International Conference: "Enhancing Continuity of Care Through the Science and Art in Nursing and Midwifery"
October 7- 8, 2022


Professor Dr. Robert McSherry

Professor of Nursing and Practice Development
Faculty of Health and Social Care, University of Chester, United Kingdom

• Former Governing Body Registered Nurse, National Health Service (NHS) Calderdale Clinical Commissioning Group, Halifax, England, United Kingdom (2018 – 2022)

• Adjunct Professor of Nursing and Practice Development, Narh-Bita College, Ghana, Africa.

• Professor (Emeritus) of Nursing and Practice Development, School of Health and Social Care, Teesside University, England, United Kingdom.

Robs enthusiasm, motivation and passion for the nursing profession are unwavering, with over thirty-four years’ experience he continues to support and facilitate teams in the quest for excellence in practice. Since 2019 Rob returned to working in Higher Education working for the Faculty of Health and Social Care with the University of Chester having the retired from his position with University of Teesside after 18 years of dedicated service to seek new opportunities and adventures.

Rob secured the position of Governing Body – Registered Nurse offering advice and guidance to the Governing Body of the National Health Service Calderdale, Clinical Commissioning Group (NHS Calderdale CCG).

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 was previously visiting professor to University of Tasmania (2015-2018), visiting Professor Tehran University of Medical Sciences (2015-2018) and Clinical Associate Professor with the Australian Catholic University, Brisbane, Australia (2009-2011). Rob has an extensive publication record culminating from his area of expertise and associated research activities from the following areas of practice: evidence-based practice (the development of the evidence-informed practice model), clinical governance (patient safety and quality) and practice development (facilitating organizational and cultures and working environments which are person-centered care).

Three recent publications.

1. Kumah, E. A., McSherry, R., Bettany-Saltikov, J., van Schaik, P., Hamilton, S., Hogg, J., & Whittaker, V. (2022). Evidence-informed vs evidence-based practice educational interventions for improving knowledge, attitudes, understanding and behaviour towards the application of evidence into practice: A comprehensive systematic review of undergraduate students. Campbell Systematic Reviews, 18, e1233.

2. McSherry, R., Pearce, P. (2021). Applying Critical Concepts: Clinical Governance, Quality, and Review to the Older Persons Context. In: McSherry, W., Rykkje, L., Thornton, S. (eds) Understanding Ageing for Nurses and Therapists. Perspectives in Nursing Management and Care for Older Adults. Springer, Cham.

3. Taylor S, McSherry R, Cook S, Giles E. (2020) Exploring the emotional experience of lean. J Health Organ Manag. 2020 Nov 10; https://doi:10.1108/JHOM-01-2020-0002 PMID: 33169587