGU and look forward to a long and successful working relationship. She has a vast amount of experience that our student nurses and midwives will benefit from.

“The university has a long history of working with the health sector to ensure our students get the very best education and this appointment can only lead to further improvements in the quality of patient care they will provide in the future.”

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