The College of Medical, Veterinary and Life Sciences at the University of Glasgow have 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 and the appointment at the University of Glasgow is 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 Elizabeth Robb OBE CEO of Florence Nightingale Foundation said:
"We are pleased to welcome Professor Johnston to our network of FNF chairs and delighted to have one now in Scotland. Building capacity and capability in research across the UK is central to the foundation’s aims."
Dr Margaret McGuire, Nurse Director NHSGGC also welcomed Professor Johnston to NHSGGC and said: “I am delighted that Professor Johnston will be part of our team, working with us to develop our research capacity and, importantly, improve care for our patients and their families.”
Professor Johnston was appointed on 1st May 2016.