Chief Nursing Officer and journal founding Editor
Graduated in 1994
With a solid background in the NHS, Mark Radford now heads up nursing at a large teaching hospital trust that manages two major hospitals.
Having first achieved a BSc (Hons) and qualifying as a nurse in 1994, Mark has continued to undertake study alongside his clinical roles, going on to complete an MSc Advanced Practice in 2000 and PhD in 2012, and is now a visiting professor at Birmingham City University, as well as Chief Nursing Officer at University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire (UHCW) NHS Trust. His career has seen him work his way up from a registered general nurse to a consultant nurse and eventually moving to UHCW to work as Associate Director of Nursing and later Deputy Director of Nursing, before taking up his current post in June 2012 - a position which involves taking responsibility for all nursing, midwifery, infection control and safeguarding.
Thanks to his substantial nursing experience in pre-operative assessment, critical care and accident and emergency, his expertise has been called upon by organisations such as the Department of Health and the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE). Furthermore, his research has been widely published and in 1999 he was the founding editor of the British Journal of Anaesthetic and Recovery Nursing, the official publication of the British Anaesthetic and Recovery Nurses Association (BARNA).