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Elizabeth Rosser

Acting Dean of the Faculty of Health and Social Sciences, Bournemouth University

Professor Elizabeth Rosser is Deputy Dean, Education and Professional Practice in the Faculty of Health and Social Sciences and Professor of Nursing. As a Registered Nurse with a midwifery qualification, Elizabeth has a particular research interest in the health and social care workforce. She is a Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. Since 2011, she became an elected member of the Bournemouth University Board and from November 2015 she has become an elected member of the Board of Directors of the prestigious global nursing society of Sigma Theta Tau International based in Indianapolis, USA, having stood as the first President of the all-England Chapter of the society. Elizabeth has a particular interest in culturally relevant care having worked for 6 years as nurse/midwife in Colombia, South America. More recently she has been involved in a number of workforce research projects both within the UK and in Brazil. From 2014 Elizabeth was appointed as visiting professor, University College of Sogn og Fjiordane, Norway.

Elizabeth has a keen interest in supporting the developing professional both at the prequalifying level through the lifelong learning process to consultant nurse and beyond, towards achieving excellence in patient care. Since commencing at Bournemouth University, Elizabeth represents the University as President of the Phi Mu Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International, Nursing Scholarship Society (USA) which promotes leadership and scholarship for practice. Elizabeth is committed to the fusion agenda at Bournemouth University ensuring the academic embraces a balanced portfolio of teaching, research and professional practice to enhance both the student experience and ultimately the service user of the health and social care services. She is entirely committed to her leadership role in supporting the academic workforce towards enhancing their already excellent reputation in providing a quality education experience for our students.


  • 2009–present
    Chair professor, Bournemouth University