Florence Nightingale Foundation Chair

Issued: Tue, 16 Feb 2016 09:56:00 GMT

Image of Professor Bridget Johnston, Florence Nightingale ChairThe College of Medical, Veterinary and Life Sciences has announced the appointment of Professor Bridget Johnston to the post of Florence Nightingale Foundation Chair in Clinical Nursing Practice Research. 

The new Professorship is the result of a welcome partnership between the University, the NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde, and the Florence Nightingale Foundation. 

The Florence Nightingale Foundation supports a small but strong virtual Faculty of Clinical Nursing Professors in the UK, primarily in Russell Group Universities, and we are delighted that they have selected the University of Glasgow for the first such post in Scotland.

Professor Johnston has an international reputation and experience of leading multi-professional research teams focusing on palliative and supportive care.  The Head of the College, Professor Anna Dominiczak, said: "Our colleagues in Nursing and Health Care are delighted about Professor Johnston’s appointment, which represents an opportunity to grow research capacity and strengthen outputs that translate research directly into clinical care, support innovation and enhance the patient experience.  Nursing and Health Care is well known internationally for its excellence in teaching and student experience."

Professor Johnston is expected to take up her post on 1st May 2016.