Profession mourns loss of OH lecturer

Jane Molloy, a former lecturer in OH at the Royal College of Nursing (RCN), has been killed in a road traffic accident.

Molloy, who was an RCN lecturer between 1988 and 2000, died in May.

Ill health forced her to retire from the RCN Institute when it transferred to London’s South Bank University, but she remained active within the profession, although her focus moved more to health promotion – an area for which she had an enduring passion, and other academic interests.

Molloy worked as a consultant on public health for bodies, including the World Health Organisation. She continued to write and, at the time of her death, was completing a PhD in health promotion.

She also loved the arts and was a keen gardener, finding time to undertake voluntary work at Kew Gardens.

Anne Harriss, course director at South Bank, worked with Molloy for many years. “Everyone who knew her, or was taught by her, was influenced by her high standards, humour, kindness and sense of fairness. She always defended what she considered to be right,” she said.

“Her untimely death at a time when her life was taking on a new dimension has shocked and saddened her peers, friends and colleagues.”

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