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Cardiff FNF Chair in Clinical Nursing Practice Research: Application Open


In partnership with the Florence Nightingale Foundation, Cardiff University School of Healthcare Sciences and Cardiff and Vale University Health Board, wish to make a Professorial appointment in the field of Clinical Nursing or Midwifery Practice Research; the appointment is part of a UK-wide network of FNF chairs to maximise clinical research and address research in practice. We aim to appoint someone who demonstrates outstanding potential to perform at Professorial level who is presently at Reader level or who works in the practice environment and who has equivalent clinical and academic experience. This will represent a unique opportunity to demonstrate academic leadership in translating research directly into clinical care, supporting innovation and enhancing the patient experience.

You will be a leader in the field of Clinical Nursing or Midwifery Practice research, with a doctoral qualification in a relevant subject and ideally an NMC recordable teaching qualification.  You will have extensive clinical experience, a record of innovative clinical research and high quality peer reviewed publications.  You will be a highly effective communicator, a team player have a clear understanding of the relationships between teaching, research and the development of clinical nursing practice.  You will also be a credible ambassador in support of the work of the Florence Nightingale Foundation.

Informal enquiries about the post may be directed to:

Professor Heather Waterman, Dean and Head of School (tel: 02920 917888 or email:

Professor Elizabeth Robb, Chief Executive, Florence Nightingale Foundation (tel: 0207 730 3030 or email

Linda Walker, Director of Nursing Surgery Clinical Board, Cardiff and Vale University Health Board (tel: 02920 743742 or email:

Further information about the position and School can be found at:

This is a full time position of 35 hours (1 FTE) per week.

Closing date: Wednesday, 1 March 2017