Ian Norman

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Ian J. Norman
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Ian Norman
AwardsFellow of the Royal College of Nursing, International Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing, Fellow of King's College, London
Academic background
EducationExeter School, UK
Alma materUniversity of Edinburgh, University of Keele
Academic work
DisciplineNursing and Health Care
InstitutionsKing's College, London

Ian J Norman, RN, Ph.D., is a British professor of nursing, researcher, and author, based in London, UK. His research and writing is focused primarily in the fields of psychiatric and mental health nursing, and psychological treatments for people with mental health difficulties. Norman is currently an Assistant Principal (Academic Performance),[1] of King’s College London and Executive Dean of the Florence Nightingale Faculty of Nursing & Midwifery at King’s.[2] He is Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Nursing Studies.[3]


Ian Norman was born and grew up in Devon. His father, Ken Norman, was a local builders’ merchant and his mother, Mary (Kay) Norman had been a Registered Nurse. He has one sister, Ailsa.

Ian Norman was awarded a bachelor's degree in Sociology and Social Studies (and a professional social work qualification) by the University of Keele, UK in 1980, an M.Sc. Nursing Education by the University of Edinburgh, UK in 1986, and a Ph.D. degree in Nursing from the University of London, UK in 1994. He was appointed as a lecturer in Psychiatric Nursing in the Department of Nursing Studies, King’s College London, in 1988, was promoted to Senior Lecturer in 1994 and to Professor of Mental Health in 1997. He was appointed Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Nursing Studies in 2005.

Norman is a cognitive behavioural psychotherapist (CBT) with recent experience of working with people with common mental health difficulties living in the community. He teaches systematic review of healthcare research literature to postgraduate students, and aspects of mental health nursing to undergraduates at King’s College London. He also draws on his experience of editing the International Journal of Nursing Studies to teach aspects of nursing scholarship.

Norman was a Visiting Professor at the University of São Paulo in 2011 and had periods of secondment to South Africa in 2014 and Ireland in 2015 to work on an EU-funded study [4][5] to reduce the risk of codeine misuse and dependence.

Norman is the author of more than 200 journal articles, conference papers (national and international), books, book chapters and research reports. The Art and Science of Mental Health Nursing (published in its 4th edition in 2018) is a standard textbook for mental health nurse education in the UK and is well known internationally.

Awards and honours[edit]

  • 2015: Eileen Skellern Memorial Lecture http:[6]
  • 2012: International Fellow, American Academy of Nursing [7]
  • 2009: Fellow, Royal College of Nursing, UK
  • 2005: Fellow, UK Higher Education Academy
  • 2004: Fellow, European Academy of Nursing Science



Norman IJ, Ryrie I (eds) 1st edition (2004); 2nd edition (2009); 3rd edition (2013), 4th edition (2018) The art and science of mental health nursing: a textbook of principles and practice. Open University Press, London.

Norman IJ, Cowley S (eds) (1999) The changing nature of nursing in a managerial age. Blackwells, London.

Norman IJ, Redfern SJ (eds) (1997) Mental health care for elderly people. Churchill Livingstone, Edinburgh.

Kogan M, Redfern SJ, Kober A, Norman IJ, Packwood T, Robinson S (1995) Making use of clinical audit: a guide to practice in the health professions. Open University Press, London.

Memberships, licences, and associations[edit]

  • Registered Nurse, Nursing & Midwifery Council, UK (1976–present)
  • British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapists (2009–present) [8]
  • Member, Health Technology Panel for Mental Health, Psychology and Occupational Therapy National Institute for Health Research, UK (2015-2018) [9]


  1. ^ "King's College London - Organisational structure". www.kcl.ac.uk.
  2. ^ "Florence Nightingale Faculty of Nursing & Midwifery - King's College London". www.kcl.ac.uk.
  3. ^ "International Journal of Nursing Studies - ScienceDirect.com". www.sciencedirect.com.
  4. ^ Hout, Marie Claire Van; Parry, Charles D.; Bergin, Michael; Norman, Ian J. (27 October 2016). "Best Practices and Innovations for Managing Codeine Misuse and Dependence". JOURNAL OF PHARMACY AND PHARMACEUTICAL SCIENCES. 19 (3): 367–381. doi:10.18433/J3T89K. PMID 27806253 – via kclpure.kcl.ac.uk.
  5. ^ Hout, Marie Claire Van; Parry, Charles D.; Bergin, Michael; Norman, Ian J. (27 October 2016). "Best Practices and Innovations for Managing Codeine Misuse and Dependence". Journal of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences. 19 (3): 367–381. doi:10.18433/J3T89K – via journals.library.ualberta.ca.
  6. ^ "2015 Skellern Lecturer".
  7. ^ "King's College London - Professor Honoured by American Academy of Nursing".
  8. ^ "CBT Register UK - The online register of CBT therapists for the UK and Ireland". www.cbtregisteruk.com.
  9. ^ [1][dead link]

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