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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 30 years' experience of theoretical and applied research in Digital Health with a particular focus on electronic health records and standardised terminologies.

I hold an Adjunct position as Chair at the University of Colorado, Denver , USA, I teach on the Health Informatics programme at the University of Wales, Swansea, UK, and I am External Examiner at the University of Westminster, London, UK.

I have previously held Digital Health leadership roles at the UK Royal College of Nursing and the International Council of Nurses - I currently act as consultant to the International Classification for Nursing Practice Programme.

I have published widely and am asked regularly to speak at conferences and seminars. I was for 10 years Editor-in-Chief of Informatics for Health and Social Care.

I am Vice Chair (Working Groups) of 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 NHS.

I am a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, the American Academy of Nursing, and the American College of Medical Informatics and was the recipient of the 2017 Virginia K. Saba Informatics Award.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 1 - No Poverty
  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

External positions

Vice-Chair (Working Groups), Nursing Informatics Working Group, International Medical Informatics Association

2020 → …

Member of Executive Committee, British Computer Society Nursing Specialist Group

2018 → …

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


Treasurer, Association for Common European Nursing Diagnoses Interventions and Outcomes


Chair, Chief Nursing Information Officer Network Advisory Group


Director of Council, National Institute of Medical Herbalists


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


Professor (Adjunct), University of Colorado Denver

2008 → …

Research Expertise and Interests

  • Health informatics
  • eHealth
  • Communication technology
  • Nursing
  • Nursing informatics
  • Supporting practice and care
  • Standardized terminologies
  • Ontologies
  • Digital health


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