Ian began his nursing career at Central Middlesex Hospital as an Enrolled Nurse practicing in an intensive care unit. He later undertook three years of student nurse training at Central Middlesex and Northwick Park Hospitals, becoming a Staff Nurse then a Charge Nurse. Ian has worked in nurse education since 1989, with his key areas of interest including nursing practice and theory, in which he has published widely. He is the Principal of the School of Health Studies Gibraltar. Ian was awarded an OBE in the Queen’s 90th Birthday Honours List for his services to nursing and nursing education and was granted a Fellowship from the Royal College of Nursing in 2017.