Leading professor of cardiac nursing joins the University of Surrey

Wednesday 4 February 2009

The University of Surrey is pleased to announce the appointment of Professor Tom Quinn

Professor Quinn has extensive experience in cardiac care and worked in the NHS for almost 30 years prior to taking up his current post. He was a member of the team that developed the government’s National Service Framework for Coronary Heart Disease and has worked in a range of settings from the bedside to Strategic Health Authority, the Department of Health and NHS Modernisation Agency, most recently in a senior position in a regional ambulance service where he helped develop SHA-wide strategies for heart attack and stroke, and part-time as Professor of Cardiac Nursing at Coventry University. He continues to advise the Department of Health on emergency cardiac care.

Professor Quinn received the Royal College of Nursing’s highest honour –conferment of Fellowship- in 2006 for his ‘outstanding contribution’ to cardiac care. He is also a Fellow of the European Society of Cardiology.

Professor Quinn is clinical lead for cardiovascular diseases, stroke and vascular diseases in the National Library for Health. A member of the steering group for the national audit of myocardial ischaemia (MINAP), the acute clinical studies group of the UK Stroke Research Network, and the Joint Royal Colleges Ambulance Liaison Committee, he was the first chairman of the Royal College of Nursing's Cardiovascular Network. He is a former Chairman of the European Society of Cardiology’s (ESC) working group on cardiovascular nursing and currently a member of the advisory board for the ESC Council on Cardiovascular Nursing and Allied Professions.

In 2006 Professor Quinn was awarded Fellowship of the Royal College of Nursing for his outstanding contribution to research and practice of cardiac nursing. He is also a Fellow of the European Society of Cardiology.

Professor Quinn comments: "I am delighted to join the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences at Surrey, which has a superb reputation in research and teaching. I look forward to working closely with academic colleagues, with the local NHS and internationally to build on Surrey’s considerable success."

Media Enquiries

Peter La, Press Office at the University of Surrey, Tel: +44 (0)1483 689191, or Email mediarelations@surrey.ac.uk

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