Australian College of Nursing (ACN) President Emeritus Professor Christine Duffield FACN has been announced as one of 32 new inductees into the Sigma International Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame. The honour is reserved for nurses who have ‘significant and sustained national or international recognition and whose research has improved the profession of nursing and the people it serves’.
Professor Duffield is an internationally renowned and passionate nurse who has worked across direct care, consultancy, academia, research and in leadership roles to spearhead the advancement of the nursing profession in Canada, New Zealand, the UK, and Australia for over 40 years. She has published over 200 research papers and is the Associate Editor for the International Journal of Nursing Studies, the most highly ranked international nursing journal.
“I am humbled to receive such a prestigious recognition in the international nursing community,” she said.
“I would like to acknowledge all the other inductees for this year including my Australian colleagues Professor Jeroen Hendriks MACN, Professor Tracy Levett-Jones and Professor Lisa McKenna FACN. It is an honour to be in such elite company.
ACN CEO Adjunct Professor Kylie Ward FACN said Professor Duffield’s achievement highlighted the incredible standing Australian nurses have on the international research stage.
“Nurses working in research roles play a leading role in advancing our profession and ensuring we are at the cutting edge of health care innovation and professional practice,” she said.
“The achievements of Professor Duffield and her fellow Australian nurse researchers highlight the respect and influence our nurses have on the world’s biggest health profession.