Tanya is Director for the Institute of Nursing & Health Research and Head of the Person-centered Practice Research Centre at Ulster University in Northern Ireland. She has been a registered nurse since 1990 and throughout her career has held several joint posts between higher education institutions and health and social care providers demonstrating her commitment to the integration of practice, education, and research. She has an international reputation in the development of person-centered practice through the use of participatory research approaches such as practice development and action research. Tanya currently leads a program of research that is underpinned by the Person-centered Practice Framework, which is practice based and collaborative in nature and is focused on developing person-centered practice. Her most recent work focuses on the identification of a relevant and appropriate set of key performance indictors for nursing and midwifery that are indicative of person-centred care and the development of methods that will demonstration the unique contribution of nursing to the patient experience.