Dr Emily McWhirter, RN, PhD 

Emily is a senior healthcare practitioner, with a PhD in nursing, a BSc(Hons) Midwifery and strategic healthcare management education at Harvard Business School. She has worked in the National Health Service in the UK and the independent and charity sector for over 35 years, 20 at a senior level, across 4 London teaching hospitals, specialist centres and district general hospitals. Key to her success as a strategic leader is the ability to build strong and motivated teams, driven by my unwavering commitment to achieving exceptionally high standards and the relentless pursuit of higher quality and safe healthcare. 

Having been a Director of Nursing for three and a half years, which included leading a hospital through the Covid-19 pandemic, Emily is now working for the Chief Nurse at the World Health Organization in Geneva.