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Jennifer Boore University of Ulster, UK

Professor Jennifer Boore is Emeritus Professor of Nursing at the School of Nursing, Ulster University. Jenny started her career as a registered nurse, followed by becoming a midwife. She practiced as a nurse and midwife in the UK and Australia for some years before returning and beginning her first degree in human biology. After working as a clinical teacher with the degree students she obtained a Research Fellowship at the University of Manchester and completed her PhD on pre-operative preparation of patients. From 1977 to 1984 Jenny worked as a Lecturer in Nursing at the Universities of Edinburgh and Hull and was then appointed as Professor of Nursing at the University of Ulster in 1984 (the first Professor of Nursing in Ireland). Jenny has an extensive background in education, research and professional regulation. She has taught anatomy, physiology and pathophysiology to undergraduate and post-graduate nursing students across a number of courses throughout her career. Her contributions to nursing have been recognised in achieving the honours of Fellow of the Royal College of Nursing in 1993 and Officer of the Order of the British Empire in 1996. Jenny continues to be active in nursing education and research.