Professor Marilynne N Kirshbaum

Professor of Nursing, Head of Nursing Theme

I joined CDU as Professor and Head of Nursing in October 2014. I am strongly committed to promoting excellence in nursing research and teaching. My goal is to enable, motivate and inspire others to follow this path through integrity, compassion, truth and intelligence.

I am a native New Yorker who started her career as a nurse in New York City at the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Hospital, a major cancer research centre. I continued nursing in the England, first as a neonatal intensive care nurse and then as a research sister/manager within a breast care unit, where I  worked for many years.

My area of clinical and research expertise is in cancer and palliative care, specifically in exploring how people who suffer with debilitating fatigue can summon up sources of vitality and energy. This is my life’s work!

I research because I am determined to advance the evidence base of nursing science and improve people’s lives though increasing knowledge. I teach because I want to encourage and support others to expand their minds and nurture their innate abilities.   My role is as a leader and I am fortunate to be surrounded by an incredible team of talented nurse lecturers who are committed to cultivating the art and science of nursing. You will learn all you need to know (and more) about the multidimensional aspects of health and illness in relation to caring for people throughout the lifespan. As a research supervisor and mentor, my approach is to listen and guide as best as I can. The student has the ultimate responsibility of self-direction and motivation,  planning, organising and implementing their own research.

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Academic qualifications

Academic qualifications

2004: Doctor of Philosophy, University of Manchester, UK

Thesis: Disseminating Research Evidence to Breast Care Nurses: The Case of Exercise for Breast Cancer Patients (Randomised Controlled Trial)

1988: Master of Science in the Faculty of Medicine, University of Manchester, UK

Dissertation: Maternal Experiences of the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (Grounded Theory)

1984: Bachelor of Science (Nursing & Anthropology) (Summa Cum Laude/1st class honours) New York University, New York, N.Y. USA

Professional qualifications

2014: Diploma in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Institute of Psychotherapy and Counselling, University of Western Scotland, Scotland, UK

2013: Certificate in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Institute of Psychotherapy and Counselling, University of Western Scotland, UK

2009: Postgraduate Diploma in Health Care Education, Sheffield Hallam University, UK

1996: Postgraduate Diploma in Adult Oncology Nursing, University of Leeds, UK

1993: Diploma in Counselling, Loxley College, Sheffield, UK

1985: Registered Nurse, United Kingdom Central Council for Nursing, Midwifery and Health

1984 : Registered Nurse, New York State, USA

Previous employment

2009 – 2014: Reader (Associate Professor) in Nursing, Research Leader in Health and Rehabilitation and Course Leader, Professional Doctorate Programme in: Nursing, Midwifery, Social Work, Podiatry, Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy, Counselling and Applied Criminology; School of Human and Health Sciences, University of Huddersfield, UK

2006 – 2009: Senior lecturer (nursing), Course leader for Professional Doctorate in Health Care and Research co-ordinator, Faculty of Health and Wellbeing, Sheffield Hallam University, Sheffield, UK

2003-2006: Lecturer in nursing, Department of Acute and Critical Care Nursing, University of Sheffield, UK

2001- 2003: Senior Nurse for Practice Development EPR (Electronic Patient Record/Clinical Informatics) and Project Manager for Vision Centre, Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Trust, UK

1999 – 2001: Research Associate, Macmillan Practice Development Unit, School of Nursing, Midwifery and Health Visiting, University of Manchester, UK

1991-1999: Research nurse then sister/Research manager on Breast Care Unit and Greenlea Oncology Unit, Huddersfield Royal Infirmary, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, UK

1994: Project Manager and Principal Investigator for the Lymphoedema Project, Breast Care Unit, Huddersfield Royal Infirmary, UK

1993-1998: Part-time lecturer on Breast Care Course A11/Diploma, University of Huddersfield, UK  (2 sessions/yr) 1993 – 1998

1991: Research nurse (mental health project), Barnsley Road Site, Sheffield Health Authority, UK Part time lecturer in Health Studies BTEC and NNEB (Nursery Nurses), Barnsley College, UK 1990 - 1991

1991: Staff nurse on Special and Intensive Care Baby Unit, Jessop Hospital for Women, Sheffield, UK   1988 - 1989 (part time)

1985-1986: Staff nurse on Special and Intensive Care Baby Unit, Jessop Hospital for Women, Sheffield, UK   1985 - 1986 (full-time)

1984-1985: Staff nurse on Gynaecological Oncology Service, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Centre,  New York, USA  

Research Supervision


Over 20 successful completions on various areas of nursing and nursing practice


Current students

  • Coping mechanisms in prostate, breast and colorectal cancer patients following active therapy (PhD), Mixed methods
  • The Voice of Reason: An Examination of Nurse Related Adverse Events Subject to Coronial Inquiry within Australia (2001 – 2013), (PhD), Mixed methods
  • Suicides during acute hospitalisation in Mental Health Services of the Northern Territory 2001-2014 (MRes-PhD), Mixed methods
  • Patterns of Fatigue in Children Undergoing Radiotherapy (PhD), Qualitative/Mixed methods (planning stage)
  • Benefits of Ballroom Dancing to the Quality of Life of Older Adults (PhD), Mixed methods
  • Exercise During Adjuvant Treatment for Breast Cancer in the Over 60s (PhD), RCT
  • Effectiveness of Quality of Life Measure in MS (ProfD Occupational Therapy), Exploratory Case Study/instrument development


  • Tokenism or true partnership: An observational study of the involvement of parents/main carers in their child’s acute pain care, within the culture of family centred care (ProfD (Nursing), Phenomenology
  • Caring for People with Communication Difficulties and Learning Disabilities who Experience Distress in Palliative Care Settings (PhD), Phenomenology
  • An Ethnographic Study on The Bologna Process and Physiotherapy Programmes Across Europe (PhD),Case Study
  • An Exploration of the Prevention and Control of HIV/STIs in Polygamous Marriages in Nigeria, (PhD), feminist-ethnography
  • An Ethnoscience Study on End of Life on Acute Medical Wards (PrD), Ethnoscience
  • RCT evaluating the use of olive oil to reduce accumulation of ear wax (DMedSci), RCT
  • Previous contributions:
  • Spotlight on the Recording of Epileptic Seizures (ProfD Nursing), Mixed methods 
  • Gait Analysis in Diabetes Care (ProfD Podiatry), RCT
  • The Concept of Dignity in the Care of Home-based Older Adults (ProfD Nursing), Phenomenology
  • The Neophyte Radiographer and the Extended Role in Radiotherapy Practice (ProfD), Grounded Theory
  • An Investigation into the Effectiveness of the McKenzie Approach to Cervical Spine Pain and Dysfunction (ProfD), RCT

Research Expertise

I have been involved in empirical research for over 30 years and have a sustained record of successful grants, publications and presentations. My most recently completed studies are:

  • The Reiki Experience for Women who have Cancer
  • Attention Restorative Activities used in the Management of Fatigue in Cancer and Palliative Care Conditions
  • An Ethnoscience Study of the Perceptions of Fatigue in Palliative Care using the Edmonton Fatigue Framework (A four country collaboration: Canada, Italy, Thailand and England)
  • Talking about Dying and Death in the Local Community, in Collaboration with Barnsley Hospice
  • The Benefits of Dragon Boat Training for Women who have Breast Cancer

Currently, I am enthusiastic about working on new several projects:

  • Engaging First Year Nursing and Health Studies Students using Blended Learning: Scoping the Evidence
  • A feasibility study to test the utility of a Behaviour Activation Tool (BAT) for Managing Cancer Fatigue
  • A multi-national study involving the USA, Canada, Ireland and Hong Kong to develop a Global Case Definition of Cancer Fatigue.
  • Art in Cancer Care: Exploring the Role of Experiential Arts Programs in the Top End
  • Using Disruptive Technology to Record the Impact of Peritoneal Dialysis on Body Mechanics: Implications for Reducing Back Pain and Fatigue
  • Impact of Short and Disturbed Sleep on Physical, Social and Emotional Well-being for Aboriginal Australians


Kirshbaum M, Ennis G and Waheed N (2017) Art in Cancer Care: Exploring the role of visual art-making programs within an Energy Restoration Framework. European  Journal  of Oncology Nursing  29:71-78.

Ennis  G, Kirshbaum MN and Waheed N (2017) The beneficial attributes of visual art-making in cancer care: An integrative review. European Journal of Cancer Care (accepted Feb 2017)doi: 10.1111/ecc.12663  

Kirshbaum MN, Stead M and Bartys (2016) An exploratory study of Reiki experiences in women who have cancer. International Journal of Palliative Nursing. 22(4):166-172.

Stead M, Kirshbaum M, McCluskey S (2015) An exploratory study of Reiki experiences in women living with cancer. Published Conference abstract. European Journal of Integrative Medicine  7(6):682

Stead M, Kirshbaum M, McCluskey S (2015) An exploratory study of Reiki experiences in women living with cancer. Published Conference abstract. Psycho-oncology 24(S1): 11 DOI: 10.1002/pon.3824

Kipling K, McCluskey S, Kirshbaum M, Garbutt G, Boduszek C  (2015) Supervised exercise for older women treated for breast cancer. Preliminary results from a pilot randomised controlled trial. Published Conference abstract. Psycho-oncology 24(S1): 9  DOI: 10.1002/pon.3824

Xerri de Caro J, Richardson B, Kirshbaum M, Burton M, Gordon F (2015) The Bologna Process and physiotherapy education across Europe. World Confederation for Physical Therapy Congress 2015, Singpore1-4 May  Published Conference Abstract. Physiotherapy. 101

Olson K, Pongthavornkamol K, Graffigna G, Kirshbaum M, Tarozzi M (2015)  Variation in the manifestations, meanings and distress associated with fatigue of advanced cancer patients in four countries. Published Conference abstract . 2015 International MASCC/ISOO Symposium Copenhagen, Denmark, 25-27th June. Supportive Care in Cancer 23(S1): S85.

Kirshbaum M and Donbavand J (2014) Making the most out of life: Exploring the contribution of Attention Restorative Theory in developing a non-pharmacological intervention for fatigue. Palliative and Supportive Care 12(6):473-480. Cambridge Press.

Kirshbaum, M. (2013) Cochrane Review Brief: Exercise Interventions on Health-Related Quality of Life for Cancer Survivors, OJIN: The Online Journal of Issues in Nursing 18(3).

Burton, R and Kirshbaum, M N (2013) Supporting international students on professional doctorate programmes: A perspective from the United Kingdom. Work Based Learning e-Journal International 3(1): 109-121

Kirshbaum M, Kärin Olson, Pongthavornkamol K and Graffigna, (2013) Understanding the Meaning of Fatigue at the End of Life: An Ethnoscience Study. European Journal of Oncology Nursing. 17:146-153. doi:10.1016/j.ejon.2012.04.007

McDonnell A, Kirshbaum M, Gerrish K, Nolan M & Tod A (2012) The perceived impact of Advanced Practice Nurses (APNs) on promoting evidence-based practice amongst frontline nurses: findings from a collective case study. Journal of Research in Nursing. 18(4):368-383 doi:10.1177/1744987112446241

Gerrish K, Nolan M, McDonnell A, Tod, Kirshbaum M and Guillaume L (2012) Factors influencing advanced practice nurses' ability to promote evidence-based practice among frontline nurses. Worldviews on Evidence-Based Nursing 9(1):30-39.

Kirshbaum M  and Arrey SK (2012) An Unspoken Need.  British Journal of Community Nursing, 17 (8): 355.

Kirshbaum M (2012) Waking up to Fatigue [Invited editorial] British Journal of Community Nursing 17(2):49

Kirshbaum M, Carey I, Conrad L (2011) Talking about Dying and Death. British Medical Journal (BMJ) Supportive & Palliative Care. 1:266.

Kirshbaum M, Carey I, Purcell B & Nash S (2011) Talking about death and dying: a focus group study to explore a local community perspective. Nursing Reports. 1(1):e8

Pongthavornkamol K, Olson K., Soparatanapaisarn N, Chatchaisucha S,Kamkhon A, Potaros, Kirshbaum, M., Graffigna, G. (2011) Comparing the meanings of fatigue in individuals with cancer in Thailand and Canada. Cancer Nursing 35(5):E1-E9

Kirshbaum M (2011) Pharmacological Treatments for Fatigue Associated with Palliative Care. Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing. 15(4):438-439.

Kirshbaum M (2011) Welcome to Nursing Reports (First editorial as Editor-in Chief) Nursing Reports, 1 (1). [editorial]

Kirshbaum M (2011) Talking about Dying and Death: Must we really? British Journal of Community Nursing , 16 (4):181

Kirshbaum M, Carey Ian, Conrad L (2011) Talking about Dying and Death. British Medical Journal (BMJ) Supportive & Palliative Care. 1:266. BMJ publishing [abstract]

Kirshbaum M, Carey I, Purcell B & Nash S (2011) Talking about death and dying: a focus group study to explore a local community perspective. Nursing Reports. 1(1):e8

Gerrish K, McDonnell A, Nolan M, Kirshbaum M, & Tod A (2011) The role of advanced practice nurses in knowledge brokering as a means of promoting evidence-based practice among clinical nurses. Journal of Advanced Nursing 67(9):2004-2014.

Kirshbaum, M.  Olson, K., Graffigna, G., & Pongathavornkamol, K. (2010). An ethnoscience approach to develop a cross-cultural understanding of fatigue.  Current Oncology 17 (5): 247. [abstract]

Kirshbaum, MN (2010) Aromatase inhibitors for treatment of advanced breast cancer in postmenopausal women. Cochrane Nursing Care CornerNursing Network News in Breast Cancer Care 4:8-10.

Kirshbaum M (2010) Does Protein and Energy Supplementation Benefit Older People at Risk of Malnutrition? Cochrane Nursing Care Corner: Nursing Times 106 (39):22

Kirshbaum M, Guillaume L, Gerrish K, McDonnell A, Nolan M & Tod A (2010) Factors influencing the contribution of advanced practice nurses to promoting evidence-based practice among frontline nurses: Findings from a cross-sectional survey. Journal of Advanced Nursing. 67(5): 1079-1090.

Wilson J and Kirshbaum M (2011) Effects of patient death on nursing staff: A literature review. British Journal of Nursing. 20(4)239-241.

Kirshbaum M (2010) Reporting of Scientific Studies: Misleading Titles. British Journal of Community Nursing. 15(10):17 [editorial]

Kirshbaum M (2010) Cancer related fatigue: a review of nursing interventions. British Journal of Community Nursing. 15(5):220-224.

Ghirotto L, Pongthavornkamol K., Kirshbaum M, Tarozzi M, Graffigna G, Olson K (2009).  Understanding the meaning of fatigue:  A cross-cultural study.  Supportive Care in Cancer 17(7):892.

Kirshbaum M (2008) Translation to Practice: A RCT of an Evidenced Based Booklet Targeted at Breast Care Nurses in Britain. Worldviews on Evidence-Based Nursing 5(2): 60-74.

Kirshbaum M (2007) A review of the benefits of whole body exercise during and after treatment for breast cancer. Centre for Reviews and DisseminationThe Cochrane Library [structured abstract]

Kirshbaum M (2007) A review of the benefits of whole body exercise during and after treatment for breast cancer Journal of Clinical Nursing 6(1):104-21.

Warnock C, Tod A, Kirshbaum M, Powell C & Sharman D (2005) A pilot study examining nutrition and cancer patients: Factors influencing oncology patients receiving nutrition in an acute cancer unit. Clinical Effectiveness in Nursing 9:197-201.

Kirshbaum M (2005) The case for promoting physical exercise in breast cancer care. Nursing Standard (Arts & Science) 19:(41)41-48.

Bird J & Kirshbaum M (2005) Towards a framework of advanced nursing practice for the clinical research nurse in cancer care. Clinical Effectiveness in Nursing 9:161-171.

Kirshbaum M (2005) A conceptual framework for targeting research dissemination interventions to meet the needs of breast cancer patients in the United Kingdom. Oncology Nursing Forum 32(1):164. [abstract]

Kirshbaum M (2005) Moving forward in the care of people with cancer [Editorial as Editor of Special Issue] 'Innovations in Cancer Care' Clinical Effectiveness in Nursing 9:99-100.

Kirshbaum M (2004) Are we ready for the Electronic Patient Record? Attitudes and perceptions of staff from two NHS Trust hospitals. Health Informatics Journal 10:265-276.

Kirshbaum M (2004) The benefits of physical exercise for breast cancer patients: A critical review RCN International Nursing Research Conference, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK 21-24th March. [conference abstract CD]

Kirshbaum M, Beaver K & Luker K (2004) Perspectives of breast care nurses on research dissemination and utilisation. Clinical Effectiveness in Nursing 8: 47-58.

Kirshbaum M, Booth K & Luker K (2004) The changing face of cancer care in the UK: can nurses help to structure new services? European Journal of Cancer Care 13: 246-253.

Kirshbaum M (2003) A patient-focused evaluation of breast care nurse specialist services in North Wales Clinical Effectiveness in Nursing 7:103 Elsevier ceased publishing Impact Factor unavailable [invited commentary]

Booth K, Kirshbaum M, Eastwood L & Luker K (2001) Guidance on commissioning cancer services: an investigation of the implications for nursing. Clinical Effectiveness in Nursing 5: 73-80.

Kirshbaum M (2000) Breast Lymphoedema in Lymphoedema R Twycross, J Todd & Jenns, K (eds). Oxford: Radcliffe Medical Press. Pgs. 321-330 [book chapter]

Kirshbaum M (1999) Lymphoedema and Breast Cancer. Nursing Times Clinical Monograph No 38. London: Emap Healthcare [book]

Kirshbaum M (1998) Neutropenia: More than a Low Neutrophil Count. European Journal of Oncology Nursing 2(2):115-122

Kirshbaum M (1998) Commentary Review: Use of hormone replacement therapy in the past 5 years is associated with an increased risk of breast cancer Evidence Based Nursing 1(4):87

Kirshbaum M (1996) The Development, Implementation and Evaluation of Guidelines for the Management of Breast Cancer Related Lymphoedema. European Journal of Cancer Care 5:246-251

Kirshbaum M (1996) Lymphoedema Massage: A Valued Nursing Intervention. Professional Nurse 11(4):230-232

Ricketts T & Kirshbaum M. (1994) Helpfulness of Mental Health Day Care: Client and Staff Views. Journal of Advanced Nursing 20:297-306.

Kirshbaum M (1995) Role of the Research Nurse. Cancer Research Campaign Report (May):2-5.


2015-2016The Impact of Disturbed and Short Sleep on Health and Well-Being of Aboriginal Australian (contributor to large team) $15,000
2014-2015Engagement in the First Semester of Nursing and Health Studies :Scoping the Evidence (Chief Investigator), Charles Darwin University $2830
2013-2014The Reiki Experience for Women who have Cancer, (Principal Investigator), Huddersfield of University $3000
2010-2012Exploring Attention Restorative Activities in Long Terms Conditions (Principal Investigator), Huddersfield of University Research Fund (URF) (highly competitive, one award to school)$110,000 
2012An International Case Definition for Cancer-Related Fatigue, co-investigator with collaborators from Canada, UK, Northern Ireland, Italy, Sweden, Israel and Hong Kong. International Networking Fund, University of Huddersfield Travel and networking award.$3000
2011An International Case Definition for Cancer-Related Fatigue, co-investigator with collaborators from Canada, UK, Northern Ireland, Italy, Sweden, Israel and Hong Kong. International Networking Fund, University of Huddersfield Travel and networking award.$3000
2010- 2011Talking about Dying and Death in Barnsley. Funded by Barnsley Hospice (Principal Investigator)$10,000
2009 -2010Experiences of Fatigue in Palliative Care using the Edmonton Fatigue Framework (Principal Investigator) in collaboration with St. Luke's Hospice, Sheffield and University of Alberta, Canada. Funded by North Trent Cancer Network$5000
2008 - 2009Psychological Interventions to Promote Empowerment of the Person Living with Cancer (Co-investigator with Prof Ann Macaskill). Funded by Sheffield Consortium, Sheffield Health Authority$36,000
2008 - 2009Evaluating the Experience of Breast Cancer Survivors Training for a Dragon Boat Race (Co-Investigator with Dr Helen Crank). Funded by South Manchester PCT$40,000
2003 - 2009Empowering Frontline Staff to Deliver Evidence-based Care: The Contribution of Nurses in Advanced Practice Roles  (Co-investigator) Funded by the Department of Health, UK$500,000
2005 - 2006Factors Relating to Nutrition in Cancer In-Patients (Co –investigator) Funded By Weston Park Hospital, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals$30,000
2005 – 2006Chemotherapy for Older Women with Breast Cancer (Principal Investigator). University of Sheffield$5000
2005 – 2006Annotated Bibliography of Cancer Pain  University of Sheffield (member of research team$5000
1998- 2002Evaluation of the Macmillan Cancer Lead Nurse Initiative (Research Associate) University of Manchester. Funded by Macmillan Cancer Relief, UK$300,000
1995 - 1996Development and Implementation of Nurse-Led, Clinical Guidelines for Lymphoedema after the Treatment for Breast Cancer (Principal Investigator) Funded by Department of Health, UK$60,000


Engagement and Knowledge Exchange

Professional contributions

  • Specialist expert reviewer on breast cancer treatments for National Institute of Clinical Effectiveness (NICE), UK
  • Member of Medical Advisory Committee for Breast Cancer Care, UK
  • Consultant and facilitator for regular exercise and fatigue workshops for breast cancer survivors, Young Women’s Forum and Secondary Disease Group, hosted by Breast Cancer Care. Provide regular workshops and sessions (4-5/yr.) on cancer fatigue, throughout the UK.
  • Expert facilitator for SPK Events on health service topics (consultancy)
  • Specialist reviewer of research proposals for NIHR, Medical Research Council, Breast Cancer Campaign, Macmillan Cancer Support, British-US Council, General Nursing Council for England and Wales, De Montfort Palliative and Cancer Care Nursing Research Award
  • Chair of Scientific Committee, England Honour Society Chapter Sigma Theta Tau International (Phi Mu) Nursing Society Inaugural Research Conference, June 2013
  • Member of scientific committee for Royal College of Nursing International Research Conference 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014
  • Director of Research for the International Association for Professional and Practice Doctorates (IAPPD) (recently resigned)
  • External examiner for BSc (Hons.) In Clinical Practice Nursing (Cancer, Chemotherapy, Palliative and Haematology Modules), Cardiff University, Wales (completed 4 year post)
  • Specialist subject expert for Royal College of Nursing professional learning events and materials
  • Founding Editor-in-Chief, Nursing Reports (newly established, open access) from Jan 2011 – March 2013
  • Associate Editor for Cancer and Palliative Care, Nursing Reports, from March 2013 -present
  • Editorial Board, World Scientific Journal (open access) from June 2012
  • Guest Editor for issue on ‘Current Advances in Cancer Care’, Editorial board, reviewer and invited commentator for Clinical Effectiveness in Nursing (previously)
  • Frequent contributor to Cochrane Nursing Care Field (systematic reviews) on the specialist areas of cancer survivorship and breast cancer
  • Frequent peer reviewer for Journal of Clinical Nursing; Journal of Advanced Nursing, British Journal of Community Nursing, European Journal of Oncology Nursing
  • Peer reviewer for British Medical Journal, Worldviews on Evidence-Based Nursing Peer, Psycho-Oncology, Canadian Journal of Applied Physiology, Qualitative Research, Health Informatics Journal, Evidence Based Nursing
  • Specialist expert reviewer for Breast Cancer Care patient information publications

Research and Education contributions

Contribution to Publishing: Editing and Peer Review

Membership of Learned and Professional Societies

2011- present: Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, UK

2010 - July 2013: UK Council for Graduate Education, International Association for            Professional and Practice Based Doctorates (IAPPD)(committee member and Director of Research)

2010 - present: Multinational Association for Cancer and Supportive Care (MASCC), member of Fatigue and Survivorship Groups

2009 – present: Sigma Theta Tau International, Phi Mu (England) (elected to governance group, Northern Region co-ordinator)

2009 – 2013: Oncology Nursing Society (UK)

1984 – 2012: Oncology Nursing Society (US)

1984 – present: Sigma Theta Tau International, Honour Society of Nursing, Upsilon (New York University Chapter)

1985 - 2014: Royal College of Nursing, including Cancer Nursing Forum,  Research Society, Breast Care Nurses Society

2004 – 2008: Co-chair RCN Yorkshire and the Humber Research, Informatics and Quality Group

1992 -1998: BODMA (British Oncology Data Managers Association), nursing representative for the management of cancer treatment trials

1997 -1998: Yorkshire Breast Cancer Research Group

1998 - 2002: British Psycho-Oncology Group

Awards, honours and distinctions

2014: Inspirational teaching, Huddersfield University, UK

2013: Inspirational teaching, Huddersfield University, UK

2013: Best Oral Presentation England Honour Society Chapter Sigma Theta Tau International (Phi Mu) Nursing Society Inaugural Research Conference, Putting People at the Heart of Nursing Care Using Effective Leadership,

2010: Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, UK

2008: Competitive post-doctoral travel bursary, A Preliminary Conceptual Framework for Targeting Research Dissemination Interventions, KT08: Knowledge Translation: Forum for the Future. Banff, Alberta, Canada. June 9-11th 2008.

1983: Bestowed with the New York University’s most prestigious honour of the Founder’s Day Award for student scholarship, representing the School of Nursing, Health, Arts and Arts Professions (1 award per year).

1980 : Inducted into Sigma Theta Tau International, The Honour Society for Nursing, in 1980 as student of exception scholarship and leadership potential, New York University

2011, 2012, 2013, 2014: Selected for inclusion in Marquis Who’s Who International for scholarship in nursing

Professor Marilynne N Kirshbaum


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