Phillip Darbyshire

Philip Darbyshire is internationally recognized as a leader in nursing and health care research and practice development. He enables the best in staff potential to solve problems, think creatively and 'raise the bar', thus improving the condition of your organisation.

Philip is one of the most sought after of keynote speakers and seminar presenters.  He has presented over 100 keynote papers, seminars and workshops in 12 countries.  He has a special passion for making research and systematic inquiry accessible and exciting and in using arts and humanities approaches to help nurses and healthcare staff develop a deeper appreciation of 'the patient;s experience'.

He has won over a million dollars in competitive research funding and established and led one of Australia's most successful Research & Practice Development units for thirteen years.

He has a particular aptitude for helping organisations develop research and 'thinking in practice' strategies that will actually work and for 'making clinical research come alive' for all staff in ways that enable them to take research from rhetoric to reality.

His research department was accredited by the Australian Council for Healthcare Standards in 2008 as being an 'example of excellence in research leadership'.

Philip has published over 80 refereed papers, books and book chapters.

Philip is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Western Sydney in Australia and a Visiting Professor at Bournemouth University and Swansea University in the UK.  He serves on the Grants Committee of state and national research funding bodies and on the editorial board of several leading nursing and research journals.

For fun and in a vain attempt to keep in touch with his distant youth, Philip's hobby is photographing and reviewing rock bands.

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