This page forms part of the RCN 2011 research conference resource, published in 2011, and is preserved as an historical document for reference purposes only.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 - Harrogate 2011

Dr Martyn Jones (Chair)
School of Nursing and Midwifery
University of Dundee
11 Airlie Place, DUNDEE, DD1 4HJ

Professor Claire Hale
Dame Kathleen Raven Professor of Clinical Nursing
School of Healthcare
University of Leeds

Dr Monika Linhart
Institute for Nursing Science
University of Vienna

Julie MacInnes
Senior Lecturer
Dept of Nursing and Applied Clinical Studies,
Canterbury Christ Church University

Dr Ann McMahon
RCN Research & Development Adviser
Royal College of Nursing
20 Cavendish Square

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

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

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

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