Trainers Bio

Dr. Andreas Charalambous, Cyprus

Dr. Andreas Charalambous, RN, PhD (Oncology Nursing), has a clinical background in cancer care and has worked clinically and academically in Cyprus, U.K and Finland. He holds an Assistant Professor’s position of Oncology and Palliative Care at the Cyprus University of Technology and a Docent’s position at University of Turku (Finland).



Dr. Anat Drach-Zahavy

Dr. Drach-Zahavy is an associate professor of psychology at the Department of Nursing, the University of Haifa, Israel. She received her Ph.D. degree in the Department of Industrial Engineering and Management, at the Technion, the Israel Institute of Technology.


Prof. Dr. Chris Gastmans

Education Background and Current Position:

Chris Gastmans (°1966) is Full Professor of Medical Ethics and chair of the Centre for Biomedical Ethics and Law, Faculty of Medicine, KU Leuven, Belgium. He started his academic career in 1990 at the Centre for Biomedical Ethics and Law. He has a Doctoral Degree in Theology, KU Leuven (1995).

Helena Leino-Kilpi

Helena Leino-Kilpi is a professor and chair, Head of the Department, University of Turku, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Nursing Science and Nurse director (part-time), Turku University Hospital.

She is nationally and internationally well-known expert and researcher in the field of nursing science, and health sciences. She is a registered nurse, master in educational sciences and PhD in nursing science, and has made her post doctoral-studies in 1990s in the New York University.

Prof. Terry L. Jones

BSN Marycrest College, Davenport, Iowa 1985
MS Texas Woman’s University, Denton, Texas 1990
(Adult Health/Educator)
PhD University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas (Adult Health) 2004
Fellowship National Association of Public Hospitals 2005

Prof. Walter Sermeus

Walter Sermeus is professor of healthcare management, Leuven Institute for Healthcare Policy, University of Leuven KU Leuven, Belgium. He holds a PhD in Public Health, a MSc in Biostatistics, a MSc in Healthcare Management and a BA in Nursing. He is Program Director of the Master in Health Care Policy & Management and Head of KU Leuven WHO Collaboration Centre on Human Resources in Health Research & Policy.

Prof. Anne Scott

Prof. Anne Scott is Professor and Vice President for Equality and Diversity, National University of Ireland, Galway. Over her career Anne has held a variety of leadership roles in both the university and health sectors including Head of School (Nursing and Human Sciences, DCU), Executive Dean (Education, Health and Community, Liverpool John Moores University) and Deputy President and Registrar (DCU). She has also worked as a practitioner and academic in Kenya, Scotland, England and Ireland.

Dr. Minna Stolt

Minna Stolt, PhD, podiatrist, University teacher in the Department of Nursing Science, University of Turku, Finland. Her research interest is on foot health in different age groups. In her doctoral dissertation she developed a Foot Health Assessment Instrument for nurses to assess the foot health of older people.


Prof. Riitta Suhonen

Riitta Suhonen, RN, PhD, Professor, FEANS/

Director of Nursing
University of Turku, Department of Nursing Science/ Turku University Hospital and City of Turku, Welfare Division