UWS Professor named on the Nursing Times Leader List for 2015

Congratulations to UWS Professor Belinda Dewar, Professor of Practice Improvement at the Institute for Care and Practice Improvement, has been named in the Nursing Times Leaders list for 2015.


The Nursing Times (NT) announced its list of the country’s most inspirational nursing leaders in 2015 at a reception in London. The 48 individuals come from all aspects of the nursing profession including frontline patient care, management, research and academia, national organisations and charities.Many of the leaders were nominated by NT readers, and the list was selected by a panel of expert judges that included the Chief Nursing Officer for Northern Ireland, and has been endorsed by the CNO’s of all four UK.

The Nursing Times Leaders recognises and celebrates nurses and midwives who are pioneers, entrepreneurs and inspirational role models in their profession. This list comprises nurses who have changed practice for the better, shown visionary thinking, had a major positive impact and role modelled exceptional behaviours for others to imitate, as well as those whose influence spreads beyond nursing to benefit of the wider healthcare arena.

Professor Dewar, who has extensive experience in the field of research, as a nurse and educator, said: “I am delighted to be named in the Nursing Times Leaders list. This is a huge honour and I am extremely proud, and flattered, to be recognised in this way.”