Testimonials

Brian Smith, General Manager,
Leading Management Solutions, Australia.

“Professor Darbyshire’s approach towards his consultancy to LMS was excellent. He presented a clear understanding of the issues we were trying to address and often suggested extension to our original thinking that clearly added substance to the research.”
Brian Smith, General Manager, Leading Management Solutions, Australia.

Elizabeth Bang, CEO,
Hospice Waikato & Rainbow Place
Children & Young People's Service

"Because we are passionate at Rainbow Place about creating the best possible services for our children, young people and their families as well as the most vibrant workplace for our staff, we appreciated the need for service evaluation. We knew who would be the perfect person to help us do this, Professor Philip Darbyshire. Philip engaged, involved and understood every key group involved in the review; Board members, staff, stakeholders, volunteers, families and children alike. The "Darbyshire Report" based on the review is a wonderfully clear-thinking, straight-talking, evidence-based, action-focused impetus for improvement, that has been an invaluable investment for our organisation. Philip's exemplary review has given us a vital , 'fresh eyes', internationally informed and research-based appreciation of how our services were perceived and experienced, a perspective almost impossible to obtain 'internally'. Thanks to Philip's insightful findings, we have a blueprint for developing and improving Rainbow Place's services even further in the future and with Philip's on going involvement, we are already implementing the recommendations and taking Rainbow Place to the next level. Without a 'Philip Darbyshire Review', you may never know just how great your service could become. I can recommend Philip and his work without reservation."

Professor Paul Arbon, Dean,
School of Nursing & Midwifery,
Flinders University, SA

“I know of few other consultants with the experience and ability to complete a hard edged review of this kind while engaging with concerns and developing real enthusiasm amongst staff about the challenges and opportunities for research development in the School. The review represents a real turning point for the School and we thank Philip for his extraordinary contribution.”

Royal Children’s Hospital, Brisbane, Australia

Overall it was very empowering, demystifying the research process.
Philip Darbyshire is an excellent, motivating speaker for nursing research
A speaker who was able to reveal the exciting side of research.
The whole research subject was presented excellently.
Philip presented a very ‘don’t touch’ subject in an ‘easy to understand and let’s get into it’ manner.
Had the ability to turn a potentially dry subject into an interesting, relevant and practical subject.
You came away feeling much less overwhelmed and far more motivated with research.
Can we import Philip?

Princess Alexandra Hospital, Brisbane, Australia

Philip is a very charismatic speaker and therefore made the day fun and challenging.

He is the first nursing professor who I have met who seems genuine about bridging the gap between academic and clinical practices.

I gained considerable info on how to do research, unloaded the mystery of applying for funding.

It was very motivating and pushes me on to do research and publish in our workplace.

Nursing and Midwifery Planning and Development Unit, Galway, Ireland

Thanks for the injection of enthusiasm of the speaker, it gave me courage to move forward and get going.

Very inspirational, my mind is buzzing with research questions afterwards
This seminar was very enjoyable and relevant to nursing practice and development.

It made research more achievable to the nurse practitioner.

Best seminar I have attended to date, best speaker ever!
Invite Philip back on a regular basis.

Capital & Coast District Health Board, Wellington, New Zealand

Barts & The London NHS Trust, UK

This study day should be made compulsory for all nurses.

Great, lovely warm style with huge knowledge and inspirational ability.

Inspiring – made me think I could make it happen.

Very helpful, confidence-inspiring, practical tips.

Acting Chief Nurse, ACT, Australia

“I am writing to convey my most sincere appreciation for your outstanding contribution to our celebrations during International Nurses and Midwives Week. Your oration, on International Nurses’ Day, was the highlight of the week.
During your oration you clearly captured the hearts, minds and spirit of all present. Your eloquent, insightful exploration of ‘How Can You Bear to be a Nurse?’ took us all to the centre of the profound privilege, beauty and potential of our profession. You reminded us all that what we do is transform lives! I am sure you were aware of the intense way in which your audience, of some two hundred nurses from all ranks and sectors within the ACT, responded to your challenging, inspiring and deeply moving message.
I am acutely aware of the work and effort which goes into preparing and delivering a major oration. You gave us your precious time, energy, wisdom and insight with great generosity and I am most grateful. Clearly, your audience loved your combination kilt and academic dress, your humour, your passion and your ability to connect so strongly with us all”.

School of Nursing, Farmingdale State College, New York, USA

“Your presentation was not only profound, insightful and compelling, it was also humorous. It gave all who heard it a great deal to think about what this might mean for education, practice and research. The responses from all who attended were unanimously positive, and many asked for copies of your journal articles. This is quite amazing, given that individuals who attended included Administrators as well as faculty and staff from the Schools of Arts and Sciences, Engineering, Business and Health Sciences. On behalf of Farmingdale State College, thank you for a memorable presentation”.

Most thought provoking session I have attended for a long time. Thank you

Northern Lincolnshire & Goole Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, UK

Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center / Sunrise Children’s Hospital, Las Vegas, USA

“Your presentation today at Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center/Sunrise Children’s Hospital on ‘How to involve research in your clinical practice’ was most enjoyable and inspirational! Thank you for making clinical research come alive for our staff.
I have enclosed the program evaluations from the staff who attended. As you can see, the evaluations indicate that the program objectives were met and they felt that you were excellent. The only recommendation was that they wanted more time to soak up your knowledge! Please consider another trip to Las Vegas so we can address this request”.

Director of Nursing, Waikato Hospital, New Zealand

“The evaluative feedback from the session was outstanding – comments such as:
“Please bring Philip back again”
“thought provoking”
“totally relevant to all practice areas”
are a small example of the value of your session and its impact on the attendees”
Philip, thank you once again for your time, and for sharing your wisdom with us. You were truly inspirational and I look forward to welcoming you back to Waikato in the future”.