Trainers Bio – 2nd-4th September 2019

Dr. Dietmar Ausserhofer

Dietmar Ausserhofer is a postdoctoral fellow at the College of Health-Care Profession Claudiana (Bozen, Italy) and at the Institute of Nursing Science, University of Basel. He gained his PhD in Nursing Science from the University of Basel in 2012 under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Sabina De Geest und Dr. René Schwendimann.

Prof. Dr. Kasia Bail

Dr Bail is known for her work examining the three most expensive populations in health care: hospitals, older people and nursing. She has earnt over A$700,000 in industry and government funding to examine nurse practitioners, nurse sensitive outcomes, health information systems, prognosis communication, and costs of dementia care.

Prof. Dr. Suzanne Dhaini

Dr Suzanne Dhaini is an Assistant Professor at the Hariri School of Nursing at the American University of Beirut. Dr Dhaini holds a PhD in Nursing (University of Basel, Switzerland), MA in Child Studies (Concordia University, Montreal, Canada), and a BSc in Nursing (American University of Beirut, Lebanon).

Prof. Dr. Dunja Nicca

Dunja Nicca is assistant professor at the Institute of Nursing Science, University of Basel and the University Hospital of Basel. She gained her PhD in Nursing Science from the University of Basel in 2009 and holds a Master’s degree in Nursing Science.

Prof. Dr. Evridiki Papastravrou

Dr Evridiki Papastavrou is an Associate Professor at the Cyprus University of Technology, with a long experience as an Educator, Researcher, Consultant, Chair of the Cyprus Regulatory body for Nursing and Midwifery and Chair of the Cyprus University of Technology Ethics Committee.

Prof. Dr. Lori Popejoy

Lori Popejoy, PhD, RN, FAAN is an Associate Professor in the Sinclair School of Nursing at the University of Missouri. She is a health system researcher focused on understanding the complex issues surrounding the provision of care to elders in hospitals, nursing homes, community settings, home healthcare, and primary care.

Prof. Dr. Hugo Sax

Prof Dr med Hugo Sax currently holds the positions of head of the infection prevention and control program and infectious diseases consultant at the University Hospital Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland, where he originally graduated from medical school. He is board certified in internal medicine and infectious diseases.

Prof. Dr. Maria Schubert

Maria Schubert, PhD, MNS, RN is a professor for acute and critical care at the Institute of Nursing, School of Health Professionals, Zurich University of Applied Science. She holds a PhD in Nursing Science from the University of Basel, Switzerland.

Dr. Franziska Zuñiga

Dr. Franziska Zúñiga is university lecturer and head of education at the Institute of Nursing Science (INS), University of Basel. She did her PhD at the same Institute in 2015 and holds Master’s degrees in both nursing and theology. Before, she worked in acute care hospitals in positions in middle management and education and led for several year the quality management in a 200-bed nursing home.