Dame Christine Beasley DBE
Honorary Doctorate - 2008
Christine was appointed the Government's Chief Nursing Officer (CNO) in 2004 and is the Director General in the Department of Health for Professional Leadership and for Partnerships for Children, Families and Maternity. She is also the lead director for Reducing Health Associated Infections and the Cleaner Hospitals Programme.
Before becoming CNO, Christine held a range of senior posts with a broad experience of policy development, leadership and general management. She established the London Standing Conference, engaging nurses across the capital in leading service improvement and contributing to improvements in clinical practice across the country.
Christine delivered Sheffield Hallam's first annual Westfield Health lecture in 2007.