Health Strategist and Expert on the Future of Healthcare
Dr Frances Hughes global nursing and health leader, health strategist. Co led team that won the 2018 MIT global Solve frontline challenge in relation to restoring credentials of refugees with use of blockchain. Director of Global initiatives for CGFNS (USA credentialing and accreditation organisation). Previous- CEO of International Council of Nursing, Harkness Fellow and Senior Fulbright. WHO facilitator of Pacific Island mental health network for 16 countries. First Professor of Nursing Auckland University New Zealand, Chief Nurse of New Zealand, Chief Nurse and Midwifery officer Queensland Australia.
She has served and chaired boards both nationally, within Australia and USA. Frances has been actively engaged in UN agency meetings for over a decade through being country and NGO representative. Dr Frances Hughes has a BA, MA and Doctorate in Nursing and was awarded the New Zealand Order of Merit in 2005 for her Services to Mental Health. In 2013 was awarded a Distinguished Alumni Service Award from Massey University in New Zealand. In 2016 she received the Chancellors Award for Excellence and the Faculty Alumni award from the University of Technology Sydney.
Frances is an established scholar and has extensive publication record, publishing her first book in 2007 “Have Your Say - How to Influence Public Policy”.
Frances has presented as keynote and panel member at such events as Davos, Health Ministers meetings, ICN, Nursing, Academic and Consumer Forums. She has presented to audiences upwards of 6000 people
Mental Health - Building resilience in communities
Innovation in Health Care
Future Trends in Health and disability
Future and challenges of Nursing and health workforce
Consumer as CEO- Health Literacy
Challenges of the Future
Technology and Health care