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Dean of Nursing, Midwifery and Health Systems Receives 2024 NovaUCD Consultancy of the Year Award

Monday, 15 April, 2024

UCD Nova Award Fiona Timmins

Professor Fiona Timmins, UCD Dean of Nursing, Midwifery and Health Systems and Head of the UCD School of Nursing, Midwifery and Health Systems, was named the recipient of the 2024 NovaUCD Consultancy of the Year Award in a special ceremony held in the UCD Club on 11th April. Professor Jonathan Drennan accepted the award on Prof. Timmins behalf as she was delivering a keynote address at a conference in Rome.

Professor Timmins, who has a strong interest in consulting, is an active researcher within the field of nursing and nurse education and has a strong track record in writing for publications, both as author and as an Editor. In addition, she has hosted more than 60 writing for publication workshops globally and is passionate about encouraging research dissemination.

UCD Nova Award Jonathan Drennan Orla Feeley

Professor Orla Feely, President, University College Dublin (UCD) said, “The NovaUCD Innovation Awards have become a key annual event highlighting the University’s commitment to innovation and recognise the achievements of our research, innovation and entrepreneurial communities and I congratulate all who have received this year’s Awards.

I would also like to wish the Awardees future success as they continue to work towards delivering economic and societal impact in Ireland, and further afield, through their commercialisation, consultancy, entrepreneurial and innovation activities.”

In recent years Professor Timmins has carried out, or is carrying out four consultancy projects, through ConsultUCD, for clients including, the Irish Hospice Foundation, UniGe (the University of Genoa) and the HRB.

These consulting projects result in a high level of national and international collaboration and impact that serve to increase the reputation of UCD. There is also a high level of impact upon the nursing profession and clients that they serve, through the enablement of upskilling of nursing professionals and the provision of robust evaluations of health-related projects to inform service delivery.

Professor Timmins is also a strong advocate and supporter of ConsultUCD within her School and within the UCD College of Health and Agricultural Sciences.

On receiving the 2024 NovaUCD Consultancy of the Year Award, Professor Fiona Timmins, said, “I have had a very positive experience of collaborating with ConsultUCD. The support received enables the UCD School of Nursing, Midwifery and Health Systems to deliver high level consultancy services in a professional and efficient manner.

I am grateful to all of my colleagues involved in these projects who have worked tirelessly to ensure a quality service and outcome that supports the School’s growing reputation as a centre of excellence globally, and ultimately informs improvements in health and social care which is at the core of the School’s mission.”

Professor Timmins is Editor in Chief of the Public Health Nursing Journal, and Nurse Author & Editor. She is also Associate Editor at the Journal of Advanced Nursing and an Editorial Board Member of the Journal of Emergency Nursing and Nursing in Critical Care.

The annual NovaUCD Innovation Awards highlight successes made in areas of knowledge transfer, consultancy, entrepreneurship and the promotion of an innovation culture, by members of the UCD research, innovation and entrepreneurial community.

A total of 7 Awards were presented by Professor Orla Feely, UCD President. The other Awardees are;

2024 NovaUCD Innovation Award: Professor Therese Kinsella, CEO and founder, ATXA Therapeutics

2024 NovaUCD Invention of the Year Award: Associate Professor Nan Zhang, UCD School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering

2024 NovaUCD Spin-out of the Year Award: EpiCapture

2024 NovaUCD Licence of the Year Award: Go Eve

2024 NovaUCD Founder of the Year Award: John Byrne, CEO and Founder, Corlytics

2024 NovaUCD Innovation Champion of the Year Award: Professor Nick Holden, UCD School of Biosystems and Food Engineering.

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