Lisa van Dongen (LD), RN, MSc, is a nursing scientist who studied health sciences / nursing sciences at the University of Utrecht and graduated in 2018. She is responsible for coordinating the NurseLead project, development of the postdoctoral programme, the MOOC and the design and execution of the NurseLead study. Besides her work for NurseLead, LD works as a clinical nurse on a surgical department in a hospital in the Netherlands.
Thóra B. Hafsteinsdóttir (TH), RN, PhD, professor in nursing at Department of Nursing, University of Iceland. She also works at Nursing Science, Julius Center and Master program, Clinical Health Sciences, University Medical Center Utrecht, the Netherlands.
She has been researcher and educator for the last 25 years, supervising students at all levels, coordinating and collaborating in development and research projects between Iceland and the Netherlands. Her research areas are stroke, rehabilitation and leadership in nursing. In collaboration with Dutch and international partners she developed the Leadership Mentoring in Nursing Research a national leadership program for postdoctoral nurses which she is currently coordinating. TH has participated in several international projects and at the moment she chairs for Iceland in the Nordic collaborative project, ActivABLES: Tangible Interaction to Support Stroke Rehabilitation at Home, a collaboration project between Iceland, Sweden and Finland (Nordforsk).
TH is a director at the Board of directors of Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI), member of European Academy of Nursing Science (EANS), the Icelandic and Dutch Nursing Associations. She takes part in various global committees and is a member of a Global Mentoring Group (STTI). She has numerous scientific and publications in peer-reviewed journals as well as books. She has given numerous presentations on leadership at scientific national and international conferences.
Christiane Luderer (CL), RN, PhD is a nursing scientist working at the Institute of Health and Nursing Science Halle (IGPW) since 2003. CL has coordinated several research and education projects. CL is coordinator of the Master programme at the IGPW. Her research interests are palliative care, communication in professional health care, health care education and herein interprofessional learning and collaboration. CL is a member of the National Task Force “Advanced Care Planning”, the National Advisory Board “National Curriculum Nursing Communication” and the National Advisory Board “National Curriculum Interprofessional Communication in Medicine”. CL is an active member of the interprofessional working group “Empathy & taboo” located at Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg.
Helga Jonsdottir (HJ), RN, PhD, FAAN, is a Professor at the Faculty of Nursing, School of Health Sciences, University of Iceland and holds a joint position as an academic chair of nursing care for chronically ill adults at Landspitali University Hospital Reykjavik Iceland.
She received her baccalaureate degree in nursing from University of Iceland in 1981 and a master’s degree in nursing in 1988 from the University of Minnesota in the USA. In 1994 she defended her doctoral thesis in nursing from the same school. Jonsdottir’s research has focused on developing partnership-based nursing care for chronically ill lung patients and their families. Along with practice development, assessment of complex health problems, e.g. hemispatial neglect, has recently become prominent in her research.
Translation of science through academic-practice partnership has extended from University of Iceland and Landspitali University Hospital to include chronic care populations in the hospital, intensive care units and out-patient clinics to research and interdisciplinary and international collaboration at University Medical Center, Utrecht the Netherlands and several universities in Europe.
These activities have received funding from the Research Fund of the University of Iceland, Rannis, Icelandic Center for Research, NordForsk, Nordic Economic and Social Research Council and Erasmus + Programme.
Lisette Schoonhoven (LS), PhD, is a nurse, and worked in nursing practice for 10 years. She studied health sciences/nursing science and did her PhD in Utrecht, the Netherlands.
The clinical topic of both her Master’s and PhD thesis was pressure ulcers. Lisette also has a master in clinical epidemiology. She has worked a postdoc researcher at IQ healthcare, Radboud university medical center, the Netherlands. She was Professor of Nursing at the Fundamental care and Safety research group, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Southampton from 2015 – 2018.
Since May 2018 Lisette is professor and chair in Nursing Science at the University Medical Center Utrecht. Lisette’s work focusses on quality and safety of fundamental nursing care. Lisette is a past president of EPUAP and was the chair of the 2014 international pressure ulcer guideline development group. She is associate editor of the Journal of Tissue Viability, and Fellow of the European Academy of Nursing Science.
Gabriele Meyer (GM), RN, PhD. Since 03/2013 Professor for health and nursing sciences Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg; 2008-2013 Professor for clinical nursing research Witten/Herdecke University; 2006-2008 Professor for nursing science with the focus on theoretical fundamentals and clinical nursing research, University of Bremen; 1999-2006 research fellow and senior fellow, University of Hamburg; 1987-1998 full time and part-time job, municipal hospital Lüneburg, community nursing in Lüneburg and Hamburg.
Major research topics: Efficacy/effectiveness research in nursing; Development and evaluation of complex interventions; Epidemiology of nursing problems, particularly dementia-related care needs in nursing homes and community nursing; mobility, joint contractures, falls and fall-related fractures, use of physical and chemical restraints in nursing homes; Methods of evidence-based nursing/medicine/ patient information.
Selected academic voluntary contributions: Member of the Official Expert Panel of the German Health Care System (Sachverständigenrat im Gesundheitswesen); Corresponding board member of the German Network of Evidence-based Medicine (DNEbM); President of the European Academy of Nursing Science (EANS); Member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the German Institute for Quality and Efficacy in Health Care (IQWiG); Editor PFLEGE (Huber) and ZEFQ (Elsevier), Associate Editor BioMed Central Geriatrics (BMC Series).
Maria Adriana Henriques (MAH) Maria Adriana Pereira Henriques (AH), RN, PhD Nursing is a coordinator professor at the Escola Superior de Enfermagem de Lisboa (Nursing School of Lisbon) and has over thirty years of experience in teaching nursing students and research.
She lectures in undergraduate, master, doctoral courses in her areas of expertise (older people with chronic conditions, epidemiology and research in nursing). She has supervised several master and doctoral nursing students.
Recently she has been involved in the ESSENCE project (amalgamating marginal gains in ESSEntial Nursing CarE), led by the University Exeter. She is a team member in the VASelfCare project (http://vaselfcare.rd.ciencias.ulisboa.pt), which aims to develop and test a virtual assistant to support self-care in older people with type 2 diabetes.
She has an international profile with papers and presentations in scientific meetings. She is a member of European Academy of Nursing Science (EANS).
She is a member of the Technical-Scientific Council and the General Council at the Escola Superior de Enfermagem de Lisboa (Lisbon Nursing School), a member of Scientific Committee of Doctoral Programme in Nursing at the University of Lisbon and a member of the National Agency for Assessment and Accreditation of Higher Education (A3ES).
Helena Leino-Kilpi (HL), PhD, RN, FEANS, Professor and Head of the Department of Nursing Science, UTU and Nurse Director (part-time), Turku University Hospital. She is professor in nursing science, and has supervised more than 50 graduated PhD-candidates (currently supervising 15 PhD-candidates), and is the Head of the Doctoral Programme in Nursing Science, UTU.
She has published more than 500 referee-based articles, mainly in international collaboration. She is mentoring post doc-researchers in the program of the Department. She has been teaching in the PhD-summer school of EANS since early 2000, and has been active in the establishment of two other PhD-summer school networks (Baltic Sea Region and Icons), is currently visiting professor in the Trinity College Dublin University.
She has participated many international networks, has co-ordinated (BIOMED2 1998-2001), and participated (Ethical Codes in Nursing 2002-04 and RightTimePlaceCare 2010-13) EU-funded research programmes, as well as been partner in Marie Curie-funding in collaboration with EANS (2006-09). Currently she is vice head of the management committee of the RANCARE/COST Action (2016-2020).
She is member of the Honorary Society in Nursing Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI) and has received many honorary awards, e.g. doctores honores causa in the University of Klaipeda, Lithuania.
Natalja Fatkulina (NF), RN, PhD, is working as a full-time Professor of Nursing science and Director of Institute of Health Sciences at Vilnius University since 2017 till now. Since 2001 she started work as a teacher and researcher at the Faculty of Health Sciences, Klaipeda University (Lithuania).
She has clinical medical work experience of 8 years (1995-2003) at the Klaipeda Seamen’s Hospital, experience in national and international (European Commission TAIEX programme, Baltic Sea region programme, WHO Healthy City Network, etc) projects. Natalja has published 22 ISI publications in Clarivate Analytics database, 93 publications in Lithuanian and International scientific journals, 3 methodological books.
She is a member of European Academy of Nursing Science (EANS) and was elected member of Klaipeda city municipality Council, chair of Health Care Commission. She was a vice-minister of Education and Science of Republic of Lithuania since 2014 till 2017.
Sónia Ferrão (SF), RN, MSc, is a Lecturer at Lisbon Nursing School, Portugal. SF has a Master Degree in Community Health, and a Master Degree in Medical Surgical Nursing – clinical area older people. She is carrying out her PhD in Nursing Doctoral Programme at University of Lisbon (ULisboa).
Her areas of interest are older people, people with dementia, family caregivers and complex interventions.
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