Professor Aisha Holloway is Head of Nursing at The University of Edinburgh, Co-Director of the Edinburgh Global Nursing Initiative, Research and Evidence Programme Lead for the Nursing Now global campaign and Adjunct Professor at Johns Hopkins School of Nursing in the USA. She is a Florence Nightingale alumna and used her scholarship to complete a leadership programme at Harvard Business School and visit Congress in Washington DC, working with Nurse leaders in the USA to explore the development of political and strategic leadership within nursing to influence health policy.
Aisha has grown a successful programme of research focusing on global public health, alcohol related harm and the nursing workforce, with a strong professional health policy and political nurse leadership focus. The main aims of the programmes are to develop health and workforce capacity in LMICs, reduce the risks and harms of alcohol in society, and influencing and shaping alcohol policy alongside the development of an evidence base focused on political nurse leadership.
Aisha was previously an Hon Nurse Consultant for Alcohol Policy and Research for the Scottish Government, has submitted written evidence on political leadership in nursing to the All Party Parliamentary Group (UK APPG) on global health, and has been invited to submit written and oral evidence to the Scottish Health & Sports Committee and Scottish Parliament as part of the Prisoner Health Inquiry at the round table evidence session at Scottish Parliament.