Sigma Nursing Announces Five Emerging Nurse Researchers and Scholars for 2022

Honorees will be recognized during Sigma’s 33rd International Nursing Research Congress

INDIANAPOLIS —The Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing (Sigma) will recognize five emerging nurse researchers and scholars at Sigma’s 33rd International Nursing Research Congress in Edinburgh, Scotland in July. The awardees represent five of Sigma’s global regions: Asia, Europe, Latin and South America/Caribbean, North America, and Oceania.

Since 2015, the Emerging Nurse Researcher/Scholar Award has recognized early career nurse researchers and scholars from each of Sigma’s seven global regions whose research or scholarship has influenced the nursing profession and the people it serves.

“I am honored to recognize our outstanding emerging nurse researchers and scholars,” said Sigma President Kenneth Dion, PhD, MSN, MBA, RN, FAAN. “These five individuals are creating a foundation for groundbreaking careers in nursing research and knowledge. I look forward to seeing their continued work and impact.”

Sigma’s annual nursing research congress attracts approximately 800 nurse researchers, students, clinicians, and leaders focused on evidence-based research. The theme for the 33rd International Nursing Research Congress is Transforming Global Nursing Knowledge Through Research, Scholarship, and Innovation. To view details or register for the event, visit


2022 Emerging Nurse Researcher/Scholars

Mercy Ngosa Mumba, PhD, RN, CMSRN, FAAN
Associate Professor
University of Alabama Capstone College of Nursing – Tuscaloosa, Alabama, USA
North America Region

Siobhán O'Connor, PhD, BSc, BSc, RGN, CIMA CBA
Lecturer (Assistant Professor)
National University of Ireland Galway School of Nursing and Midwifery – Galway, Ireland
Europe Region

Christopher F. Patterson, PhD, MN, (Mental, Health), BN(Hons), RN 
Senior Lecturer
University of Wollongong – Wollongong, Australia
Oceania Region

Daniel Felipe Martín Suárez-Baquero, PhD, MSN, RN
Postdoctoral Fellow, ACTIONS Program
University of California, San Francisco – Bogotá, Colombia
Latin and South America/Caribbean Region

Vivien Xi Wu, PhD, Med, BN, RN
Assistant Professor
National University of Singapore – Singapore 
Asia Region