Queen's Nurse title for LBU lecturer
Lisa Forbes, from the School of Health and Community Studies at Leeds Beckett University (LBU), has been given the title by community nursing charity, The Queen’s Nursing Institute (QNI).
To receive this prestigious award, Lisa had to be nominated by three colleagues and members of the community and to demonstrate her contribution to nursing practice and her commitment to the role.
On receiving the title, Lisa said: “It’s a bit overwhelming really. It was amazing to be part of the awards ceremony and to be part of such a dynamic group of nurses. I did dress up for the online ceremony and it was nice because my Nana and Grandad were able to watch it, which they wouldn’t have been able to if it was held in London as normal.”
Lisa began her nursing career in 2005 after completing a Degree in Mental Health Nursing at LBU. She then started working in Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services working with children and families with significant mental health issues.
Lisa then decided she wanted to focus on early intervention so did a Specialist Community Public Health Nurse (Health Visitor) Master’s Degree, also at LBU.
Since completing her Master’s Degree, Lisa has worked as a health visitor in Bradford which gave her the opportunity to work on several projects including helping develop supervision for health visiting, looking after particularly vulnerable women and helping to improve the communication between health visitors and midwives.
She most recently worked on a project in the Harehills area of Leeds looking at how to improve the relationships between families and services, which involved examining a community-led approach of finding out what the community needed and helping offer those services in a way that worked for everyone.
Lisa took up her position as Lecturer in Nursing at LBU in June 2020.