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This page forms part of the RCN 2012 research conference resource, published in 2012, and is preserved as an historical document for reference purposes only. Some information contained within it may no longer refer to current practice.

Scientific committee

The scientific committee is responsible for managing the process of abstract selection and preparing the professional content of the conference programme.

Scientific Committee - London 2012

Professor Martyn Jones (Chair)
Professor of Healthcare Research
School of Nursing and Midwifery
University of Dundee
11 Airlie Place
DUNDEE DD1 4HJ

Sarah Goldberg (Early career researcher)
Division of Rehabilitation and Ageing
University of Nottingham
NOTTINGHAM NG7 2UH

Caroline Gunnell
Co-director, Essex and Hertfordshire CLRN
NHS North East Essex
Unit 657, The Crescent,
Colchester Business Park
COLCHESTER Essex CO4 9YQ

Dr Monika Linhart
Institute for Nursing Science
University of Vienna
VIENNA
Austria

Professor Tanya McCance
The Mona Grey Professor of Nursing Research & Development
School of Nursing,
University of Ulster
Jordanstown Campus, Shore Road
NEWTOWNABBEY, Co. Antrim, BF37 0QB

Professor Michael Traynor
Professor of Nursing Policy
School of Health and Social Sciences
Middlesex University, Highgate Hill
LONDON N19 5LW

Dr Tracey Williamson
Research Fellow (Public Engagement & User Involvement in Research)
University of Salford
Mary Seacole Building
SALFORD M6 6PU

 

Staff representatives

Dr Ann McMahon
RCN Research & Innovation Adviser
Royal College of Nursing
20 Cavendish Square
LONDON W1G 0RN

Ms Kathryn Clark
Assistant Conference Manager, RCN Events
Royal College of Nursing
20 Cavendish Square
LONDON W1G 0RN 

Criteria for membership of Scientific Committee

  1. The nominated Chair is responsible for convening the Scientific Committee through drawing on the expertise of the membership at large whilst being cognisant of the cost implications. Members of the scientific committee are offered a free place at the conference and their expenses to attend meetings are covered. In addition to attending the scientific meeting, each member is sent a batch of abstracts to review and return in advance of the meeting. Before the conference programme is printed, members of the scientific committee are asked to proof read a section
  2. The "skill mix" of the Committee should incorporate the appropriate knowledge and expertise to cover the range of methodologies used in nursing research. Succession planning should be an important consideration. Every effort should be taken to ensure four-country representation
  3. The maximum term of office would be three years in ten
  4. To ensure continuity, at least one member of the RCN Research Society Steering Committee must sit on both the Organising Committee and the Scientific Committee of the RCN annual international nursing research conference
  5. If you would like to be considered for the Scientific Committee, please contact the Chair