Professor Aisha Holloway is Co-Chair of SARN, along with Professor Carol Emslie.
Aisha is Professor and Chair of Nursing Studies at the University of Edinburgh, and Co-Founder and Co-Director of Edinburgh Global Nursing Initiative.
A Registered Adult Nurse, Aisha has had clinical experience in General Medicine, Acute Medical Admissions and Intensive Care. She currently leads as Programme Director for the Masters in Advancing Nursing Practice and is the Convenor of the Athena SWAN assessment team for the School of Health in Social Science.
Aisha was previously an Honorary Nurse Consultant for Alcohol Research and Policy in the Alcohol Policy Team of the Scottish Government. In addition, she gained a Florence Nightingale Leadership Scholarship, providing a bespoke programme of strategic leadership development. The focus of the Scholarship is on exploring and developing political and strategic leadership in nursing. Aisha visit Congress in Washington DC, USA as part of the Scholarship working with Nurse leaders in the USA around this area.
Aisha’s academic and research interests include the development and promotion of evidence-based public health practice focusing on reducing alcohol-related risk and harm. In addition she has a keen interest in alcohol education and training from a health related workforce development perspective and has been a member of the Department of Health Alcohol Policy Team Workforce Training Group.
Aisha is currently working on a research study related to Photographic Art Therapy for those suffering from Alcohol Related Brain Disease (ARBD) funded jointly by NHS Lothian, The University of Edinburgh and the Scottish Health Action on Alcohol Problems (SHAAP) in partnership with National Galleries for Scotland and the Charity Rowan Alba. Her previous work has been funded by East Midlands Public Health Teaching Network and Alcohol Research UK.
She studied at The University of Abertay, Glasgow Caledonian University and The University of Nottingham and is a former Chair of the Nursing Council on Alcohol.