PLENARY SPEAKERS

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Michael Joseph Dino

Michael Joseph Diño
PhD, MAN, LPT, RN

Director, Research Development & Innovation Center, Our Lady of Fatima University

Opening Plenary Session

Wednesday, 21 July 2021

9:00-9:45 a.m. (0900-0945) Eastern Daylight Time

Infusing the Joy Into Nursing Scholarship

Dr. Diño teaches various nursing subjects and courses in his affiliation and functions as an academic consultant for Nursing Informatics in the Philippines. He administratively works as the Research and Innovation Director for OLFU Research Development and Innovation Center; informatics coordinator, nursing care management coordinator, and managing editor of the Fatima University Research Journal; and coordinator for the International Training Center of the American Heart Association. His passion for research is evident on his active participation and presentation to various research conferences locally and abroad.

Read his full bio on the Phi Gamma Chapter website.


Patricia Davidson

Patricia Davidson
PhD, MEd, RN

Vice-Chancellor and Principal, University of Wollongong Australia (UOW)

Plenary Session 2

Thursday, 22 July 2021

4:15-5:00 p.m. (1615-1700) Eastern Daylight Time

Now Is the Time for New Nursing Scholarship: A Post COVID-19 Reset

Professor Davidson was appointed Vice-Chancellor of UOW in May, from her position as Dean of the School of Nursing at Johns Hopkins University, where she has held the role of Dean since 2013.

A global leader in the field of nursing, cardiovascular science, and global health, Professor Davidson brings to the role of Vice-Chancellor an impressive background that has seen her work across—and in partnership with—international institutions and universities. Currently, she is Co-Secretary General of the World Health Organization Collaborating Centres for Nursing and Midwifery and Counsel General of the International Council on Women’s Health Issues.

Learn more on the UOW website.


Mark White

Mark White
PhD, MSc, MBS, Dip HE, FFNMRCSI, FCIPD, RGN

Vice President of Research, Innovation and Graduate Studies, Waterford Institute of Technology

Closing Plenary Session

Friday, 23 July 2021

4:45-5:30 p.m. (1645-1730) Eastern Daylight Time

Beyond Theory and Conceptual Design: The Need for Nursing Research Impact

Dr. White is the Vice President of Research, Innovation and Graduate studies at WIT. This role has responsibility for developing and implementing the institutes Research and Knowledge transfer strategy and oversees the direction and ongoing development of the Research, Innovation and Postgraduate support services at the institute, including the Research Support Unit (RSU), ArcLabs Innovation centre, the technology transfer office and the graduate studies office. A key element of this focuses on ensuring that research resources and investments at all levels of the institute are directed toward maximising regional impact and enhancing the institutes national and international profile. Mark’s role has responsibility for creating and strengthening strategic partnerships with national and international academic institutions, national and EU research sponsors and government agencies. The role is responsible for the intellectual and financial sustainability of the institute’s research base.

Read more on the WIT website.