Alison Kitson is the Dean of Nursing and Head of School for the School of Nursing at the University of Adelaide.
Before coming to Australia, Alison had a long and successful career in executive leadership, education and research in the United Kingdom.
Alison holds many honorary positions internationally and has published extensively on the subject of implementing evidence into practice.
Her contribution to nursing is recognised through having been awarded many prestigious accolades including the Florence Nightingale Leadership Award in 2004; Distinguished Graduate of the Year from the University of Ulster in 2002, a Florence Nightingale Travel Award in 1999 and a Fellowship of the RCN in 1991.
2009 was the year Alison became a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing for her work on standards of nursing care and getting evidence into practice. In 2013 she was awarded an Honorary Doctorate from the University of Malmo in Sweden for her contribution to nursing scholarship and leadership. In 2015 Alison was elected a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences, Australia for her work in Knowledge Translation.