Brendan George McCormack

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Brendan George McCormack
Professor Brendan George McCormack.jpg
Born (1962-08-11) August 11, 1962 (age 56)
Streamstown, Co Westmeath
ResidenceUnited Kingdom
Known forResearch in Nursing and Person-centred Care[1]
Academic background
Alma materBuckinghamshire New University
University of Surrey
University of Oxford
Academic work
InstitutionsQueen Margaret University

Brendan George McCormack (born 11 August 1962) is a British academic. He is Head of the Division of Nursing; Occupational and Arts Therapies and Associate Director Centre for Person-centred Practice Research Queen Margaret University.[2]


McCormack is a Registered Nurse, holds a BSc in nursing from Buckinghamshire New University, a Post Graduate Certificate in the Education of Adults from the University of Surrey and a DPhil in Educational Studies from the University of Oxford.

Professional life[edit]

McCormack is an Extraordinary Professor at the University of Pretoria, South Africa,[2] Professor at University of South-Eastern Norway, Drammen, Norway[3] and a Visiting Professor at The University of Maribor, Slovenia.[4] McCormack previously (2010-2014) served as director of research, Centre for Nursing Research (now the Institute for Nursing and Health Research), Ulster University. He serves as an Elected Executive of the United Kingdom Council of Deans of Health.[5]

Awards and recognition[edit]

McCormack is a fellow of the Royal College of Nursing (2014)[6] and the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery ad eundum (2016). In 2011 McCormack was appointed a Senior Distinguished Research Fellowship Professor in 2011 by Ulster University.[7] McCormack gave a Tedx talk in 2014.[8] In 2014 McCormack was inducted into the Sigma Honor Society of Nursing International Nurse Researchers Hall of Fame[9] and in 2015 was named as an Inspirational Nursing Leader by Nursing Times.[10] In 2010 McCormack delivered the Winifred Raphael Memorial lecture[11] at the Royal College of Nursing Congress.

Personal life[edit]

Married to Michael Davidson, two children.


McCormack has 406 publications on Google Scholar[12] which have been cited over 16,000 times giving him an h-index of 53. His top three highest cited articles are:

  • Kitson, A; Harvey, G; McCormack, B (1998). "Enabling the implementation of evidence based practice: a conceptual framework". BMJ Quality & Safety. 7 (3): 149–158. PMID 10185141.
  • Kitson, AL; Rycroft-Malone, J; Harvey, G; McCormack, B; Seers, K; Titchen, A (2008). "Evaluating the successful implementation of evidence into practice using the PARiHS framework: theoretical and practical challenges". Implementation Science. 3 (1): 1. doi:10.1186/1748-5908-3-1. PMID 18179688.


  • McCormack B and McCance T (2017) Person-centred Nursing and Health Care – Theory and Practice 2nd edition, Wiley Publishing, Oxford ISBN 9781118990568
  • McCormack B Manley K and Titchen A (eds.) (2013) Practice Development in Nursing 2nd edition Wiley-Blackwell Publishing, Oxford ISBN 978-0-470-67311-9
  • McCormack B (2011) Negotiating Partnerships with Older People - A Person-Centred Approach Ashgate, Basingstoke ISBN 978-1-138-71958-3
  • Kent B & McCormack B (2011) Clinical context for evidence-based practice Blackwell Publishing and Sigma Theta Tau International, Oxford ISBN 978-1-405-18433-5


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