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Meet Brendan McCormack

Professor Brendan McCormack D.Phil (Oxon.), BSc (Hons.) Nursing, FRCN, FEANS, FRCSI, PGCEA, RMN, RGN, FAAN is currently Head of the Division of Nursing, Occupational Therapy and Art Therapies; Associate Director, Centre for Person-centred Practice Research at Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh, Scotland; and Honorary Nurse Consultant at Erskine Care, Scotland.  He also holds additional professorial positions at universities in Ireland, Norway, Slovenia, South Africa, Austria, Denmark and Australia.

His research has specifically focused on person-centred practice, and over a period of 22 years he has developed models, theories, frameworks and evaluation instruments that have been adopted globally in policy and practice.  In addition, he has led the implementation and evaluation of person-centred practices in a variety of clinical settings and in healthcare curricula.

Professor McCormack has particular expertise in gerontological nursing (nursing of aging) and the adoption of person-centred practices with older people.  The impact of his research in person-centred practice is far reaching and his work has been adopted in over 28 countries.

He has more than 600 published outputs, including 210 peer-reviewed publications in international journals and 12 books.  He is the ‘Editor Emeritus’ of the “International Journal of Older People Nursing”.

Professor McCormack is a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing, Fellow of The European Academy of Nursing Science, Fellow of the Royal College of Nursing UK and Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland. In 2014, he was awarded the ‘International Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame’ by Sigma Theta Tau International and listed in the Thomson Reuters 3000 most influential researchers globally.

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