Press Release

12 January 2012

Expert advisor to the England Centre for Practice Development, Professor Brendan McCormack, has been awarded Senior Distinguished Research Fellowship by the University of Ulster.

Professor Brenden McCormack
Professor Brenden McCormack

Professor McCormack, Director of the Institute of Nursing Research, has gained international recognition and respect for his work which has placed him at the forefront of practice development research.

Carrie Jackson, Director of the University’s England Centre for Practice Development, said: “We are delighted that Brendan has been recognised with such a distinguished award. We are grateful to him for his support of the Centre and will be working closely with the University of Ulster in an international Community of Practice for Person Centred Practice Research.”

Professor McCormack is also Chair of Age Northern Ireland and President of the All-Ireland Gerontological Nurses Association. Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Older People Nursing, his most recent book, An Enabling Context for Evidence-based Practice, has recently been awarded The Capstone International Nursing Book Award by Sigma Theta Tau International.

The England Centre for Practice Development was launched by Canterbury Christ Church University in October, 2011.

The Centre aims to transform patient care and services that are more person-centred, safe and effective at local, national and international levels.


Notes to Editor

Canterbury Christ Church University

Canterbury Christ Church University is a modern university with a particular strength in higher education for the public services.

With nearly 20,000 students, and five campuses across Kent, its courses span a wide range of academic and professional subject areas.

  • We are the South East’s largest provider of courses for public service careers (outside of London).
  • 94% of our nursing students are employed in nursing roles six months after finishing their course.
  • Christ Church is the number one choice for local people looking to study at university in Kent (2010 UCAS).
  • In 2012 we will celebrate our Golden Jubilee, reflecting on 50 years of higher education and innovation.



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