Elizabeth Rosser, DPhil, MN, Dip N Ed, Dip RM, RN, RM, RNT, PFHEA, was installed onto the Board of Directors of the honor society in November 2015 at the 43rd Biennial Convention in Las Vegas, Nev., USA.
Rosser is professor of nursing and deputy dean, education and professional practice at Bournemouth University, England. She is president of the Phi Mu Chapter, drawing membership from across England and Europe. Rosser is a key member of the European Regional Committee and chair of the European Region Communications Committee of STTI. She is passionate about leadership and scholarship for nursing practice and is committed to developing the culture of STTI across England and Scotland, and working with colleagues in Wales to disseminate the work of the society across the UK. Now on the Board of Directors, she looks forward to serving the global membership with her extensive experience in nursing, education and research, and spreading the influence of the honor society internationally.
As deputy dean, Rosser is responsible for the quality assurance and enhancement of education across the faculty of health and social sciences in Bournemouth University. Her research interests lie in the area of healthcare workforce development. She is currently engaged in a cooperative inquiry evaluating an action learning set which she set up to develop the leadership of consultant nurses and therapists locally and has disseminated the lessons learned locally, nationally, and internationally. As senate representative, she currently serves on the board of directors of her own university in Bournemouth.
Rosser served a four-year term on the central Governance Committee of STTI from 2011 to 2015 and joint chair of the Chapter Chartering Review Task Force from 2013 to 2015. Learning about the governance of the honor society, she greatly benefitted from this experience and was able to disseminate this to her own chapter members and those in the European Region.
As a visiting professor in Norway, Rosser has a keen interest in transcultural care. She spent five years as a nurse-midwife in a 30-bed bush hospital in Colombia, laterally taking overall leadership of the hospital before spending a year as head nurse in the operating and emergency department of a private hospital in Cartagena, Colombia. More recently, she was coordinator of a British Council funded higher education link scheme between her own university in Bristol, England and the Universidade do Norte in Natal, Brazil to introduce the new role of nurse-midwife into a rural community in northeast Brazil.
During her presidency of the Phi Mu Chapter, Rosser has initiated a biennial conference and holds scholarly events across the country to introduce students and nurse leaders to the work of the society, with good success.