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Alan Pearson
RN, ONC, DipNEd, DANS, MSc, PhD, FINA, FCN (NSW), FRCNA and FRCN.

Alan is head of nursing in the School of Nursing and Midwifery, La Trobe University, Melbourne (Victoria, Australia). Alan has extensive experience in nursing practice, nursing research and academic nursing. Having qualified as a registered nurse in 1969, he has practised in a range of nursing fields in the United Kingdom, Papua New Guinea, and Australia. He has been an active researcher since 1981 and has conducted a large number of research projects in the fields of aged care, nursing history, and organ donation. Alan was instrumental in establishing the Joanna Briggs Institute for Evidence Based Nursing (of which he is currently the director) and is the foundation director of the newly established Australian Centre for Evidence Based Residential Aged Care. He has played a leading role in promoting research of evidence-based practice in Australia, New Zealand, and Hong Kong. Alan is editor of the International Journal of Nursing Practice and has published 20 books and numerous journal articles. He is active in developing and promoting nursing at the state, national, and international levels.
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