Prof Dawn Dowding

Chair in Clinical Decision-Making

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Dawn Dowding is Professor in Clinical Decision Making, School of Health Sciences, University of Manchester, UK. She is a health services researcher, nurse and psychologist with expertise in the field of health care decision making and nursing informatics. Her particular interest is the development and evaluation of decision support tools, and more recently the application of Health Information Technology for assisting decision making in practice. She was previously Professor of Nursing at Columbia University School of Nursing and the Visiting Nurse Service of New York. Additional past appointments include Professor of Applied Health Research, University of Leeds UK and a Harkness Fellow in Health Care Policy and Practice from 2009-2010, working at Kaiser Permanente, Oakland CA. She is a Fellow of the Faculty of Clinical Informatics (UK) and an elected fellow of the American Academy of Nursing. Dr Dowding completed her registered nurse training at St Bartholomew’s College of Nursing and Midwifery, London, has a BSc(Hons) in Psychology with Nursing Studies from City University, London and a PhD in Psychology and Nursing from the University of Surrey, UK.

Areas of expertise

  • RT Nursing - Informatics, Decision Making, Computerised Decision Support

Biology, Medicine and Health (BMH) Domains

Education / academic qualifications

  • 1998 - Doctor of Philosophy, Information Processing and Handover: An Investigation, University of Surrey
  • 1990 - Bachelor of Science, Nursing and Psychology, City University of London

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