May 30, 2013
Professor Maggie Kirk of the University of South Wales was awarded with a Fellowship of the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) at a ceremony in Liverpool on April 21st, 2013. The RCN Fellowship is held by only six people in Wales, including Professor Ruth Northway and now Professor Donna Mead, also of the University of South Wales.
Fellowships are prestigious awards presented to people who have shown exceptional contributions to the RCN and for pioneering work in nursing. They are awarded by peer nomination and review only.
Speaking about the award Professor Maggie Kirk said, “It means a great deal to me that my peers nominated me for this Fellowship and that the RCN felt I was worthy of the award. I am very fortunate in that the excellent people I collaborate with, in the Genomics Policy Unit at the University of South Wales, and further afield, share my passion for trying to improve the healthcare experience of individuals and families affected by genetics, through education and research.”