Professor Brian Dolan
OBE, FFNMRCSI, FRSA, MSc (Oxon), MSc (Nurs), RN
Professor Brian Dolan has a near 40-year career as a clinician, academic, educator, senior leader and innovator. His interests and roles have focused on health systems reform, patient flow, clinical redesign, leadership and cultural change.
With a clinical background in both mental health and emergency nursing, he is Director of an award-winning consultancy (Health Service 360, UK) and works in the UK, New Zealand, Australia and Ireland. He also has a long-term contract with Canterbury District Health Board, NZ as Director of Service Improvement and is currently co-leading the I-CARE leadership programme for 125 nurse unit managers and 30 nurse leaders in the Central Adelaide Local Health Network.
Brian is Visiting Professor of Nursing at the Oxford Institute for Nursing, Midwifery and Allied Health Research (OxINMAHR) and Honorary Professor of Leadership in Healthcare, Salford University. He has authored >70 papers and seven books, mainly on emergency nursing and leadership.
In 2018, he was voted one of the top 20 most influential people in the history of the National Health Service (NHS) in the UK. In the 2019 ‘New Year’s Honours List’, Her Majesty the Queen appointed him Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) ‘For services to nursing and emergency care’. Also in 2019, he was elected Fellow of the Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland.