Aquiline Chivinge, RN, RM, OH, BN, MSc


Aquiline Chivinge is the Clinical Lead for Shared Governance and Inclusive Leadership at Nottingham University Hospitals, Nottingham, UK. Aquiline has enjoyed an international career, initially training in Africa as a Registered General Nurse and Midwife, before moving to Scotland, to work and study. After obtaining her Occupational Health Diploma, she then moved to Australia to work and complete her Bachelor of Nursing degree. Aquiline then moved to Nottingham in 1997. She completed her MSc at the University of Nottingham in 2015.

Throughout her career, Aquiline has achieved a lot of recognition and accolades, including:

• Current Regional Board Member for Royal College of Nursing, UK
• 2020 Chief Nursing Officer of England (Ruth May) Silver Award
• 2019 NIHR (National Institute for Health Research) 70@70 Senior Nurse Leader three-year Fellowship
• 2018 NUH Honours with BAME Shared Governance2017
• Future Leaders of Nottingham Programme fellow
• 2016 Nursing Times Post Graduate Learner of the year
• 2015 National SAGE Awards

Aquiline has worked in the NHS for 24 years where she has progressed to her current role. Her responsibilities as a 70@70 Fellow include building inclusivity and diversity in nursing and midwifery research and building research capability and capacity. She works across the organization, providing strategic clinical leadership, working with divisions embedding Shared Governance principles and inclusive talent management as the way of doing business at NUH.

Aquiline is part of the NUH team supporting the national CNO Shared Governance: Collective Leadership programme.