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Michael Brown

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Professor Michael Brown PFHEA


Dr Michael Brown is a professor in the school of nursing and midwifery and Director of Graduate Studies. Prior to taking up post at Queens, he was a clinical professor and consultant nurse in Edinburgh. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Nursing in recognition of his contribution to the art and science of nursing. He has undertaken a range of external examiner roles across the UK and Ireland and has also examined doctoral thesis nationally and internationally.

When asked to reflect on “what does being a Principal Fellow mean to you?” Professor Brown answered:

“Throughout my professional career in healthcare, I have always been involved in education at different levels. Education of patients, families and other professionals regarding health needs and health concerns has been central to my practice. The education and development of health, colleagues and students has also been a key part of all the roles I have undertaken during my career. I undertook a joint clinical and academic role working between health services and University which provided a unique opportunity to embed evidence based healthcare within undergraduate and postgraduate education programs. The clinical academic role lead to the opportunity to undertake research focusing on teaching and learning and this has been a part of my activities and research outputs for many years."

The principal fellowship offers recognition of the long term impact of my contributions in pursuing and contributing to excellence in teaching and learning, It has enabled me to evidence the combination of conducting research with a teaching and learning focus translates into evidence based education. This has provided excellent opportunities to ensure that the nursing and midwifery workforce of the future are prepared with the best available knowledge and evidence to enable the deliver safe and effective patient care. I enjoyed the process of reflecting on my contributions to teaching and learning that informed the principle fellow application and subsequent recognition."