By Aisling Kett
Deputy News Editor
DCU’s Deputy President (Registrar), Anne Scott, was recently named one of Ireland’s Top 25 Most Powerful Women at an awards ceremony in the Convention Centre Dublin. Professor Scott was one of three winners of the Public Sector Leaders Award.
The inaugural awards recognised Irishwomen paving the way in their sectors. The awards were co-presented by the Women’s Executive Network (WXN) and HSBC Ireland.
Other women honoured at the ceremony, which took place on June 14th, were former President Mary Robinson and State Pathologist Mary Cassidy.
WXN founder, Pamela Jeffery, said, “Ireland has not celebrated influential women and their achievements in such a structured manner before. The research criteria used was very exacting for certain categories and this approach produced new names that perhaps haven’t been in the media.”
There were five categories at the awards. Research was conducted in each category to select nominees for the awards.
Professor Scott was among three nominees in the Public Sector Leaders category. According to WXN these nominees “hold the most senior positions in Ireland’s largest public sector organisations, in descending order of operating budget”.
Professor Scott has been DCU’s Deputy President since 2006. Previously she worked as Professor of Nursing and Head of the School of Nursing in the university.
The first €1 million Nursing Research grant awarded in Ireland was led by Professor Scott. According to the university she “established DCU School of Nursing as an internationally renowned and networked school of nursing”.
She is currently a board member of the European Academy of Nursing Science. Her research interests include philosophy and the ethics of healthcare, in clinical judgement and decision making.