Alan Pearson is a Professor of evidence-based health care at the University of Adelaide, Australia, the Executive Director of the Joanna Briggs Institute, and an Editor of the International Journal of Nursing Practice. He has extensive experience in clinical practice in the UK, the USA, Papua New Guinea, and Australia. He has been the recipient of a number of competitive and commissioned research grants and has led commissioned systematic reviews of evidence for Health Canada, the Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing, the Department of Education, Science and Training, the South Australian Department of Health, and the Cancer Councils of Australia, and he led a team that recently completed five systematic reviews for the National Health and Medical Research Council to support the development of new clinical practice guidelines for infection control and a systematic review of patient safety in primary care for the Australian Commission on Safety in Healthcare. In the field of aged care and ageing, he has conducted a number of commonwealth-funded consultancies and has served on, or chaired, a number of commonwealth groups. He is an Expert Adviser to the World Health Organisation's World Alliance on Patient Safety, a Coordinator of the Cochrane Nursing Care Network, a Fellow of the Royal College of Nursing (UK), and a Fellow of the Australian Association of Gerontology. He was the foundation Executive Director of the Joanna Briggs Institute and is actively involved in advancing evidence-based healthcare in China, Taiwan, South Korea, Hong Kong, Singapore, Thailand, Myanmar (Burma), Spain, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Qatar, fourteen African countries, the USA, Brazil, Canada, Belgium, Finland, Romania, the UK, and Australasia, and he has published 20 books, over 40 book chapters, and over 120 refereed journal articles.
Biography Updated on 15 November 2009