Our keynote speakers
We are delighted to have confirmed the following keynote speakers for our conference.
Professor Jean White, RN, PhD, MSc, BN, RNTJean White is Chief Nursing Officer for Wales. Jean White trained as a general nurse in Swansea and on qualifying worked in a number of hospitals in Wales and London. In 1988 she moved into nurse education, eventually joining University of Wales Swansea, where she worked as a lecturer until 2000. She then took up appointments as Director of Quality and Standards at the Welsh National Board for Nursing, Midwifery and Health Visiting, and subsequently at Health Professions Wales. In 2006 she moved to the Office of the Chief Nursing Officer in the Welsh Assembly Government as Nursing Officer. During this appointment she was the lead officer for Wales on the 3 year UK programme ‘Modernising Nursing Careers’. She became the Chief Nursing Officer for Wales in November 2010.During her professional career Jean has achieved a number of academic and professional qualifications. For her PhD study she examined how dyslexic nursing students can be supported to develop clinical competency. She is an Honorary Visiting Professor to the School of Nursing and Midwifery Studies, Cardiff University, and a Trustee of the Florence Nightingale Foundation.Jean has worked to support the governments and professional nursing organisations in other countries, namely Estonia, Slovenia and the Czech Republic, as part of their accession to the European Union. In 2009 she undertook a 3 months nursing scholarship at the World Health Organization (WHO) in Geneva and Copenhagen. This was followed by work with the WHO European Office to develop a 5 year action plan for the WHO European Region.
Suzanne S. Prevost, PhD, RN, COISuzanne S. Prevost, PhD, RN, COI, began her term as the 29th president of the Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI) on 2 November 2011. Dr. Prevost will lead the 125,000-member, global organization for the next two years and will call on members to “Give Back to Move Forward.”She plans to actively continue the work undertaken during the 2009-2011 biennium and help achieve STTI’s Vision 2020 goals for a more global society.Dr. Prevost, in her Presidential Call to Action, explains, “Through global collaboration, we can bridge the gap between research and practice, share our wisdom across generations and join forces with like-minded organizations to address critical health care issues for populations around the world.”
She started her career with an RN diploma from South Side Hospital School of Nursing in Pittsburgh, Pa., USA. After, she went on to receive her bachelor’s degree from Villa Maria College in Erie, Pa., USA, and master’s degree from the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, S.C., USA. Dr. Prevost received her PhD from Texas Woman’s University in Houston, Texas, USA. Since, she has received outstanding alumna awards from all three universities and holds the title of Robert Wood Johnson Nurse Executive Fellow.
Since 2008, Dr. Prevost has served as the associate dean for practice and engagement at the University of Kentucky’s College of Nursing, in Lexington, Ky., USA. In this role, she is responsible for managing the faculty’s practice plan and continuing education programs and serves as a liaison between the College of Nursing, UK HealthCare and other collaborating clinical facilities. For the previous 10 years, she served as a nursing professor and the National HealthCare chair in geriatric nursing at Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro, Tenn., USA. From 1993 to 1998, she held a joint appointment at the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) in Galveston, Texas, USA, where she taught in the College of Nursing and served as a nursing director managing nursing research, staff development, case management and advanced practice nursing for UTMB Hospitals.
She is an accomplished author and presenter. Dr. Prevost has authored over 50 publications and presented at numerous local, regional and international conferences. She previously served two terms as secretary of STTI, and also chaired the national board of directors for the Critical Care Nursing Certification Corporation. She is the clinical editor for the journal Nursing Clinics of North America. Dr. Prevost is a certified online instructor (COI), as well as a certified trainer with both the Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association and the End-of-Life Nursing Education Consortium (ELNEC). Her current research programs focus on increasing the use of technology in colleges of nursing and improving end-of-life care. She is currently serving as co-investigator on two HRSA grants focused on increasing the use of educational technologies. In 2008, she received the National Research Abstract Award from the Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association.
Dr. Prevost, along with the guidance of the newly elected STTI board, plans to connect members and chapters through knowledge and technology in order to improve the health of the world’s people. The four themes Dr. Prevost addresses in her Presidential Call to Action include:
- Creating a Legacy
- Engaging in Collaboration
- Responding to Vulnerable Populations
- Embracing Technology
Professor Ingalill Rahm Hallberg
Ingalill Rahm Hallberg is Professor of nursing science and Assistant Vice-Chancellor at Lund University, Sweden where she has particular responsibility for leader, teacher and employee excellence. She is also a consultant professor at Fudan University’s nursing school.She has a degree in nursing with a specialisation in psychiatric nursing, as well as training in psychotherapy. Professor Rahm Hallberg did her PhD at Umeå University and came to Lund University as a professor in 1997. Since her PhD thesis in 1990, her research has concerned ageing and the care of the elderly. She held the position of Pro-dean at the Faculty of Medicine from 2000 to 2005. In 2002 she also became head of Vårdalinstitutet – the Swedish Institute for Health Sciences, which is run in cooperation between the universities of Gothenburg and Lund.
She left this position in August 2010 to concentrate on her research and her post as Assistant Vice-Chancellor. She still has links to Vårdalinstitutet as a researcher and in this context runs an EU-funded project on best practice in the care of dementia patients. Ingalill Rahm Hallberg holds a number of national and international positions.She is chair of Region Skåne’s Ethical Review Board, a member of the Cancerfonden Research Committee and chair of PKG, which deals with nursing research. She is also a member of the Scientific Board for the PhD in Nursing Science at Instituto Ciencias Biomedicas de Abel Salazar (ICBAS), University of Porto, Portugal. She is president of the European Academy of Nursing Science (EANS) and in 2010 was appointed a fellow of the American Academy of Nursing. She is an honorary member of the Swedish Society of Medicine and the Lund Society of Medicine. At Lund University, Ingalill Rahm Hallberg chairs the management group for equal opportunities, the Lucsus Board and the International Institute for Industrial Environmental Economics (IIIEE). She is a member of the Board of the Pufendorf Institute and the Lund University Staff Disciplinary Board.
Professor David InglebyDavid Ingleby is Emeritus Professor of Intercultural Psychology at ERCOMER (European Research Centre on Migration and Ethnic Relations), Utrecht University and is a researcher at the Centre for Social Science and Global Health, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands.Before moving to the Netherlands in 1982 he worked for the Medical Research Council in Cambridge and London, as well as lecturing at Cambridge University. In 2007 he was Willy Brandt Memorial Professor at the School of International Migration and Ethnic Relations, Malmö University. His main fields of research are health and social care in multicultural societies, forced migration and health, and child development in different social and cultural contexts. He has been involved in many Europe-wide collaborative projects on migrant health and has recently acted as Consultant to the Council of Europe’s Expert Committee on Mobility, Migration and Access to Health Care, as well as advising the WHO Regional Office for Europe on migration- and ethnicity-linked health inequities. See further information at http://www.ercomer.eu/researchers-2/prof-dr-david-ingleby/
Professor Tony HazellProfessor Hazel has extensive experience of healthcare regulation, having served as chair of the European Council of Nursing Regulators and, in the UK, as a lay member of the Health Professions Council (HPC) and as chair of the UK Nursing and Midwifery Council, to which he was the first Lay Council member to be appointed as Chair by the Privy Council following the reform of all nine UK health regulatory bodies in 2008.His early career took him to the Probation Service and then to social work before moving to an academic career which lasted for almost 30 years. He was awarded a Masters Degree in Public and Social Administration for Brunel University in 1984. He retired from the full time post of Assistant Principal at the University of Wales Institute Cardiff (UWIC) in 2004.
In April 2011 he was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Science degree by the University of Wolverhampton. He has significant experience at both executive and board level in a variety of organisations.
Jill Evans – Member of the European ParliamentJill Evans is a Member of the European Parliament representing the whole of Wales. She is the President of both Plaid Cymru and the European Free Alliance, the European party to which Plaid Cymru belongs. Jill is currently serving her third term as an MEP.Jill was born in Ystrad (the Rhondda) in 1959 and was educated in Tonypandy and the University of Wales, Aberystwyth and Wales’s Polytechnic College. Before being elected to the European Parliament in 1999, Jill worked as a Research Assistant at the former Polytechnic of Wales where she gained her M.Phil. Degree. She was also a local councillor in the Rhondda.Jill worked for the National Federation of Women’s Institutes in Wales for six years before taking up a post as Wales Regional Organiser for CHILD – The National Infertility Support Network. Jill’s main political interests are the environment and international affairs. Jill speaks Welsh and English. She has a history of active campaigning, supporting the Miners’ Strike, the Friction Dynamics workers’ dispute in Caernarfon and campaigning for the closure of the Nant y Gwyddon landfill site. Jill is the Chair of CND Cymru and has a strong record on international issues, including participating in the European Parliament’s delegation to the Gaza Strip.