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Ian is the Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Nursing Studies, the most influential academic nursing journal in the world currently ranked number one in Thomson-Reuters’ impact factor list of 118 academic nursing journals.

Ian is a qualified mental health nurse, general nurse and learning disability nurse and social worker. He is also an accredited cognitive behavioural psychotherapist with recent experience of working with people suffering from complex mental health difficulties.

Ian’s research is concerned primarily with the study of education and training initiatives for improving the delivery of health and social care. He has also developed and evaluated psychological interventions to support people with mental health difficulties. His research has led to over 190 papers in academic and clinical journals, and he has written/edited several books. His latest book (co-edited with Iain Ryrie) The Art and Science of Mental Health Nursing, first published by McGraw Hill in 2004, is a standard text for mental health nurse education in the UK; currently in its fourth edition which was published in 2018.

Ian was awarded a Fellowship of the UK Royal College of Nursing in 2009 and an International Fellowship of the American Academy of Nursing in 2012 in recognition of his contribution to the development of nursing and to nursing scholarship. In 2015 he was awarded a Fellowship of King’s College London.

Professor Ian Norman is the former Assistant Principal (Academic Performance) and also Former Executive Dean of the Florence Nightingale Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery at King's College London


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