Prof Nick Hardiker

Professor Nicholas Hardiker

Associate Dean (Research & Innovation)


I have a background in general Nursing and have Bachelors, Masters and Doctoral degrees in Computer Science from the University of Manchester, UK. I have nearly 25 years experience of theoretical and applied research in Health Informatics, with a particular focus on Health Records and Terminologies. I hold an adjunct position of Professor at the University of Colorado, Denver, USA and am currently Director of the International Council of Nurses eHealth Programme. I have published widely and is asked regularly to speak at conferences and seminars. I am Editor-in-Chief of Informatics for Health and Social Care, a member of national and international standards bodies and think tanks, and I regularly provide advice to organisations such as the UK Department of Health on informatics issues.


I teach Masters-level courses in Health Informatics at the University of Colorado - Denver, USA, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland, and University of Swansea, Wales. I also contribute to a number of our own undergraduate and postgraduate programmes.

Research Interests

My research interests are around Health Informatics or eHealth with a particular emphasis on supporting practice and care. My main area of expertise is around standardized languages that support clinical applications of information and communication technology.

Qualifications and Memberships

Registered General Nurse (from Blackpool School of Nursing), 1987.

BSc (Hons) Computation, University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology, 1992 (First Class Honours).

MSc Computer Science (by research), University of Manchester, 1995. PhD Computer Science, University of Manchester, 1992

BSc (Hons) Herbal Medicine (from University of Central Lancashire, 2007 (First Class Honours).


1999 - Member of IST35 (Health Informatics) Panel II (Terminology and Knowledge Representation) of British Standards Institute

1999 - Member of Working Group II (Terminology and Knowledge Representation) of Technical Committee 251 (Health Informatics) of the European Committee for Standardisation (CEN)

2000 - Member of Working Group 3 (Semantic Content) of Technical Committee 215 (Health Informatics) of the International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO)

2008 - Co-chair of Healthcare Standards Group of International Medical Informatics Association Special Interest Group on Nursing Informatics

2008 - International Council of Nurses representative to the World Health Organisation (WHO) Family of International Classifications Network

2008 - Co-chair of Healthcare Standards Group of International Medical Informatics Association Special Interest Group on Nursing Informatics

2012 - Member of Scientific Programme Committee of ACENDIO 2013

2012 - Member of Scientific Programme Committee of MEDINFO 2013

2012 - Chair of Scientific Programme Committee of Nursing Informatics 2014

2014 - Member of Scientific Programme Committee of ACENDIO 2015

2014 - Fellow of the American College of Medical Informatics

2015 - Member of Board of the Association for Common European Nursing Diagnoses, Interventions and Outcomes (ACENDIO)


Strudwick G, Hardiker NR. Understanding the use of standardized nursing terminology and classification systems in published research: A case study using the International Classification for Nursing Practice®. International Journal of Medical Informatics. 2016; 94 : 215-221.

Hardiker, NR, Saba, VK and Kim, TY. Standardized nursing terminologies. In: In: Saba VK, McCormick KA (eds). Essentials of Nursing Informatics, Fifth Edition. New York: McGraw-Hill Education, 2015, 115-130.

Hardiker NR, Nursing’s pivotal role in eHealth: a brief and selective history. In: Rosenmuller M, Whitehouse D, Wilson P (eds). Managing eHealth: From Vision to Reality. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2014, 95-105.

Kennedy S, Hardiker NR, Staniland K. Empowerment an essential ingredient in the clinical environment: A review of the literature. Nurse Education Today. 2015; 35 (3): 487-492.

Dowding D, Randell R, Gardner P, Fitzpatrick G, Dykes P, Favela J, Hamer S, Whitewood-Moores Z, Hardiker N, Borycki E, Currie L. Dashboards for Improving Patient Care: Review of the Literature. International Journal of Medical Informatics. 2015; 84 (2): 87-100.

Kim, TY, Hardiker, NR and Coenen, A. Inter-terminology mapping of nursing problems. Journal of Biomedical Informatics. 2014; 49: 213–220.

Jing X, Kay, S, Marley, T, and Hardiker, NR. Integration of an OWL-DL Knowledge Base with an EHR Prototype and Providing Customized Information. Journal of Medical Systems. 2014; 38 (75).

Barry J, Hardiker NR. Advancing Nursing Practice Through Social Media: A Global Perspective. Online Journal of Issues in Nursing (September 30, 2012).

Kim TY, Coenen AC, Hardiker NR. Semantic Mappings and Locality of Nursing Diagnostic Concepts in UMLS. Journal of Biomedical Informatics. 2011. DOI: 10.1016/j.jbi.2011.09.002

Bakken S, Lucero RJ, Yoon S, Hardiker NR. Implications for nursing research and generation of evidence. In R Cook & A Cashin (Eds.) Evidence-Based Practice in Nursing Informatics: Concepts and Applications. Medical Information Science Reference, 2011, 113-127.

Hardiker NR. Developing standardized terminologies to support nursing practice. In: McGonigle D, Mastrian K (eds). Nursing informatics and the foundation of knowledge, Second Edition. Boston: Jones and Bartlett Publishers, 2011, 111-120.

Jing X, Kay S, Marley T, Hardiker NR. Cimino JJ. Incorporating personalized gene sequence variants, molecular genetics knowledge, and health knowledge into an EHR prototype based on the Continuity of Care Record standard. Journal of Biomedical Informatics. 2011. DOI: 10.1016/j.jbi.2011.09.001

Hardiker NR, Grant MJ. Factors that influence public engagement with eHealth: a literature review. International Journal of Medical informatics. 2010; DOI: 10.1016/j.ijmedinf.2010.10.017.

Kim TY, Coenen AC, Hardiker NR. A quality improvement model for healthcare terminologies. Journal of Biomedical Informatics. 2010; 43: 1036-1043.

Hardiker N, Bakken S, Goossen W, Hoy D, Casey A. International standards to support better information management. In: Weaver C, Delaney C, Weber P, Carr R (eds). Nursing and Informatics for the 21st Century: An International Look at Practice, Education and EHR Trends, Second Edition. Chicago: HIMSS, 2010, 253-261.

Urquhart C, Currell R, Grant MJ, Hardiker NR. Nursing record systems: effects on nursing practice and healthcare outcomes. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2009, Issue 1. Art. No.: CD002099. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD002099.pub2.

Hoy D, Hardiker NR, McNicoll IT, Westwell P, Bryans A. Collaborative development of clinical templates as a national resource, International Journal of Medical Informatics, 2009; 78: S3-S8, DOI: 10.1016/j.ijmedinf.2008.06.003.

Matney SA, DaDamio R, Couderc C, Dlugos M, Evans J, Gianonne G, Haskell R, Hardiker NR, Coenen A, Saba KK. Translation and Integration of CCC Nursing Diagnoses into ICNP. Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association. 2008; 15: 791-793.