Press Release

15 July 2014

Brendan McCormack, National Advisory Board member and lead of the International Community of Practice for Person Centred Research for the England Centre for Practice Development, has been awarded a prestigious Royal College of Nursing (RCN) Fellowship.

Professor McCormack, who is also Head of Division of Nursing at Queen Margaret University (QMU), Edinburgh, is an internationally-renowned authority on the nursing of older people, person-centred nursing, and practice development.

The annual RCN Awards celebrate the very best in nursing and presents Fellowships to those who have given an outstanding contribution to nursing.

Commenting on his RCN Fellowship award, Professor McCormack, said: “I’m really proud to have been awarded this honourable title from the UK’s official nursing industry body.

“Over the years, I have been keen to bring a different perspective to the professional development work of the RCN, enthusing students and colleagues with a passion for patients, so it’s hugely rewarding to have been recognised by my industry peers.”

Professor McCormack works with the England Centre for Practice Development, hosted by the University’s Faculty of Health and Social Care, as a National Advisory Board member and as lead for the International Community of Practice for Person Centred Research.  He regularly attends and supports postgraduate research conferences, workshops and master classes.

Notes to Editor

  • The England Centre for Practice Development is hosted by the Faculty of Health and Social Care at Canterbury Christ Church University. It is part of an international network of practice developers who are members of the International Practice Development Collaborative (IPDC). It is committed to the innovation of services and practices at the point of care to ensure that they are person-centered, safer and more effective.

 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, across Kent and Medway, its courses span a wide range of academic and professional subject areas.

  • 94% of our recent UK undergraduates are in employment or further studies six months after completing their studies*.
  • We are the number one choice for local people looking to study at university in Kent (2012 UCAS).
  • We are one of the South East’s largest provider of education, training and skills to the public service careers.

*2011/12 Destination of Leavers from Higher Education survey



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