Professor Ian Norman
Executive Dean, Florence Nightingale Faculty of Nursing, Midwifery & Palliative Care, King’s College London
As the Chair of the Scientific Committee I have the privilege of working with international panels of reviewers to select presentations which illustrate cutting-edge innovations in nursing practice and highlight the major contribution of nursing to population health
Ian Norman is the Executive Dean of the Florence Nightingale Faculty of Nursing, Midwifery & Palliative Care at King’s College London, which has its origins in the first professional nursing school in the world founded by Florence Nightingale at St Thomas’ Hospital, London in 1860. The Faculty is ranked 2nd for Nursing in the 2019 QS World University Rankings.
Ian is a qualified mental health nurse, general nurse and learning disability nurse. He is also an accredited cognitive behavioural psychotherapist and qualified social worker. He is a Non-Executive Director of Lewisham & Greenwich NHS Trust and a Governor of the South London & Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust, both of which serve the population of south east London.
Ian’s research programme is concerned with the study of education and training initiatives for improving the delivery of health and social care and the development and evaluation of psychological interventions to support people with mental health difficulties. His research programme has led to over 100 conference papers, over 250 publications in academic and clinical journals, and several books. His latest book (co-edited with Iain Ryrie) The Art and Science of Mental Health Nursing, published by McGraw Hill, now in its 4th edition, is a standard text for mental health nurse education in the UK.
Ian is the Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Nursing Studies the most influential academic nursing journal in the world, ranked 1st in Thomson-Reuters’ impact factor list of 200 academic nursing journals.
Ian was awarded a Fellowship of the UK Royal College of Nursing in 2009, an International Fellowship of the American Academy of Nursing in 2012 and a Fellowship of King’s College London in 2015.