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A timeline of professorial inaugural lectures

This page is a growing list of lectures from the nursing and midwifery professoriate

Inaugural lectures are a time honoured tradition for people who have been granted a chair in an organisation. Viewed in their entirety, they offer a fascinating glimpse into the evolving issues or topics of importance to nursing. We know that this list is far from comprehensive, so do please help us to fill in the gaps by emailing knowledge@rcn.org.uk. In addition, RCN Archives would love to receive electronic or hard copies of individual inaugural lectures.

Developing the timeline and collating the lectures are a key part of our Knowledge and Innovation Action Plan for 2014 - 2018, namely:

  • Action 20: We will continue to grow the nursing knowledge base by proactively collecting, storing and preserving physical and digital content, including the organisational memory of the RCN.

The nursing professoriate in the UK

Information on professor post-holders at higher education institutions in the UK.

2017

Professor Ruth Harris
King's College London
Date: 13 September 2017
Title: From idealism to realism: a nursing development journey

Professor Jane Appleton
Oxford Brookes University
Date: 7 June 2017
Title: Safeguarding child wellbeing: the public health role of health visitors

Professor Patricia Grocott
King's College London
Date: 25 January 2017
Title: Found in translation

2016

Professor Catriona Kennedy
Robert Gordon University
Date: 23 November 2016
Title: Anticipatory care: a fundamental skill in nursing?

Professor Alison Twycross
London South Bank University
Date: 13 September 2016
Title: 

Professor Jan Dewing
Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh
Date: 16 June 2016
Title: Workplace learning in nursing and healthcare: leading at the edge
URL: http://www.qmu.ac.uk/community/QMPublicLecturesarchive.htm

Professor June Girvin
Oxford Brookes University
Date: 11 May 2016
Title: Reflections on nursing, leadership and a fabulous working life

Professor Gina Marie Awoko Higginbottom
University of Nottingham
Date: March 2016 

Professor Paul Kingston
University of Chester
Date: 3 March 2016
Title: Revisiting Cicero in liquid modernity
URL: https://vimeo.com/160210071

Professor Debra Jackson
Oxford Brookes University
Date: 17 February 2016
Title: Promoting patient safety in acute and community settings: a whole systems approach

Professor Joanne Booth
Glasgow Caledonian University
Date: 10 February 2016 

Professor Donna Fitzsimons
Ulster University and Belfast Health and Social Care Trust
Date: 9 February 2016
Title: Hand on heart: a critical reflection of cardiovascular risk, resistance and implementing research in clinical practice 

Professor Brendan McCormack
Queen Margaret University Edinburgh
Date: 9 February 2016 
Title: Achieving excellence in care: dancing with beauty rather than fighting ugliness
URL: http://www.qmu.ac.uk/community/QMPublicLecturesarchive.htm

2015

Professor Liz Hughes
University of Huddersfield
Date: 9 December 2015
Title: 'Shunned' stigma and co-occurring mental health and substance use problems

Professor Helen Allan
Middlesex University
Date: December 2015
Title: Being critical: an uncomfortable sociological positioning for a nurse?

Professor Kim Manley
Canterbury Christ Church University
Date: 15 October 2015
Title: Fusing professional horizons: past, present & future for practice development research

Professor Roma Maguire
University of Surrey
Date: 12 October 2015
Title: eHealth: shaping the future of personalised healthcare 

Professor Kay Caldwell
Middlesex University
Date: 17 June 2015
Title: The essence of nursing: challenges for educators

Professor Linda McGowan
University of Leeds
Date: 4 June 2015
Title: Hearts and minds: a journey into women's health
URL: https://mymedia.leeds.ac.uk/Mediasite/Play/10658dc57588412482545d43887ccd2c1d 

Professor Josie Tetley
Manchester Metropolitan University
Date: 23 April 2015
Title: Nursing, ageing and long term conditions: positive choices and making a difference 

Professor Annette McIntosh-Scott
University of Chester
Date: 23 April 2015
Title: Education matters - on learning, teaching and the student experience in healthcare education

Professor Leanne Aitken
City University, London
Date: 14 April 2015
Title: Improving recovery after critical illness

Professor Debra Salmon
University of the West of England, Bristol
Date: April 2015
Title: The challenges of researching with disadvantaged groups to overcome health inequalities 

Professor Antony Arthur
University of East Anglia
Date: 17 March 2015
Title: Testing, testing: evidence-based nursing for an ageing society
URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PfyWEFJ1mDg

Professor Ian Murray
Robert Gordon University
Date: 18 February 2015
Title: Nursing and Midwifery: possibly the most regulated profession in the UK so why do so many things seem to go wrong

2014

Professor Janet Hargreaves
University of Huddersfield
Date: 10 December 2014
Title: The dream job: Humanitarian nursing with Médecins Sans Frontières
URL: http://hhs.hud.ac.uk/msf/index.htm
Reference: Hargreaves, J & Golding, B (2014), 'Not for God Queen or Country", UK Association for the History of Nursing Bulletin. http://ukahn.org/web/bulletins/UKAHN_Bulletin_Vol3.pdf

Professor Andrew Lovell
University of Chester
Date: 14 November 2014 
Title: Discursive Fractures: Man against himself and others (re-visited)
URL: https://vimeo.com/113038806

Professor Belinda Dewar
University of the West of Scotland
Date: 29 October 2014
Title: The grass is greener on this side: transforming health and social care

Professor Angela Tod
Sheffield Hallam University
Date: October 2014
Title: Scaling summits and navigating landscapes: understanding the challenges of accessing healthcare

Professor Sue Dyson
Middlesex University
Date: 19 June 2014
Title: Nurse education and nursing praxis: lessons for nurse education from the voices of experience

Professor Hora Soltani
Sheffield Hallam University
Date: 17 June 2014
Title: Towards universal health: breaking boundaries to reduce health inequalities for mothers and babies

Professor Jackie Sturt
King's College London
Date: 4 June 2014
Title: Would you like an appointment with the diabetes listener?

Professor Stephen Tee
King's College London
Date: 9 April 2014
Title: Compassion-based nurse education: seeing the whole person

Professor Jayne Donaldson
Edinburgh Napier University
Date: April 2014 

Professor Debra Salmon
University of the West of England, Bristol
Date: Spring 2014
Title: TBC

Professor Steven Ersser
University of Hull
Date: 31 March 2014
Title: Rashes, Routes and Relationships: the nursing contribution to improving quality of life in the dermatological field 

Professor Patricia Wilson
Health Education Kent Surrey Sussex
Date: 14 March 2014
Title: Through the looking glass – when patient experience is more than a survey 

Professor Kathleen T Galvin
University of Hull
Date: 17 March 2014
Title: TBC

Professor Charmaine Childs
Sheffield Hallam University
Date: 11 March 2014
Title: How 'hot' is the injured brain? A journey from the outside to the centre of the human body 

Professor Tracy Humphrey
Robert Gordon University
Date: 29 January 2014
Title: Midwifery 2020: Where has all the normality gone?
Reference: http://www.rgu.ac.uk/file/midwifery-2020

Professor Mark Hayter
University of Hull
Date: 27 January 2014
Title: Everything you wanted to know about sexual health research...but were afraid to ask 

2013

Professor Michelle Briggs
Leeds Metropolitan University (Leeds Beckett University since Sep 2014)
Date: 27 November 2013
Title: Patients' experience of pain

Professor Lynn Kilbride
Edinburgh Napier University
Date: 14 November 2013
Title: Enabling potential whilst improving lives

Professor Margaret Fletcher
University of the West of England, Bristol
Date: 7 November 2013
Title: Researching with children: a journey through engineering, physiological, methodological and ethical challenges
View: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pNxKxnGSFI4

Professor Christine Moffatt
University of Nottingham
Date: November 2013 

Professor Mary Steen
University of Chester
Date: 17 October 2013
Title: A Midwives journey through uncharted terrain
Reference: Steen M. (2012) Pushing boundaries and making it happen. Evidence Based Midwifery 10(2): 40-44
URL: http://chesterrep.openrepository.com/cdr/researcher?action=viewResearcherPage&researcherId=2901
Vimeo: https://vimeo.com/77602004

Professor Ann Wakefield
University of Manchester
Date: 16 July 2013
Title: The whole is greater than the sum of its parts: the need for interprofessional education

Professor Philip Keeley 
University of Manchester
Date: 16 July 2013
Title: Psychosocial aspects of physical illness - research, education and practice

Professor Glenn Robert
King's College London
Date: 05 June 2013
Title: Bodies on the pavement: the origins and evolution of an approach for improving patient experience of health care services
URL: https://youtu.be/_yuG74c2CKo

Professor Amanda Clarke
Northumbria University
Date: 15 May 2013
Title: Looking back and moving forward: an autobiographical approach to ageing in research and person-centred nursing practice

Professor Jill Maben
King's College London
Date: 01 May 2013
Title: Care, compassion and ideals: nurses' experience of nursing
URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0zR7gJo5fak
Reference: Maben J. (2014) Care, compassion and ideals: Patient and health care providers’ experiences. Chapter in Sue Shea, Robin Wynyard, Christos Lionis (eds): ‘Providing Compassionate Health Care:  Challenges in Policy and Practice’. Routledge

Professor Tonks (Josephine) Fawcett
University of Edinburgh
Date: 30 April 2013
Title: A career for nursing: passions, privileges, pains and purpose
View: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4brQfvJlnbY

Professor Charlotte Clarke
University of Edinburgh
Date: 23 April 2013
Title: Phew! For a minute there I lost myself - the experience of living with dementia
View: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y4xWam-rvvs

Professor Steve Robertson
Leeds Metropolitan University (Leeds Beckett University since Sep 2014)
Date: 23 April 2013
Title: Understanding men and health: musings on contradictory masculinities and wellbeing
View: http://tv.leedsmet.ac.uk/view.aspx?id=6871~4w~y0CuoMiu

Professor Alison Metcalfe
King's College London
Date: 10 April 2013
Title: Supporting families communication about genetic risk across the lifespan

Professor Fiona Irvine
Glyndwr University, Wrexham
Date: 14 March 2013
Title: What's so special about specialist nurses?
View: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PYS7My83nIo

Professor Sue Read
Keele University
Date: 11 February 2013
Title: Living in the shadow of grief: Lessons learned from people with a learning disability
View: http://youtu.be/Oyb1bVvRMgs

Professor Julie Jomeen
University of Hull
Date: 04 February 2013
Title: Babies on the brain: a research & service development story
Reference: http://www2.hull.ac.uk/news_and_events-1/news_archive/2013newsarchive/february/babiesonthebrain.aspx?theme=textonly

Professor Mandy Fader
University of Southampton
Date: 28 January 2013
Title: More than just pads and pants: 30 years of research in incontinence products and devices
View: http://coursecast.soton.ac.uk/Panopto/Pages/Viewer/Default.aspx?id=4671b3b9-0826-4ee9-a9be-5fdb6e771b03

Professor Heather Loveday
University of West London
Date: 24 January 2013
Title: Evidence lost in translation

2012

Professor Nicky Cullum
University of Manchester
Date: 11 December 2012
Title: Grazed and confused: in search of an evidence base for wound care

Professor Alan Finnegan FRCN
Birmingham City University
Date: 17 October 2012
Title: Army nursing: from Scutari to Birmingham 

Professor Joy Duxbury
University of Central Lancashire
Date: 15 October 2012
Title: Defending the indefensible: physical restraint in mental health settings

Professor Ruth Deery
University of the West of Scotland
Date: 10 October 2012
Title: Relationship and caring for the soul in midwifery

Professor Vanora Hundley
Bournemouth University
Date: 03 October 2012
Title: Intervention in childbirth: how much is too much?

Professor Patricia Schofield
Greenwich University
Date: 27 September 2012
Title: Chronic pain in older adults

Professor Peter Griffiths
University of Southampton
Date: 29 June 2012
Title: Doing Away With Doctors? Workforce research and the future of nursing
Reference: Working Papers in health Sciences 1:1 2012 - http://tinyurl.com/kjew2fq

Professor Helen Cooper
University of Chester
Date: 16 May 2012
Title: Riding the diabetes roller coaster

Professor Magi Sque
University of Wolverhampton
Date: 25 April 2012
Title: From seed corn to Naseberry tree: growing a programme of research in organ and tissue donation and transplantation
Lecture: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eG4xHHakZFw
Film: http://vimeo.com/23919896 

Professor Keith Weeks
University of Glamorgan (University of South Wales since Apr 2013)
Date: 13 March 2012
Title: Veni, vidi, duci: a journey through the authentic world of medication dosage calculation problem solving
Reference: Published as a journal series, "Safety in numbers"

Professor Martyn Jones
University of Dundee
Date: 13 January 2012
Title: Looking after our nurses
URL: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lubtTuewzug&list=PL0C0F44243F1E3C85&index=7

2011

Professor Laura Serrant
University of Wolverhampton
Date: 26 October 2011
Title: Lady Superintendents, Sanitary Inspectors and Entrepreneurs...Community Nursing, 150 Years and Counting
Lecture: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=31TQV4elylE

Professor Carol Curran
University of Ulster
Date: October 2011
Title: East meets West: caring, cultures and competence

Professor Jane Coad
Coventry University
Date: May 2011
Title: Children’s Voices Then and Now: Improving the lives of children and their families through research
URL: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yZEAn3o89H0

Professor Paul Rogers
University of Glamorgan (University of South Wales since Apr 2013)
Date: 12 April 2011
Title: Mental health nursing research: what are the risks of that happening?

Professor Candy McCabe
University of the West of England, Bristol
Date: April 2011
Title: When illusion becomes reality: exploring the surreal world of pain

Professor Elizabeth Rosser
Bournemouth University
Date: 21 March 2011
Title: Too clever to care: education to lead nursing in a changing world

Professor Gill Furze
Coventry University
Date: 27 January 2011
Title: Biomedical vs Biopsychosocial treatments: the example of angina
URL: http://coventryuniversity.podbean.com/2011/02/07/gill-furze-biomedical-vs-biopsychosocial-treatments-the-example-of-angina/

Professor Claire Goodman
University of Hertfordshire
Date: 2011
Title: Going gently into that good night: end of life care for the oldest old

Professor Valerie Lattimer
University of East Anglia
Date: 2011
 

2010

Professor Kader Parahoo
University of Ulster
Date: 07 December 2010
Title: Nursing research: a force for good

Professor Kathleen McCourt
Northumbria University
Date: 22 November 2010
Title: Learning to help others: the role of professional education

Professor Kinta Beaver
University of Central Lancashire
Date: 11 November 2010
Title: It's good to talk: meeting the information needs of people with cancer

Professor Lorraine Ellis
University of Derby
Date: 10 November 2010
Title: Bringing Science to the bedside: against all odds

Professor Angus Forbes
King's College London
Date: 19 September 2010
Title: Contribution of nursing to diabetes care
URL: http://www.fend-lectures.org/index.php?menu=view&id=56

Professor Mark Radford
Birmingham City University
Date: 14 July 2010
Title: Chaos theory, climbing and advanced nursing practice

Professor Jan Draper
Open University
Date: 14 June 2010
Title: The body in question: presence, paradox and the presence of nursing
URL: http://stadium.open.ac.uk/berrill/

Professor Jacqui Reilly
Glasgow Caledonian University
Date: 10 February 2010
Title: Healthcare associated infection: are hospitals doing the sick no harm?

Revd Professor Pauline Pearson
Northumbria University
Date: 08 February 2010
Title: People, priorities and professionalism: nursing and healthcare in a changing world

Professor Janet Marsden
Manchester Metropolitan University
Date: January 2010
Title: Ophthalmic nursing: past, present and where do we go from here?

Professor William Lauder
University of Stirling
Date: 2010
Title: What do high academic achieving school pupils really think about a career in nursing

Professor Christine Ingleton
University of Sheffield
Date: 2010
Title: What is the evidence base for palliative care nursing?

2009

Professor Tanya McCance
University of Ulster
Date: 09 December 2009
Title: Being person-centred: stories from the field

Professor Paul Crawford
University of Nottingham
Date: 03 December 2009
Title: Defrosting the clinic: on keeping the NHS human

Professor Catriona Kennedy
Edinburgh Napier University
Date: 17 September 2009
Title: Patients, policies and nursing 'know how'

Professor Judith Tanner
De Montfort University
Date: June 2009
Title: First do the sick no harm

Professor Steven Ersser
Bournemouth University
Date: 16 May 2009
Title: Rashes, Routes and Relationships: the nursing contribution to improving quality of life in the dermatological field 

Professor Carol Haigh
Manchester Metropolitan University
Date: 30 April 2009
Title: Memes and manicures, manolos and moral relativity: a critique of nursing research in the 21st century

Professor Wilfred McSherry
Staffordshire University/The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust
Date: 27 April 2009
Title: "Treatment versus care!" Reintegrating spirituality and dignity

Professor Sarah Hewlett
University of the West of England, Bristol
Date: 2009
Title: Keeping clinical research grounded: The patient perspective  

Professor Valerie Lattimer
University of Southampton
Date: 2008/2009 

2008

Professor Liz West
University of Greenwich
Date: December 2008
Title: Applying social science in health and social care

Professor Helen Langton
University of Derby
Date: November 2008
Title: Children and young people with cancer – a journey

Professor Marlene Sinclair
University of Ulster
Date: 19 September 2008
Title: The business of modern childbirth: a burgeoning technological industry

Professor Frances Gordon
Sheffield Hallam University
Date: 15 June 2008
Title: The mystery of the pink mini dress and other cultural surprises: interprofessional working as life

Professor Vari M Drennan
St. George's, University of London
Date: June 2008
Title: Perspectives on developing health care services outside of hospitals

Professor Barbara Jack
Edge Hill University
Date: May 2008
Title: Data or Die: the need for research in nursing and palliative care

Professor Viv Coates
University of Ulster
Date: March 2008
Title: The discounted, unrecognised, silent killer

Professor Fiona Irvine
Liverpool John Moores University
Date: February 2008
Title: Me, myself, I: adopting a self critical position in qualitative inquiry

Professor Julie Taylor
University of Dundee
Date: 2008
Title: Child maltreatment is a public health issue 

2007

Professor Sally Hardy
Monash University (Melbourne, Australia)
Date: November 2007
Title: Allowing practice development to take flight 

Professor Tony Long
University of Salford
Date: 05 July 2007
Title: Never work with children or animals! So what should a Professor of Child and Family Health do?

Professor Brenda Roe
Liverpool John Moores University
Date: 12 June 2007
Title: What constitutes evidence? Systematic reviews, evidence based practice or that's the way I see it.

Professor Jane Seymour
University of Nottingham
Date: 01 March 2007
Title: Compassion or compulsion: end of life care in a technological age
Reference: Seymour, J.E. (2012) Looking back, looking forward: the evolution of palliative and end of life care in England. Mortality, 7(1). DOI: 10.1080/13576275.2012.651843

Professor Karina Lovell
University of Manchester
Date: Feb/Mar 2007
Title: Developing and evaluating accessible, acceptable, feasible and effective interventions for common mental health problems in primary care mental health

Professor Joyce Kenkre
University of Glamorgan (University of South Wales since Apr 2013)
Date: 13 February 2007
Title: Quality, honesty and professionalism

Professor Patrick Callaghan
University of Nottingham
Date: 16 January 2007
Title: The pursuit of ordinary unhappiness 

2006

Professor Ann Crosland
University of Sunderland
Date: November 2006
Title: Multi-disciplinary healthcare research: benefits, challenges and dilemmas

Professor Lawrie Elliott
Napier University
Date: May 2006
Title: Public health in modern society

Professor Maggie Kirk
University of Glamorgan (University of South Wales since Apr 2013)
Date: May 2006
Title: Letting the genie out of the bottle: Lessons from the past, preparing for the future

Professor Joan Curzio
South Bank University
Date: April 2006
Title: Developing practice: scaffolding, or bridging the gap

Professor Mervyn Morris
Birmingham City University
Date: 2006
Title: Working with WHO in disaster areas

2005


Professor John Keady
Northumbria University
Date: 01 November 2005
Title: Building on the past: a personal journey through dementia care nursing
Reference: Keady, J. and Keady, J. The wrong shoes: living with memory loss. Nursing Older People 2005, 17(9): 36-37

Professor Mike Thomas
Leeds Metropolitan University (Leeds Beckett University since Sep 2014)
Date: Autumn 2005
Title: Eating disorders - paradoxes

Professor Bob Gates
Thames Valley University (University of West London since April 2011)
Date: 27 January 2005
Title: Marching forward to stand still: learning disability services in context

Professor Mike Cook
Anglia Ruskin University
Date: May 2005
Title: Modernising health and social care – is leadership the answer?

Professor Morag Gray
Edinburgh Napier University
Date: 2005
Title: Mentoring for all reasons: the good, the bad and the ugly

Professor Anne-Marie Rafferty
King's College London
Date: 2005

Professor June Andrews
University of Stirling
Date: 2005
Title: Dementia: the thief of time

Professor Ros Bryar
City University
Date: 2005

Professor Margaret Smith
University of Glasgow
Date: 2005
Title: The modernization of nursing 

2004

Professor Michael Traynor
Middlesex University
Date: October 2004
Title: From Nightingale to EBM: a short history of nursing (approximately)

Professor Ruth Northway
University of Glamorgan (University of South Wales since Apr 2013)
Date: 5 October 2004
Title: Learning disability nursing: it's not just what, but why and how (PDF, 1.1MB)

Professor Melanie Jasper
Canterbury Christ Church University
Date: October 2004
Title: Reflective practice: myth or mystery?

Professor Caroline Watkins
University of Central Lancashire
Date: Autumn 2004
Title: Research and clinical practice: Romulus and Remus, or Brothers in Arms? 

Professor Christi Deaton
University of Manchester
Date: June/July 2004

Professor Alan White
Leeds Metropolitan University (Leeds Beckett University since Sep 2014)
Date: April 2004
Title: Being male in the 21st century
Reference: White AK (2006) Men's Health in the 21st Century.  International Journal of Men's Health 5(1): 1-17

Professor Debra Bick
Thames Valley University (University of West London since Apr 2011)
Date: April 2004
Title: Love's Labour's Lost: challenges to midwifery in the 21st century

Professor Kate Gerrish
University of Sheffield
Date: March 2004
Title: Evidence-based practice: academic aspiration or formula for front-line nurses

Professor Soo Downe
University of Central Lancashire
Date: 2004
Title: Full Moon and Little Frieda: insights from a midwifery journey

Professor Sam Porter
Queen's University Belfast
Date: 2004
Title: Is sociology any use to nurses?

Professor Bernie Carter
University of Central Lancashire
Date: 2004?
Title: Are you sitting comfortably? Then I'll begin. Pain stories from children: lessons for practice

2003

Professor Jane Sandall
King's College London
Date: 20 November 2003
Title: Transforming childbirth: women, midwives and the politics of reproduction
Reference: Sandall,J. (2012) The politics of evidence and complex interventions: taking a long view through a sociological lens of continuity of midwifery care, Evidence Based Midwifery, 10,3:76-79

Professor Tina Lavender
University of Central Lancashire
Date: 2003

2002

Professor Julie Scholes
University of Brighton
Date: 23 April 2002
Title: Critical to care: nurses in transition (PDF, 125KB)

Professor Alison Richardson
King's College London
Date: April 2002
Title: Sick and tired...of the research practice gap in nursing

Professor Dawn Freshwater
Bournemouth University
Date: 15 January 2002
Title: You don't have to be mad to work here, but it helps – pathology in a postmodern world
Reference: http://www.deepdyve.com/lp/sage/researching-mental-health-pathology-in-a-postmodern-world-CKHGT0wP0b

Professor Hugh McKenna
University of Ulster
Date: 2002
Title: Evidence Based Practice: does profusion of evidence cause confusion in practice
Reference: McKenna, H.P. (2010) Critical care: does profusion of evidence lead to confusion in practice?  Nursing in Critical Care, 15(6):285-90.  PMID: 21040259

Professor Brendan McCormack
University of Ulster
Date: 2002
Title: In appreciation of wisdom - the voice of the older person

Professor Ruth Endacott
La Trobe University, Australia
Date: 2002
Title: Developing clinical wisdom: a challenge for academia and healthcare

Professor Charlotte Clarke
Northumbria University
Date: 2002

Professor Christine Norton
King's College London and St Mark's Hospital
Date: 2002
Title: Specialist nursing and continence 

2001

Professor Claire Hale
University of Leeds
Date: 19 March 2001
Title: Scholarship and the discipline of nursing
Reference: NT Research ( 2001) 6,3,2001)

Professor Annette Jinks
Staffordshire University
Date: 2001
Title: Student nurse attitudes to gender stereotypes
Reference: Jinks AM and Bradley E (2004) Angel Handmaiden Battleaxe or Whore?  A study, which examines changes in newly, recruited student nurses’ attitudes to gender and nursing stereotypes (2004) Nurse Education Today 24,2,121-128

2000

Professor Julienne Meyer
City University, London
Date: 7 September 2000
Title: Promoting better care for older people

Professor Carol Cox
City University, London
Date: June 2000
Title: Advanced Practice Nursing – The Dawn of a New Era
Reference: Cox, Carol Lynn (2004) Forward: Advanced Clinical Practice Nursing in Cox, Carol Lynn (ed)  Physical Assessment for Nurses, Oxford: Blackwell Publishing, pp vii - xii

Professor Roger Watson
University of Hull
Date: 20 March 2000
Title: Elitism, advanced practice and the Charge of the Light Brigade
Reference: Watson R (2001) Elitism, advanced practice and the Charge of the Light Brigade NT Research 6, 791-796

Professor Sheila Payne
University of Sheffield
Date: 2000
Title: Loss 

1999

Professor Sarah Cowley
King's College London
Date: 01 July 1999
Title: Ownership and opportunity in a practice discipline: public health and nursing
Reference: Cowley S (2002) Public health practice in nursing and health visiting  In Public Health Policy and Practice: a sourcebook for health visitors and community nurses  (ed S Cowley) Bailliere Tindall  London 1-24

Professor Debbie Tolson
Glasgow Caledonian University
Date: 1999 

1998

Professor Liz Meerabeau
Greenwich University
Date: 21 April 1998
Title: Immigrants to the New World: reflections on the identity of nursing
Reference: Immigrants to the New World: nursing as an academic discipline. NT Research 3,5,388-94

1997

Professor Ian Norman
King's College London
Date: June 1997
Title: Collaboration in, competition out! Inter-professional working in the health professions
References: Norman IJ, Peck E (1999) Working together in adult community mental health services: an inter-professional dialogue. Journal of Mental Health, 8 (3): 217-230
Peck E, Norman I J (1999) Working together in adult community mental health services: developing a framework to explore role relations. Journal of Mental Health, 8 (3): 231-242

Professor Sally Glen
University of Dundee
Date: May 1997
Title: Inter-professional education

Professor Martin Johnson
University of Central Lancashire
Date: 1997
Title: Sense and nonsense in nursing science
Reference: Johnson, M (1999) Observations on positivism and pseudoscience in qualitative nursing research. Journal of Advanced Nursing, Volume 30, Issue 1, pages 67–73

Professor Robert Pratt
Thames Valley University (University of West London since Apr 2011)
Date: 1997

1996

Professor Barbara Parfitt
Glasgow Caledonian University
Date: 21 November 1996
Title: New profession or Dying Art
Reference: School of Health and Social Science archives, Glasgow Caledonian University

Professor Jessica Corner
Institute of Cancer Research
Date: November 1996
Title: Nursing and the counter culture of cancer
Reference: Nursing and the counter culture for cancer. European Journal of Cancer Care. 6,174-181

Professor Mary Renfrew
University of Leeds
Date: March 1996
Title: Women, research and the health services

Professor Sally Kendall
Buckinghamshire University College
Date: 1996
Title: What do we mean by evidence? Implications for primary health care nursing
Reference: Kendall S., (1997), "What do we mean by evidence? Implications for primary heath care nursing". Journal of Interprofessional Care, 11,1, 23-33

1995

Professor Vince Ramprogus
Northumbria University
Date: October 1995
Title: Challenges facing nursing: implications for nurse education and knowledge development 
Reference: Hong Kong Journal of Nursing (2000), Vol. 36 (3), 24-31

1994

Professor Jean McIntosh
Glasgow Caledonian University
Date: 1994
Title: The question of knowledge in district nursing
Reference: Please email RCN Archives who hold a hard copy of the lecture

1993

Professor Alison While
King's College London
Date: 1993
Title:

1992

Professor Jill Macleod Clark
King's College London
Date: 10 September 1992 
Title: From sick-nursing to health-nursing: evolution or revolution? (PDF, 2.1MB)

Professor Peter Bradshaw
Bournemouth University
Date: 1992

Professor Alan Glasper
University of Southampton
Date: 1992
Title: Innovations in children's nursing

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Professor Jennifer Boore
University of Ulster
Date: c. 1986

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Professor Owen Barr
Ulster University
Title: Access to general healthcare for people with learning disabilities