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Philip

Darbyshire.

(With thanks to @GrangerKate)

I’m a Professor of Nursing with a background in Children’s Nursing and a global healthcare consultant who is passionate about helping nursing and healthcare organisations raise the bar. I’m a writer, a keynote speaker and a researcher.

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Services

From top-level strategy to tedium-free speaking.

Consulting

Using proven strategies and methods thoroughly grounded in research, I can help you evaluate and grow your organisation. I bring a fresh eye and a no-bull approach that makes a real difference. More

Speaking

I present engaging, inspiring keynotes, seminars and masterclasses at events all over the world. With me as your speaker, your audience WILL stay awake – and take home more than just a conference pack. More

Education

In healthcare, we can never stop learning. My seminars and workshops deliver far more than a few compliance-driven professional development hours to check off. Participants take away information and understanding that changes both thinking and practice. More

Research

Research gets a bad name as an arcane practice that’s totally removed from the ‘real world’. Not in my hands. I demystify research, showing staff how to apply it for the good of your organisation. More

About

An expert who speaks plain English everyone can understand.

An Internationally Recognised Nurse Leader

As a professor, researcher, and consultant, I’ve forged an international reputation as an expert and leader in nursing and healthcare research and practice development. More

Making Research Come Alive

Never before has evidence-based practice and clinical research been so vital and so valuable. But all the research in the library is useless if it’s not acted upon… More

Inspiring Keynote Speaker

I give keynote speeches and seminar presentations that make participants sit up and take notice. More

A Prolific Writer

I’ve published more than 80 peer-reviewed papers, books and book chapters on a huge variety of nursing and healthcare-related topics. More

Resources

Free to a good home.

Research should never languish in dark corners of libraries. It should be basking in the sunlight, there for all to see.

This is where you’ll find papers and provocations I’ve published over the years, sometimes alone, sometimes with others, on subjects such as palliative care, nursing, research and the culture of healthcare organisations.

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Conversation

Talking to myself isn’t much fun, join me.

Latest Tweets

  • Post an updated league table of research and publication performance for ALL faculty on your School of Nursing website. OK, why not?

  • If your research grant is NOT read and critiqued by several critical friends & colleagues, you are not serious about winning funding.

  • “The problem with ‘excellence’ is that its bragging power diminishes with constant and widespread use.” philipdarbyshire.com.au/media/…

  • I’ve a feeling you may like this one :-) goo.gl/CCM7GW

  • When you say you need to 'prioritise' do you mean re-order an existing list or think differently about what you do? Big difference.

Events

Come to me or I’ll come to you.

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The Value I Provide

A great event is never about price and always about value. When you’re organising an event, be it a conference, a seminar, or a masterclass, my job is to be the easiest speaker you have ever worked with and to provide you with serious bang for your bucks.

I keep people awake, enthused and provoke serious thought and discussion. I can make complicated, difficult concepts understandable and actionable, while still treating an audience as the intelligent life forms that they are. There’s no need to ‘dumb down’ when you’re talking to smart people such as health professionals, so I don’t.

Let’s Get Philip