Dr. John Gilmore, Assistant Professor in Nursing was awarded a Fulbright HRB Health Impact Fellowship 2022-2023 recently at a special award ceremony in the Iveagh House, Dublin.
The Secretary General of the Department of Foreign Affairs, Joe Hackett and the Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassy in Dublin, Alexandra McKnight, on behalf of U.S. Ambassador to Ireland Clare Cronin, awarded Dr. Gilmore the fellowship, along with 40 other Fulbright Irish Awardees for 2022-2023..
The Fulbright Program has served to strengthen international relations for seventy-five years. The Fulbright Commission in Ireland’s vision of inspiring minds to create a global culture of understanding is more important than ever in today’s increasingly polarised world. This year’s Irish awardees will undertake research, teaching and study in the USA spanning many disciplines. They will address pressing societal issues, engage with U.S. society, and share their knowledge when they return home.
Dr. Gilmore's research, teaching and scholarship broadly centres around themes of inclusion health, social justice, LGBTQ+ Health and broader sexual health. His PhD, awarded with examiners commendation in 2021, explored Irish Gay Men’s experiences of discussing sexuality with healthcare practitioners. He continues to practice clinically and has over a decade of experience in areas of Critical Care, Emergency, Sexual Health, Intellectual Disability and Rehabilitation. As a Fulbright-HRB HealthImpact Scholar John will visit the Center for Gender and Sexual Minority Health at the University of California San Francisco to explore enablers and barriers to community-led LGBT healthcare.