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Robert McSherry


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Professional biography:


Rob's enthusiasm, motivation and passion for the nursing profession are unwavering, with almost thirty years’ experience he continues to support and facilitate teams in the quest for excellence in practice.  In December 2010 Rob was awarded a Fellowship to the Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery from the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland Dublin (FFNMRCSI) for his significant contributions to nursing and the Higher Education Academy, National Teaching Fellowship (NTF) 2011 in recognition of his excellence in learning and teaching.  
Rob is Adjunct Professor University of Tasmania, visiting Professor Tehran University of Medical Sciences and previously visiting professor with Narh-Bita University, Ghana and Clinical Associate Professor with the Australian Catholic University, Brisbane, Australia.

On Murch 11, 2015 Professor Robert McSherry was presented with the TUMS Distinguished Visiting Professor Title for the duration of 2015-2018 by dean of School of Nursing and Midwifery.  


Research interests:


Rob's main research interest is seeing research being utilized at a clinical level where nurses, midwives, nurse specialists and other Allied Health Professionals are equipped with the essential skills and knowledge to aid this process. Rob has shared and disseminated his work on nursing and practice development all over the world: Australia, United States of America, Canada, Singapore, Hong Kong, Iran, Malta, Croatia and United Kingdom are to name but a few.  
Rob’s work and research focus broadly around three key areas; practice and professional development, healthcare governance [i.e. clinical governance and patient safety] and evidence-informed practice. Rob has published books and articles, offered numerous conference keynote presentations and provides consultancy and workshops to audiences on topics and research associated with his experience.
Rob's current projects are associated with undertaking 
i. ‘A feasibility study to develop and test a Cultural health Check (CHC) toolkit designed to assist healthcare workers and organisations in the provision of safe, compassionate and dignified care for older people’. 
ii. Exploring healthcare students and their mentor’s awareness of mentorship and clinical governance as part of a local Continuing Professional Development programmes’.


On January 28, 2013 prof. McSherry had visited TUMS School of Nursing and Midwifery .



On Murch 11, 2015 prof. McSherry and the international participants accompanied by Dr. Cheraghi, Professor Salsali, Dr. Hasanpour and a number of Iranian participants visited Children’s Medical Center and Imam Khomeini Hospital’s emergency ward. The visitors asked the nurses and official questions and became acquainted with the wards.




Professor Robert McSherry was the keynote speaker of the workshop "Practice Development and Patient Safety" which was held at the School of Nursing and Midwifery from March 9, 2015 to March 11, 2015.



On the first day of the workshop, Professor McSherry delivered a presentation titled “An insider Perspective not to be Missed: Implications for Practice Development, Structural Empowerment, and Patient Safety”. The presentation was followed by the attendees’ questions and comments’ and the speaker’s answers.

On the second day of the workshop, Professor McSherry delivered two presentations titled “Enhancing Practice in Nursing: Championing Quality Nursing and Caring Through Practice Development?” and “Promoting Evidence-based Practice Through Practice Development: Getting Started, Getting Involved?” Both presentations were followed by the participants’ questions and comments which were answered or commented upon by the speaker.

The third and the last day of the workshop, Professor McSherry delivered his final presentation “A Celebration and Review of the Excellence in Practice Accreditation Scheme 10 Years on!” This presentation too was followed by the participants’ questions and remarks.


Hopes for the Visiting Professor Programme:



Prof. McSherry said: 'It was such an accolade to be asked to lead this event in Tehran. When I received the invitation from Iran it was evident they had researched the work I’d previously done so it’s great to get this recognition.'

He 'To be appointed as a Visiting Professor in TUMS provided an amazing forum to debate, celebrate and highlight areas for learning, sharing and enhancing clinical governance and patient safety through practice development in healthcare across Iran.

'I was impressed and overwhelmed by the enthusiasm and commitment shown regarding the desire to improve systems and processes aligned to patient safety and quality healthcare. From a practice development point of view, this event was the first of its kind to be held in Iran.'

He added: 'The participants want the same as us, to provide healthcare services which are of outstanding quality. If I can play a role in helping other countries to improve quality in patient care then that is important to me.'

Professor McSherry now hopes further links can be established with the University in Iran through collaborative partnership in international research projects, courses and the Excellence in Practice Accreditation Scheme (EPAS) quality framework.

Professor Paul Keane OBE, Dean of Teesside University's School of Health & Social Care, said: 'The is an excellent example, once again led by Professor McSherry, of how Teesside University is promoting and supporting best professional practice in an international arena.'


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