Prof. Emily Ang Neo Kim
Prof. Emily Ang Neo Kim

Professor Emily Ang, Head of the NUS Alice Lee Centre for Nursing Studies (NUS Nursing), has been appointed as the first Group Chief Nurse of the National University Health System (NUHS) with effect from 1 October 2019. This is concurrent to her role as Head of NUS Nursing.

Prof Ang will work closely with the NUHS institutions’ Chief Nurses to develop the group’s strategic vision for Nursing in clinical practice, applied research and teaching. She will also ensure the delivery of quality nursing services across NUHS, as well as support its care transformation efforts.

Prof Ang is a nurse leader with a strong sense of drive and passion, poised to achieve the strategic vision and values to transform and take NUHS nursing into its next phase, according to an email from NUHS Chief Executive Professor John Wong announcing her concurrent appointment.

Besides her headship at NUS Nursing, Prof Ang has also served in the National University Cancer Institute, Singapore (NCIS) for more than a decade and had been instrumental in transforming oncology nursing.

A passionate believer in developing the next generation of nurses and leaders, she has also played both a critical and nurturing role in the professional development of nursing in NUHS over the years. She collaborated with the Joanna Briggs Institute (JBI), a renowned global leader in Evidence-Based Healthcare, and established Singapore’s first JBI Collaborating Centre in the National University Hospital to promote evidence-based practice for nursing. She was appointed the founding Director from 2009-2016.

Her service extends beyond NCIS and NUS Nursing. She is actively involved in workgroups at the national level, serving as a Member of the National Nursing Education Committee.

Prof Wong also noted in the email to all staff that with over 40 years of tripartite (service, research and education) nursing experience, Prof Ang stands in good stead to support NUHS to integrate and unify the nursing profession.

Prof. Chia-Chin Lin, BSN (TMU), MSN (UW), EMBA (NTU), PhD (UW), FAAN, RN
Prof. Chia-Chin Lin, BSN (TMU), MSN (UW), EMBA (NTU), PhD (UW), FAAN, RN

Professor Chia-Chin Lin is currently Alice Ho Miu Ling Nethersole Charity Foundation Professor in Nursing, and Head at HKU School of Nursing. Prior to joining the HKU, Professor Lin served as Dean at College of Nursing, Taipei Medical University between 2011 and 2017.

As a global healthcare educator, researcher, and leader, Professor Lin’s career encompasses the mission of research, education, and practice. Professor Lin’s areas of research expertise include cancer pain management, symptom management, end of life care, and physical activity in cancer and palliative care. She is the author of more than 150 publications in international peer-reviewed journals, and she has received numerous research awards and served as a member of editorial boards of renowned journals. She translates evidence to improve healthcare, implement teaching innovations, and provides leadership to upgrade education, research, and practice.

Professor Lin is an International Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame awarded by Sigma Theta Tau International and a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing. She received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Taipei Medical University, her Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy from University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Nursing and Educational Psychology.  She also obtained an EMBA from National Taiwan University.

Prof. Hu Yan, RN, FAAN, Ph.D.
Prof. Hu Yan, RN, FAAN, Ph.D.

Professor HU Yan is dean in School of Nursing Fudan University, director of Fudan University Center of Evidence-based Nursing, a Collaborating Center of Joanna Briggs Institute. She is also acting chair of CMB China Nursing Network (CCNN), which is the collaborating network funded by China Medical Board (CMB). She acts as Editorial Board Member of Journal of Advanced Nursing(JAN), International Journal of Nursing Practice, and other peer-reviewed nursing journals.

Her current research focus are on supportive care and quality of life of breast cancer survivals, and symptom management for HIV/AIDS patients using evidence-based nursing approach. She has research funding from National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC), China Medical Board (CMB) and Shanghai Health Bureau et al, with more than 100 publications in peer-reviewed International or Chinese core nursing journals during the recent five years. Recent years, professor HU Yan and her research team is working on developing and implementing nursing practice guidelines for patient with HIV/AIDS and involving in global health projects.

Mary Casey-Lockyer MHS, BSN, RN, CCRN
Mary Casey-Lockyer MHS, BSN, RN, CCRN

Mary Casey-Lockyer is currently the Senior Associate for Disaster Health Services at the national headquarters of the American Red Cross. For a little over 3 years, she has fulfilled the role of lead for program development for Disaster Health Services at national headquarters. She is, also currently, a board member of the Roundtable for Critical Care Policy and Rx Response. Prior to accepting the Disaster Health Services role for the American Red Cross, Mary was an active volunteer with the American Red Cross and the Palatine, IL Medical Reserve Corps. As a Disaster Health Services manager/chief with the Red Cross, she has been on eleven national deployments, most recently to the Hurricane Sandy response in New York.

From 2002-2011, Mary was the Emergency Preparedness and Response Coordinator for Northwest Community Hospital located in Arlington Heights IL. She was involved in emergency planning activities at the local, regional, state and federal levels. Mary earned a Masters in Homeland Security for Public Health Preparedness in 2010 from the Pennsylvania State University Hershey School of Medicine and holds a Bachelors of Science in Nursing from DePaul University. Her nursing career includes critical care nursing and hospital wide administrative supervision.