Professor Patricia Davidson is nationally and internationally renowned for her work in cardiovascular disease and chronic care, the health of disadvantaged women and people from culturally and linguistically diverse communities, doctoral education and nurse leadership.
Recognised for her outstanding research achievements, she has recently been selected for induction into the Sigma Theta Tau International Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame.
Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI) is the only international honour society of nursing and is represented in 90 countries across the world. The International Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame recognises STTI members who are nursing researchers that have achieved significant and sustained broad national and international recognition for their work; and whose research has impacted the profession and the people it serves.
Professor Davidson’s colleague and nominator for this award said her work and research in cardiovascular disease, women’s health and doctoral education has not only advanced the nursing profession but has also had a significant impact on health policy and the health outcomes of consumers.
As one of the esteemed nursing researcher to receive this prestigious award Professor Davidson said, "I am honored to be recognised in this way for my professional work and achievements. This is important recognition of nursing in Australia and will contribute to the profile of my research and UTS on a national and international scale."
Professor Davidson along with thirteen other nurse researchers will be formally inducted into the Sigma Theta Tau International Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame this August at the STTI research congress in Brisbane, Australia.