Professor Sally Chan, President of TWC has been honoured a Fellow Ad Eundem (FFNMRCSI Ad Eundem) by the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI) University of Medicine and Health Sciences. Professor Chan was recognised by the Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery of RCSI for her outstanding contribution to nursing and midwifery, becoming the first Hong Kong scholar to receive this prestigious award. The Conferring Ceremony took place on 5 December 2022 at RCSI in Dublin.
Professor Chan was grateful to receive this fellowship. “It is my great honour to be awarded a fellowship by RCSI. I will continue to devote my knowledge and management experience in tertiary education sector to nurture more nursing and midwifery professionals and help them to make the most to achieve service excellence in healthcare. I am also most delighted to serve as a bridge in my capacity to foster the collaboration and knowledge exchange of Hong Kong and Ireland”.
Fellowship Ad Eundem is a prestigious award to individuals in recognition of their outstanding work and achievements in nursing and midwifery and their contributions to nursing/midwifery, healthcare, education and research. Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of World Health Organization, Dr. Jim Campbell, Director, Health Workforce Department of World Health Organization and Dr Judith Shamian, Past President of the International Council of Nurses are amongst the renowned leaders to be conferred the fellowships by RSCI in recent years.
Professor Chan is an international renowned scholar in nursing education and research. Her fields of specialisation include mental health care and psychosocial interventions, perinatal mental health and health professional education. Most of her studies are translational research involving interdisciplinary and international collaboration. She has been supported by more than 100 funded studies and has over 400 articles published in international healthcare journals and international conferences. She was named by the Journal of Advanced Nursing (JAN) as the top 10 Australia and New Zealand Professors with the highest education-focused citations in 2018. She was on the list of the World's top 2% most-cited scientists in 2021 and 2022 released by the Stanford University. In 2016, she was appointed as the Deputy Director of Priority Research Centre of Brain and Mental Health, University of Newcastle to lead multidisciplinary teams related to brain and mental health research in the University.
Her contributions to nursing and health care research have been widely recognised through international awards and honors. These include the induction as a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing since 2013 and the ‘International Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame’ awarded by the Sigma Theta Tau International Honors Society of Nursing. She was also awarded an Honorary Fellow of the Hong Kong Academy of Nursing in 2022, in recognition of her contributions to nursing education and health care profession over the years.
Professor Chan has rich management experience in tertiary institutions. Before joining TWC, she had taken up various key management roles including Pro Vice-Chancellor (PVC) of the University of Newcastle Singapore Campus (UON Singapore) and the Dean of the School of Nursing and Midwifery of UON in Australia.
Originally from Hong Kong, Professor Chan started her career as a registered nurse and then further her studies abroad. She received her Bachelor of Health Science from the Charles Sturt University, Master of Science in Nursing and Health Studies from the University of Edinburgh, and Doctor of Philosophy from the Oxford Brookes University.
Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI)
Founded in 1784, the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI) is a world leading international health sciences education and research institution with undergraduate and postgraduate schools and faculties across the health sciences spectrum. Since 1982, the Fellowship of the Faculty of Nursing & Midwifery in RCSI (FFNMRCSI) is awarded to candidates in recognition of outstanding work and exceptional leadership in the profession of nursing and midwifery.