Head of the Division of Nursing and Head of the Graduate School, Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh. Honorary Nurse Consultant (Gerontology), NHS Fife
Professor II, Buskerud University College, Drammen, Norway; Extraordinary Professor, Department of Nursing, University of Pretoria, South Africa; Professor of Nursing, Maribor University, Slovenia; Visiting Professor, Ulster University
Brendan’s internationally recognised work in person-centred practice development and research has resulted in successful long-term collaborations in Ireland, the UK, Norway, The Netherlands, Canada, Australia and South Africa.
His writing and research work focuses on person-centered practice, gerontological nursing, and practice development and he serves on a number of editorial boards, policy committees, and development groups in these areas. He has a particular focus on the use of arts and creativity in healthcare research and development.
Brendan has more than 600 published outputs, including 180 peer-reviewed publications and 8 books. He is the ‘Editor Emeritus’ of the “International Journal of Older People Nursing”. Brendan is a Fellow of The European Academy of Nursing Science.
In 2014 he was made a Fellow of the Royal College of Nursing, awarded the ‘International Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame’ by Sigma Theta Tau International and listed in the Thomson Reuters 3000 most influential researchers globally. In 2015 he was recognized as an ‘Inspirational Nursing Leader’ by Nursing Times (UK nursing magazine).
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