Adjunct Professor Alanna Geary

Alanna is the Executive Director of Nursing and Midwifery, Metro North Hospital and Health Service, Australia’s largest hospital and health service.

Alanna has professional oversight for approximately 9000 Nurses and Midwives across the health service, with in excess of 3500 at the Royal Brisbane & Women’s Hospital. Alanna has worked in healthcare as a nurse and midwife for nearly 40 years with the greatest proportion of that in senior nursing and midwifery roles at the RBWH. Alanna has a General Nursing Certificate, a Midwifery Certificate, a Bachelor of Nursing from the University of Southern Queensland and a Masters of Health Science obtained in 2001 from Griffith University. Alanna is a Fellow of the Australian College of Nursing and holds Adjunct Professor titles from University of Queensland, Queensland University of Technology, Griffith University and the University of the Sunshine Coast.

Alanna has extensive healthcare leadership and management experience and is passionate about the unique role of nurses and midwives in the delivery of healthcare. Additionally she is committed to ensuring that as well as being the largest Hospital and Health Service in the country, that nurses and midwives in MNHHS, of which RBWH nurses and midwives comprise the largest number, are at the forefront of all clinical and healthcare decision making. To this end as a Board member of the RBWH Foundation she is committed to ensuring that the face of the Foundation and the RBWH is ever present in Queensland and at the leading edge of healthcare, to improve clinical outcomes for patients who utilise health services.

In her role as a Board Member of RBWH Foundation, Alanna is also a member of its Fundraising Committee.