2017 Annual McGirr Lecture

Issued: Fri, 06 Oct 2017 15:42:00 BST

Photo of Professor Brendan McCormack presenting lecture

The 2017 Annual McGirr Lecture took place on Friday October 6th.  The guest speaker this year was Professor Brendan McCormack D.Phil (Oxon.), BSc (Hons.), FRCN, FEANS, PGCEA, RMN, RGN.

Professor McCormack is the Head of the Division of Nursing; Head of the Graduate School; Associate Director, Centre for Person-centred Practice Research, Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh.  Honorary Nurse Consultant (Gerontology), NHS Fife.

Professor McCormack is an internationally recognised nurse researcher, specializing in person-centred practice, gerontological nursing and research, which has resulted in successful long-term collaborations in Ireland, the UK, Norway, The Netherlands, Canada, Australia and South Africa. 

In 2014 he was made a Fellow of the Royal College of Nursing, awarded the ‘International Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame’ by Sigma Theta Tau International and listed in the Thomson Reuters 3000 most influential researchers globally.  He is currently in the top 100 ‘most cited’ nurse researchers globally.

Professor McCormack’s lecture was titled “Dancing with beauty rather than fighting ugliness - the emotional energy of - centredness”.