AIIHPC Update May 2012
Congratulations to Professor Dame Judith Hill
Professor Dame Judith Hill, Chief Executive of Northern Ireland Hospice and member of AIIHPC’s Management Committee, was awarded the honour of a Dame Commander (DBE) for her services to people receiving palliative care in Northern Ireland in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours list. Her Investiture was on 23rd May by The Princess Royal at Buckingham Palace and we would like to acknowledge Judith’s achievements and significant contribution to palliative care.
AIIHPC in Europe
AIIHPC Director Paddie Blaney had an opportunity to meet with some members of the European Parliament including, Gay Mitchell MEP, Liam Aylward MEP, Marian Harkin MEP, Jim Nicholson MEP, Diane Dodds MEP and Nessa Childers MEP to discuss the work of the Institute and about future developments in palliative care on the island of Ireland. We hope this is the start of a successful relationship with our representatives in Europe and one which will help place palliative care on the political agenda.
Congratulations to Dr Honor Nicholl
We would like to extend our congratulations to Dr Honor Nicholl, Lecturer in Nursing in The School of Nursing and Midwifery, University of Dublin, Trinity College and member of the Institute’s Structured Research Network, who has been named as joint prize winner as International ‘Educator of the Year 2012 ’ in recognition of her work in children’s palliative care education.
The award, which is organised by the International Journal of Palliative Nursing and Macmillan Cancer Support and sponsored by CME Medical, celebrates achievement and excellence in all aspects of palliative care internationally. Dr Nicholl led the introduction of Ireland’s first interdisciplinary children’s palliative care education programme to the School of Nursing and Midwifery in September 2011 with the aid of funding from the Irish Hospice Foundation. We would like to commend Dr Nicholl on her achievement.
Closing Date for Doctoral Fellowship in Palliative Care Approaching
We would like to remind you that the closing date for applications for our second Doctoral Fellowship in Palliative Care, offered in conjunction with the Health and Social Care Research and Development Division of the Public Health Agency in Northern Ireland, is approaching. This three-year Doctoral Fellowship in Hospice and Palliative Care is intended to enable the individual to undertake research training as a means of developing a research career in Palliative Care and to follow a training programme leading to a PhD.
The closing date for the completed applications is Friday 29th June 2012, with the Fellowship commencing in January 2013. Application forms are available from HSC R&D Division in either a paper or electronic format, or available to download from AIIHPC’s website: http://www.aiihpc.org/research/120/doctoral-fellowship-in-hospice-and-palliative-care.html