Dawn Dowding

Prof, Professor 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 and nurse 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 the application of Health Information Technology for assisting decision making in practice. She is currently the lead for the Digital Health theme in the NIHR Applied Research Collaboration Greater Manchester.  She is an elected Fellow of the International Academy of Health Sciences Informatics (IAHSI) and the American Academy of Nursing.  She is also a Fellow of the Faculty of Clinical Informatics (UK), co-Chair of the Digital Nursing forum at the Royal College of Nursing, and UK representative to the International Medical Informatics Association Nursing Group. Dawn 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.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy, Information Processing and Handover: An Investigation, University of Surrey

Award Date: 1 Jun 1998

Bachelor of Science, Nursing and Psychology, City University of London

Award Date: 6 Jul 1990

Areas of expertise

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

Research Beacons, Institutes and Platforms

  • Digital Futures
  • Christabel Pankhurst Institute


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