• University Of Huddersfield

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I am an accomplished senior health and social care systems leader, with over 30 years’ experience of applied research and innovation around the development, implementation, use and exploitation of electronic health record systems and standardised terminologies.

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 previously held senior academic roles as Professor, Associate Dean (Research & Innovation) and Dean, Digital Health leadership roles at the UK Royal College of Nursing and the International Council of Nurses, and was for 10 years Editor-in-Chief of Informatics for Health and Social Care. I was the recipient of the 2017 Virginia K. Saba Informatics Award.

I am currently Vice Chair (Working Groups) and Chair Elect of the International Medical Informatics Association Nursing Informatics Working Group, and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, the Chartered Management Institute, the American Academy of Nursing, and the American College of Medical Informatics.

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

Chair Elect, Nursing Informatics Working Group, International Medical Informatics Association

2024 → …

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


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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