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Scottish university appoints new head of nursing

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Professor Brendan McCormack has been appointed as the new head of the nursing division at Queen Margaret University in Edinburgh.

Professor McCormack will take up the post in March 2014 from his current position as director of the University of Ulster’s  Institute of Nursing and Health Research.

Dr Fiona Coutts, dean of the School of Health Sciences at Queen Margaret University, said: “Brendan’s appointment is a significant step that cements our commitment to leading the field in healthcare education. 

“Brendan’s experience in nursing and allied health professional research development augments the strong inter-professional ethos of the school and will help expand our work significantly.”

Professor McCormack’s research work has focused on person-centred practice, gerontological nursing and practice development.

He also has a particular focus on the use of arts and creativity in healthcare research and development.

Professor McCormack is president of the All-Ireland Gerontological Nurses Association, chair of the charity Age Northern Ireland and a fellow/management committee member of the European Academy of Nursing Science.


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