Prof Daniel Kelly - PhD (Goldsmiths, London), MSc (Surrey), BSc (Edinburgh), RN, NDN Cert, PGCE, FRSA.
Graduate of the integrated Social Science & Nursing degree programme at Edinburgh University. Clinical and managerial experience in intensive care, hospice & acute oncology settings, including specialist oncology training at the Royal Marsden Hospital.
I then spent five years in two Charge Nurse roles. The first, at Edinburgh Royal Infirmary in the Sexual Health service, was at the height of the HIV crisis in the late 1980’s. I then returned to Oncology at the Western General Edinburgh to manage a unit that specialised in high dose/trial chemotherapy, including the treatment of young adults. I completed the MSc (Advanced Practice, Cancer Nursing) at University of Surrey during this time.
I then moved into education as a Lecturer in Cancer Nursing at the Royal Marsden Hospital and contributed to the development of innovative cancer & palliative care degree programmes for several years before being appointed Senior Nurse (Research & Development) at University College Hospitals in 1998. I completed a part-time PhD in Sociology at Goldsmiths College, London University on the embodied impact of prostate cancer in 2002.
This transitioned to a joint Senior Research Fellow post between UCL Hospitals & City University, London. I was then appointed Reader in Nursing at Middlesex University in 2005 with subsequent promotion to Professor of Nursing & Cancer Care.
I joined Cardiff University in 2011 as The Royal College of Nursing Chair of Nursing Research.
Awards & appointments
2011 Member of Senate, Cardiff University
2011 Visiting Professor in Nursing Studies, School of Health & Social Science, University of Edinburgh.
2011-13 Winston Churchill Fellowship. This will enable a study of end of life care in adolescents and young adults, at the University of Sydney, Australia & other Australian centres.
2011 Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts
2007 Fellow of the European Academy of Nursing Science.
1998 King’s Fund Doctoral Studentship.
1995 Clinical Research Scholarship to Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Boston; Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Centre, New York and Sunnybrook Cancer Centre, Toronto.
1985 RCN Cancer Nursing Society Award.
1982 Mountbatten Scholarship, Edinburgh University allowed 2 months experience of nursing and community health projects in India.
Current external examining:
MSc (Cancer & Palliative Care), University of Glasgow.
Other external activities
Executive Board Member & Co-Chair of Research Working Group of EONS (European Oncology Nursing Society).
Royal College of Nursing & RCN Research Society, COMPASS Palliative Care Research Collaborative, British Sociological Association.