Press Release

10 December 2014

A visiting Professor for the England Centre for Practice Development has been awarded an international award in recognition of her contribution to nursing and society.

Professor Davina Porock PhD, RN, has been awarded the Distinguished Australian Alumni Award from Curtin University of Technology in Perth, Western Australia. The honour is in acknowledgement for her vast body of research focusing on person-centred care and care of people living with dementia and other life limiting conditions. 

Carrie Jackson, Director of the England Centre for Practice Development, said: “We are delighted that Professor Porock has been recognised for her contribution to person-centred practice research and innovation within nursing. We are especially looking forward to working with her in the new year on a new international initiative in the field of End of Life Care”. 

Professor Porock is Associate Dean for Research and Scholarship at the University of Buffalo, New York. In addition to her leadership position in the University of Buffalo's School of Nursing, Professor Porock also serves as the Director of the University of Buffalo’s Institute for Person-Centred Care, an international institute designed to provide better delivery of services to those with physical frailty and cognitive impairment, focusing on providing support, advocacy and public awareness of their needs. 

This Distinguished Australian Alumni Award is given to Curtin University graduates who are making significant contributions to society. Consideration for this honour is based on an individual’s community engagement, innovation, entrepreneurship, international engagement and overall career achievements.

The England Centre for Practice Development is a national research and innovation centre located within the Faculty of Health and Well Being 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.

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

  • 93% of our most recent UK graduates were 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 (2013 UCAS).
  • We are one of the South East’s largest providers of education, training and skills leading to public service careers.

*2012/13 Destination of Leavers from Higher Education survey


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