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I am a Registered Nurse with a background in general Nursing and have Bachelors, Masters and Doctoral degrees in Computer Science from the University of Manchester, UK. I have over 25 years experience of theoretical and applied research in Health Informatics, with a particular focus on Health Records and Terminologies. I hold an adjunct position of Professor at the University of Colorado, Denver, USA and have previously held eHealth leadership roles at the UK Royal College of Nursing and the International Council of Nurses. I have published widely and am asked regularly to speak at conferences and seminars. I am Editor-in-Chief of Informatics for Health and Social Care, the UK representative to the International Medical Informatics Association Nursing Informatics Working Group, a member of national and international standards bodies and think tanks, and I regularly provide advice to organisations such as the UK Department of Health on informatics issues. I am a Fellow of the American College of Medical Informatics and was the recipient of the 2017 Virginia K. Saba Informatics Award.

Research Expertise and Interests

My research interests are around Health Informatics or eHealth with a particular emphasis on supporting practice and care. My main area of expertise is around standardized languages that support clinical applications of information and communication technology.

External positions

UK Representative, Nursing Informatics Working Group, International Medical Informatics Association

2018 → …

Treasurer, Association for Common European Nursing Diagnoses Interventions and Outcomes

2017 → …

Chair, Chief Nursing Information Officer Network Advisory Group


Director of Research, National Institute of Medical Herbalists

2017 → …

Board Member, British Computer Society Nursing Specialist Group

Editor-in-Chief - Informatics for Health & Social Care

Professor (Adjunct), University of Colorado Denver

Research Expertise and Interests

  • Health Informatics
  • eHealth
  • Communication Technology
  • Nursing
  • Nursing Informatics

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Research Output 1992 2019

Nurses’ information practice in municipal health care – a web-like landscape

Ostensen, E., Bragstad, L. K., Hardiker, N. & Helleso, R., 1 Jul 2019, In : Journal of Clinical Nursing. 28, 13-14, p. 2706-2716 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Delivery of Health Care
Qualitative Research

Reinterpreting the nursing record for an electronic context

Hardiker, N., Dowding, D., Dykes, P. C. & Sermeus, W., 1 Jul 2019, In : International Journal of Medical Informatics. 127, p. 120-126 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Nursing Records
Practice Guidelines

Visibility of community nursing within an administrative health classification system: Evaluation of Content Coverage

Block, L., Currie, L., Hardiker, N. & Strudwick, G., 26 Jun 2019, In : Journal of Medical Internet Research. 21, 6, p. e12847 11 p., e12487.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Health Information Systems
Policy Making
Case Management

ICNP® in Nursing Documentation - When Expectations Meet Reality

Ostensen, E., Bragstad, L. K., Hardiker, N. R. & Helleso, R., Jun 2018, Nursing Informatics 2018 - ICT to Improve Quality and Safety at the Point of Care. Rotegard, A. K., Davalos Alcazar, A. G., Skiba, D. J. & Barbosa, S. (eds.). IOS Press, Vol. 250. p. 235 1 p. (Studies in Health Technology and Informatics; vol. 250).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Open Access

The construction principles, approaches, design considerations, and representation challenges of an ontology-based knowledge base prototype: OntoKBCF

Jing, X., Hardiker, N., Kay, S., Marley, T. & Gao, Y., 21 Dec 2018, In : JMIR Medical Informatics. 6, 4, 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Knowledge Bases
Cystic Fibrosis
Electronic Health Records

Activities 1999 2019

Artificial Intelligence for Nursing: Ethical, Legal, and Social Implications (Event)

Nicholas Hardiker (Member)
23 Oct 201925 Oct 2019

Activity: Membership typesMembership of a working group

External PhD examiner

Nicholas Hardiker (Examiner)
17 Oct 2019

Activity: Examination typesPhD Examination

Securing the future of nursing

Nicholas Hardiker (Keynote speaker)
1 Feb 2019

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

ICN and the ICNP Programme

Nicholas Hardiker (Invited speaker)
10 Dec 201812 Dec 2018

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

University of British Columbia (External organisation)

Nicholas Hardiker (Member)
10 Sep 2018 → …

Activity: Membership typesMembership of committee