(Left to right) Professor Marg Fry views her tribute illustration alongside NSLHD CE Deb Willcox and NSW Health Secretary Susan Pearce
Farewell Professor Marg Fry The outstanding contribution of Professor Marg Fry was recognised recently at an event held to celebrate her remarkable achievements and her retirement from her role as Professor of Nursing and Midwifery. Marg was appointed to the newly created professorial position in 2015 which was a joint appointment between NSLHD and The University of Technology Sydney. Before that appointment Marg was NSLHD Director of Research and Practice Development. NSLHD Director of Nursing and Midwifery, Claire Harris, said Marg leaves a proud legacy of outstanding commitment to innovation, excellence, leadership and teamwork. “Using her academic expertise, Marg has built clinical credibility in many areas of nursing research and enabled the development of interdisciplinary research partnerships,” Claire said. Marg was instrumental in the development and delivery of the researcher education program, which is highly acclaimed throughout industry and attended by multidisciplinary teams and demonstrates the level of respect gathered by the program over the years it has been running. NSLHD Chief Executive Deb Willcox said the district has been so fortunate to have someone of Marg’s calibre dedicated to supporting a culture of safety and person centred care.
“Marg has shown the power and importance of research for the nursing profession and has inspired so many nurses providing them with the confidence and courage to engage in research to improve outcomes for patients,” Deb said. Marg has attracted significant research grant funding and been at the forefront with many nursing research publications to her name, as well as being the recipient of many prestigious awards. These have most recently included NSW Health Awards and the 2021 Health Dean’s Academic Excellence Award - Research Excellence (Research Leader), University of Technology Sydney Faculty of Health 2021. Marg will be greatly missed and will be enjoying some well-deserved leave before she officially retires in August.
Professor Marg Fry celebrates with NSLHD Director of Nursing and Midwifery, Claire Harris
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