Elisia Denton

Elisia graduated from the University of Lincoln with a first Class BA Honours degree in Accountancy and Finance. Her time in the US focussed on researching different entrepreneurial ecosystems with a particular emphasis on social enterprises and sources of finance.

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Laura Hailes

Laura graduated in Adult Nursing in 2010, from the University of Nottingham. She started her clinical career in Chemotherapy and Cancer Care, and was here until she gained the Roosevelt Travelling Scholarship in 2012. The Scholarship saw her visit 13 hospitals, in 12 States, over 3 months. Whilst in the US, she investigated Hospitals’ use of Shared Governance. Shared Governance is structure used to organised Nursing Leadership, which sees hierarchies flattened, managers adopting a more facilitative style and frontline staff having a key voice in the decision making process.

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Alex Ball

Alex is an elected city councillor for Sherwood Ward and worked for Boots when he went to the States to originally research “Company Towns” but broadened the topic to The Modern American Town : How its employers, citizens and government are dealing with the current economic climate”. Alex timed his travels to co-incide with the 2012 US Elections and maintained a blog of his travels.

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Sarah Edwards

Sarah Edwards works for the Driving Standards Agency and researched the way in which drivers were trained and tested in the US to learn / improve how it is done in the UK. Sarah covered 4500 miles and visited 13 states during her eight week visit and maintained a blog throughout her travels. Sarah lives in Beeston.

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