Jessica Sainsbury

Jess is our Head of Nursing and Midwifery Engagement.

Jess is a registered Adult and Mental Health Nurse and has worked in community Older Persons Mental Health services and Education as well as having former career in Human Resources. Jess joined the Florence Nightingale Foundation in 2021 as a Research and Policy Associate and led the Student Councils Programme in the South East of England to establish six system-level multi-professional Shared Professional Decision-Making Councils.

Her special interests include clinical supervision, professional voice using social media and shared professional decision-making. With extensive experience of advocating for and shining a light on student and early career nurses and midwives, Jess is passionate about promoting and sharing opportunities for all with an aim to increase the number of nurses and midwives at decision-making tables at a local, system, regional, national and international level.

Jess is a Professional Nurse Advocate and was Chair of FNF’s Clinical Supervision Subject Expert Group and now leads on the FNF Clinical Supervision Network. In her role as Head of Engagement she strategically leads the Membership and Alumni work at FNF, including the FNF Academy Fellows programme. You can connect with Jess on social media @JessLSainsbury.

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