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Escola Superior de Enfermagem do Porto, Portugal  

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About the institution

Escola Superior de Enfermagem do Porto (ESEP) is a Portuguese nursing higher education institution which offers nursing education across three cycles of higher education. This includes:

  • a nursing degree
  • a nursing masters degree - specialising in paediatrics nursing, midwifery, medical-surgical nursing, community and public health nursing, and rehabilitation nursing
  • a masters in nursing management
  • a nursing doctoral programme in partnership with the University of Lisbon

ESEP provides an innovate education concerning leadership, management and clinical leadership, enabling future nurses to collaborate with their peers and other professionals in the healthcare system to promote and ensure the quality of nursing care.

 

Meet the team

Dr Margarida Reis Santos - full Professor at Escola Superior de Enfermagem do Porto.Margarida Reis Santos

Previously, Margarida was Coordinator of the Masters course in Clinical Supervision in Nursing, during 2011-2014 and is a Specialist in Paediatric Nursing.

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Margarida has a PhD in Nursing Science; MSc in Nursing Science, BSc in Nursing and a Specialist in Paediatric Nursing. She is currently Coordinator of the Graduate and Master courses in Paediatric Nursing (2014 – present) and was previously Coordinator of the Master course in Clinical Supervision in Nursing, during 2011-2014. As well as Coordinator of the Undergraduate course in Clinical Supervision in Nursing, during 2009-2014. Margarida is an advisor and examiner of several master and doctorate theses in Nursing. 

Margarida is a member of the University's Scientific Board and their Research Unit and a  member of the Centre for Research in Health Technologies and Services (CINTESIS). She is an advisor and examiner of several master and doctorate theses in nursing and has also written for several publications in international and national journals and presented at a range of international and national conferences.Her supervisory roles include: Graduate Paediatric Nursing Residency; Integrated four European projects sponsored by European Community (Learning During Education and in the Clinical Field (2003-2005); Training Requirements and Nursing Skills for Mobility (2010-2012); Family Health Nursing in European Communities (2011-2013); Developing Multimedia Learning for Trans-cultural Collaboration and Competence in Nursing (2017-2020).

Her main teaching areas are Undergraduate Nursing Program; Graduate and Master Paediatric Nursing; Graduate and Master Nursing Services Management and Administration; Graduate and Master Clinical Supervision in Nursing.  Whilst her main research areas are Pediatric Health; Adolescence; Human Development – Parenting; Transcultural Nursing; Transcultural Care; Clinical Supervision; Management.

In addition, Margarida has integrated a group of researchers of national projects including Nursing and the construction of parenting (2013-present); Supervision and Mentoring in Higher Education: Successful Dynamics (2017-2019); Clinical Supervision for Safety and Care Quality - C-S2AFECARE-Q (2011-2014); Dynamic Model of Family Assessment and Intervention (MDAIF): an transformative action in Primary Health Care (2012-2016)  She is also member of a range of review panels: University of São Paulo Nursing School Journal; Journal of Nursing Referência (Coimbra Nursing College); Millenium - Journal of Education.

 

Cândida KochDr Maria Cândida Morato Pires Koch - Associate Professor and Lecturer in Nursing at Escola Superior de Enfermagem do Porto

Cândida has a PhD in Nursing, MSc in Science Education, BSc - Nursing and is an Obstetric Nursing Specialist.

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"Societies across the world are receiving and generating agents of information and knowledge, as they become increasingly empowered by the proliferation of technology. Educational institutions are at the forefront of technology, which they use to advance and expand their potential reach. Technology has facilitated the translation of otherwise abstract ideas into viable projects with a purpose, such as TransCoCon. As a multinational program that promotes collaboration between multidisciplinary teams with diverse backgrounds and experiences, I believe TransCoCon will contribute to the development of innovative and interactive methodologies, as well as the “construction” of learning tools, which will support educators and students in general, and nursing professionals in particular. Our goal of developing professionals who are culturally sensitive and competent, and able to respond to the health needs of increasingly diverse populations begins with TransCoCon."

Cândida has a PhD in Nursing, MSc in Science Education, BSc - Nursing and is an Obstetric Nursing Specialist (Nurse Midwife).  She supports the development and teaching of the Undergraduate Nursing Program and Graduate Obstetrical Nursing Program. Her core teaching topics are Gynecological Nursing, Parenting, Adult Education, Pregnancy, and Grief.   Cândida provides supervisory support at The Graduate Obstetrical Nursing Residency and is an advisor and examiner of several master and doctorate theses in Nursing.

Cândida's main research areas are Human Development – Parenting, Clinical Supervision, Transcultural Nursing and she has written several publications in international and national journals and presented at international and national congress conferences. She has contributed to a range of Integrated European projects sponsored by European Community (Learning During Education and in the Clinical Field (2003-2005); Training Requirements and Nursing Skills for Mobility (2010-2012).

 

PaulaDr Paula Prata - Associate Professor and Lecturer in Nursing at Escola Superior de Enfermagem do Porto

Her professional background includes working as a Clinical Nurse; working in Neurosurgery units for adults and children and as a Nurse Midwife.

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“TransCoCon project will contribute to the improvement of nursing care by emphasising the need for transcultural care in an increasingly inclusive society. It is great working with a teams from different countries as this allows me to look at nursing from different perspectives and to understand how I can help overcome cultural differences.”

Ana's education background includes a PhD in Nursing; MSc in Management and Health Economics; Nurse-Midwife and a BSc in Nursing. Her professional background includes working as a Clinical Nurse; working in Neurosurgery units for adults and children and as a Nurse-Midwife.

As a Lecturer, she teaches on the Graduate Obstetrical Nursing Program and Master Nursing Services Management and Administration. She is also an advisor and examiner of several Master theses and advisor of doctoral dissertations in nursing.

Her main teaching areas are obstetric internship; childbirth education; breastfeeding; management; health economics and research interest are childbirth education; transcultural nursing; health policies.

 
 

Fachhochschule Bielefeld,            Germany

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About the institution

Established in 1971, The Fachhochschule (FH) Bielefeld is the largest university of applied sciences in Ostwestfalen-Lippe (OWL) with more than 10,000 students. With locations in Bielefeld, Minden and Gütersloh, it is excellently networked in the region, nationwide and internationally through diverse contacts, partnerships and corporations in science, business, politics and culture.  

It divides itself into five faculties:

  • Design
  • Campus Minden (Architecture, Civil Engineering, Engineering and Computer Science)
  • Engineering and Mathematics
  • Social Work and Economics
  • Health

FH Bielefeld offers a wide range of courses and contributes to social development of its students and the community, also through offering apprenticeships.

In research and teaching and knowledge transfer, the University has set itself the goal of becoming a major innovation hub in the OWL region. Studying at FH Bielefeld provides access to a successful regional network of alumni, association with other universities and technical colleges, as well as access to business enterprises within the region.

 

Meet the team

Annette NauerthProfessor Annette Nauerth - Professor for Biomedical Sciences in the Health Care Professions at the University of Applied Sciences Bielefeld

She has also been Professor for Natural Sciences in the Health Care Professions at the University of Applied Sciences Bielefeld, since 1997.
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"Working on the subject of transcultural competencies is extremely interesting when you are doing it as an international mixed team. This means getting very authentic experiences while working on the project. Reflection of our experiences can be used as a means to create new content."

Annette's background in the medical field started in 1976 when she took part in a Nurse education program.
She later went onto study medicine at the Medical Faculty in Münster (1980 - 1986), where she graduated in 1987.  As a Physician at the Hospital in Rahden, Internal Medicine, she also took up roles in Pakistan at the Marie Adelaide Leprosy Centre in Karachi, including a visit to rural health care centres in Afghanistan, in 1989. Her other roles include Physician in a Medical practice in Nottuln; Member of academic staff at the University of Münster in the Institute for Health Care Education; Physician at a Rehabilitation Clinic, specialising in psychosomatic problems.  She has been Professor for Natural Sciences in the Health Care Professions at the University of Applied Sciences Bielefeld, since 1997

She has been a spokesperson for a number of organisations including, Research Network "Kompass" Development of competencies in the field of health care (2006 - 2011); The Institute for Research in the field of health education and health care delivery (2012-2017); Research Network "User oriented care in case of chronic illness and need for nursing care" (2013-2015); Graduierteninstitut NRW (Institute for Graduates in North-Rhine-Westphalia) on Area Social work and Health (2016)

Her research areas include chronic illness and patient-centred care, community oriented nursing care for
elderly women, man and technology in health care, education of health care professionals, eLearning in health care

Whilst her current selected research projects include: Development and Implementation of a module-based curriculum for Nursing Education, funded by the EU-Program Leonardo (2000 - 2003); Interdisciplinary study programs for Health Care Professionals, funded by Robert-Bosch Stiftung (2004-2005); ELearning Assistant, funded by the EU-Programme Leonardo (2004-2006); Development of Assessment-Instruments for nursing education programs, funded by Ministry of Work, Health and Social Welfare, NRW (2005-2006); Development of professional further education programmes for health care professionals, funded by Ministry of Work, Health and Social Welfare, NRW (2006-2007); Transitions from professional practice into study courses at the university and back to professional practice, funded by federal Ministry of Education and Research (2008-2011); Technology based Measurement of Nursing competence, funded by federal Ministry of Education and Research (2010-2014); FiLIP Flexible Simulation Tool for work force planning, funded by federal Ministry of Education and Research (2015-2018); Health 4.0 project funded by Ministry of Work, Health and Social Welfare, NRW (2016-2019)
 

Professor Katja Makowsky -
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Katja Makowsky has been Professor of Nursing Sciences at Bielefeld University of Applied Sciences since 2010. In the department of Nursing and Health she is responsible for compliance with formalities related to exams. 

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"The TransCoCon project provides an insight into different health care systems and offers the possibility to discuss selected fields of Nursing Care in the involved countries. This is a good way to reflect the professional role as a nursing and the own understanding of professional health care."  

Katja’s teaching areas are nursing theories, professional development in nursing and nursing sciences, and research methods with the main focus on qualitative approaches. Her research focuses on the development and evaluation of support-programs for families with an addiction or mental illness. She is also interested in the evaluation of programs to support at-risk-families in the transition to parenthood. At the department of Nursing and Health she is also involved into the development of a master program in the field of Advanced Nursing Practice. 

 

Bild IngeInge Bergmann-Tyacke - Departmental International Coordinator 

Inge is responsible for developing, promoting and implementing quality guided measures for internationalisation in the Department of Nursing and Health.

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"In the late 1970's, the importance of the harmonisation of nurse education within the European Union became a political reality through an EEC Directive: professional qualification is to be mutually recognized among EU countries, to enable and increase a mobile nursing workforce. Based on the education in their own country, the nurse should be able to work as a professional in any other EU country.  During my time as a nurse, I have worked in different countries but in doing so, their were challenges along the way. Today, in times of great mobility, we all have experiences of working with colleagues and patients from different countries and backgrounds.

This project has the great potential to open eyes and minds - for those of us who work together in this project as well as for nurses, nursing students and people, interested in the way we live and work together. By reflecting on our experiences, recognising the impact of our emotions and how we respond.  This will widen our horizon and our knowledge about the context in which we live and work. This includes the political context with the different health care systems which in turn might create different requirements for the nursing profession. It also includes the deep anchorage of nursing in our social and cultural history. All involved in the project and later in the use of the RLOs will hopefully discover the wider and deeper context of their work, of their interaction with colleagues and clients, and they will look at each other's values and come to greater appreciation, a deeper understanding and from there a most creative way of shaping their nursing service."

Inge studied Nursing from 1978 - 1981 at Staatl. Anerkannte Zentralschule für Krankenpflege der Kath. Krankenanstalten Berlin (West) e.V., Germany (Diploma: Krankenschwester) and between 1990 - 1992 took on a full time study programme in nursing pedagogics in Ev. Weiterbildungsinstitut Münster e.V., Münster, Germany (Certificate: Lehrerin für Pflegeberufe). She attended the University of Wales College as a part-time postgraduate research study student (MPhil) and during 2002 - 2005 took part in a distance learning Nursing study programme with RCN Institute, in cooperation with Manchester University.

Inge is responsible for developing, promoting and implementing quality guided measures for internationalisation in the Department of Nursing and Health, including staff, teacher and student mobility (incoming as well as outgoing), organisation of international events in the department, internationalization of the curricula, and building and keeping an international network of university departments in the health area for joint international activities in teaching and learning and in research and development. 

She advises staff, teachers and students regarding their international learning and research experiences, including finding appropriate international hosts for their intended activities and objectives, supporting in application procedures, consulting with students regarding the integration of international experiences in their studies. Organisation of excursions to partner universities for curricular-led or cross-curricular learning activities abroad.  As well as advising incoming guests such as students, guest lecturers and guest researchers regarding their activities in this country and in their placements, assisting them with any issues during their stay and reflecting with them on a regular basis their professional and cultural experiences whilst with us.

She is also involved in a variety of project including: Participation in an audit on Internationalisation at FH Bielefeld (2017); Expert in an international expert group to evaluate Nursing programmes at Lithuanian universities (2014); Project "zikzak", development and implementation of a dual nursing study programme. Specific tasks were internationalisation of the programme, integration of foreign placements and criteria for its state accreditation, developing and implementing further education courses for mentors and preceptors (2011 - 2014); Transnational Leonardo da Vinci Partnership TRaNSforM - Training Requirements and Nursing Skills for Mobility. (International coordination: University of Nottingham, 2010 - 2012); Work focussing on aspects such as internationalisation, accreditation of prior learning and adult education in the context of different projects (2005 - 2010).

 

S Neitzel picSimone Neitzel - Master Student

 

Simone has been Nurse inparticular in Adult Care,  since 1992.

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"For me as a master student, it is a great opportunity to work in this international project. The project TransCoCon makes an important contribution to sensitize nursing students to the topic of transcultural care and to be able to take a professional stance on this topic."

Simone is a qualified nurse beginning her studies in 1996 and attending the following institutes: Johannes Wesling Klinikum Minden (JWK) (Universitätsklinikum der Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Universitätszentrum Innere Medizin).

Since 2010, she has been a staff Nurse in the Department of Rheumatology and Physical Medicine and before that a staff Nurse in the Centre of Internal Medicine, specialising in cardiology, gastroenterology and rheumatology.  Simone has also worked in the 
Department of Dermatology / Oncology and in the Rehabilitation Clinic for Rheumatology and Physical Medicine, and Department of Neurology

Her study programmes include: M.A. study program "Berufspädagogik Pflege und Therapie" (Vocational Education Science for Health Professions, 2017); B.A. "Berufliche Bildung Pflege" (Mentorship, Preceptorship and Counselling in Nursing); Scholarship "sbb - Stiftung Begabtenförderung berufliche Bildung" (2015 - 2019)
 

 

 

 

 

University College Ghent, Belgium

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About the institution

University College Ghent is the largest university college in Flanders, with three faculties, one School of Arts and 13,000 students. Its establishment in 1995 is the outcome of two successful mergers that involved sixteen Belgian institutions of higher education. The current faculties are spread over the city center of Ghent and Aalst.

Its three faculties consist of:

  • Education, Health and Social Work; Science and Technology
  • Business and Information Management
  • School of Arts and a Centre for Entrepreneurship

As well as their focus on education, the multi-sector learning environment has a strong research tradition and boasts a number of research groups, whose excellence is recognised internationally. They have almost 414 researchers actively involved in more than 110 research projects, to date.

University College Ghent strives to excel in education, research, service provision and practice of the arts. Through the expertise of its staff and graduates and the valorisation of its research, University College Ghent is making a valuable contribution to a critical, creative and open society. The mission of University College Ghent is reflected in its student mobility, its guaranteed transparent use of ECTS, the stimulation of active staff mobility, the support of international educational projects and international institutional cooperation through internationalisation of curriculum and internationalisation at home.

 

Meet the team

MarcMarc Dhaeze - Lecturer and Head of Department of Nursing at The Faculty of Education, Health and Social Work, University College Ghent 

Marc's teaching interests include Undergraduate health economics; health care organisation and elderly care. 

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Marc Dhaeze is Head of Department of Nursing at The Faculty of Education, Health and Social Work at the University College Ghent (Belgium). 

Marc is Lecturer and Coordinator of the Advanced Study in Health Care Management and his teaching interests include Undergraduate health economics; health care organisation; elderly care. 

Marc is a qualified nurse with over 10 years experience as a nursing home director, prior to developing a nursing career in education. As International Coordinator of the Bachelor programme in Nursing, Marc also leads on a number of international projects within the Faculty. 

He is also a member of the Advisory Board of the European Federation of Nurse Educators (FINE).

 

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Leen Van Landschoot - Lecturer and Researcher at University College Ghent

Leen is a Community Health Nurse and has an MSc in Health Care Management and Policy.

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Leen Van Landschoot graduated as a Community Health Nurse and has an MSc in Health Care Management and Policy.

She was employed as a nurse in elderly care for several years before she started as Lecturer and Researcher at University College Ghent in 2008.

Her area of expertise is community health nursing, integrated care, interdisciplinary education and interdisciplinary cooperation. 

Since 2015, Leen has been the Researcher for a interdisciplinary research project on Integrated Care of The Faculty of Education, Health and Social Work at University College Ghent. Within the context of socialisation of care, this study examines the interdisciplinary approach to social problems in three community health centres in Ghent, Belgium.

 

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Maarten Michiels  - Lecturer at the University College Ghent, Belgium

 

Maarten is a Registered Nurse and has a Master of Science in Nursing. 

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Maarten Michiels graduated as a Registered Nurse and has a Master of Science in Nursing. 

He has been employed as a Lecturer at the University College Ghent, Belgium. 

Within the Faculty of Health, Education and Social Work, Maarten is active planning the regular nursing and Postgraduate program for diabetes care.  As well as the Postgraduate program for health care management.

He has over the years gained expertise in various subjects, inparticular communication, interdisciplinary collaboration, mentorship, self-management support and e-learning.

 
 

 

St. Angela’s College, Ireland

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About the institution

St. Angela’s College, Sligo, a College of the National University of Ireland, Galway, is a provider of University-level education and research in the North West of Ireland. St. Angela’s College, Sligo, is founded on over 400 years of education tradition,  this is a tradition which values both Christian ideals and academic excellence. Current student numbers attending the College are approximately 900.

St. Angela’s College has a well-deserved reputation for delivering high quality programmes at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels across the three academic departments of:

  • Nursing and Health Studies
  • Home Economics (Economics and Consumer Studies, Gaeilge, Biology and Science, Religious Education)
  • Education

The College also offers a wide range of Access, Adult Education and Professional Development programmes.

Although established as a College of Education for Home Economics Teachers in recent years the College has expanded far beyond its original remit and currently its profile of academic programmes of study also includes: Nursing & Health Studies, Education, Special Needs Education, Theology, Food and Consumer Studies, Science, Irish, Economics and Social Studies.

 

Meet the team

Michele GlackenDr Michele Glaken -  Head of the Department of Nursing Health Science and Disability Studies

Michele is a qualified RGN and RM, specialising in education in transplantation nursing and has been awarded a PhD in Nursing from Ulster University in 2000.

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"The TransCoCon project will enable me reflect on my own perceptions of how nurses can be prepared to become culturally competent. It will inform me of the various cultural competency educational interventions that exist and of their efficacy. It will provide me with the opportunity to engage and learn from EU nursing colleagues and academics which will broaden my thinking in this area. It will introduce me to the world of RLOs which will inform my teaching practice.  I am looking forward to be an active participant on the TransCoCon project and hope that the project outcomes will impact on client care in a positive manner."

Dr Michele Glaken has been Head of the Department of
Nursing Health Science and Disability Studies, since 2004, a dynamic Nursing Department in the North West of Ireland, affiliated to the National University of Ireland, Galway. 

Her key responsibilities in the role involve ensuring the academic integrity of all programmes, keeping abreast of national/ international trends in nursing practice and ensuring as a Department they respond appropriately. In addition, leading and supporting research and other professional development department projects; supporting the development of new programmes/initiatives and all department staff, and managing the daily administrative duties of a manager in an education setting, whilst representing the Department and profession of Nursing, where appropriate. 

She a qualified RGN and RM, specialising in education in transplantation nursing and was been awarded a PhD in Nursing from Ulster University in 2000. She worked as a nurse and midwife in Ireland, England and the Middle East.  As well as being involved in post graduate programme development in the University of Ibrid, Jordan with Queens University Belfast and Trinity College, Dublin. 

Her teaching areas are research and epidemiology, and she has been both Principal Investigator and Co-Applicant on a number of funded research projects. Michele's recent research projects have been in the area of mental health, supervising research projects up to doctoral level and examining a number of Masters by research and PhD theses. 

 

Siobhan_Healy_McGowanMs Siobhan Healy McGowan Nursing Allocations Officer in the Department of Nursing, Health Sciences and Disability Studies

Siobhan is a Registered Nurse in Intellectual Disability (RNID) Nursing and a Registered General Nurse.

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“The TransCoCon projects affords an opportunity to share knowledge and experiences collaboratively in a receptive and focused manner, thus, enhancing opportunities for building partnerships with Colleagues internationally thereby, influencing creativity and innovation in nurse education internationally”
Siobhan Healy McGowan is a Nursing Allocations Officer in the Department of Nursing, Health Sciences and Disability Studies at St Angela’s College.
Siobhan is a Registered Nurse in Intellectual Disability (RNID) Nursing and a Registered General Nurse (RGN). She has completed a Dip in Management, a PG Dip in Gerontological Nursing and a MHSc of Health Sciences. In her current role she has responsibility for the co-ordination of placements for students on the Bachelor of Nursing Science (BNSc) Programmes. She identifies new placement sites to enhance the learning experiences of students, collaborating with relevant personnel in developing the practice placement sites. She maintains contacts with various personnel in a diverse range of services.  
She is the Chair of the Clinical Learning Environment Audit steering group and contributes to the development of practice placements, keeping abreast of best practice through liaison with stakeholders, the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland (NMBI) and her involvement in research as part of ongoing professional development. She contributes to curriculum/programme development and policy formulation and review from a practice placement perspective and participates in recruitment nursing events on behalf of the College and Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland. 
Her role also entails liaising with Colleagues in establishing placements/links with Universities internationally to afford students placement experience/exposure abroad. As part of her role, she has had opportunities to visit Universities and practice placement sites internationally.  She has recent experience of conducting qualitative and quantitative research individually and collaboratively, which involved carers and family members on topics such as persons with mental health conditions and their carers; parents of children with intellectual disability, who utilise Lamh as a communication system and international students on their experiences of academic education in Ireland. 
She has recently become involved in research at European level. She has presented research findings both nationally and internationally through various methods namely oral presentations and poster presentations. Siobhan is a member of the Care Alliance Ireland - Family Carer Research Group.  She delivers lectures on the Certificate in Life Skills Studies and participates in clinical skills. Siobhan has worked previously across a diverse range of settings in the acute, care of the older person’s services and the Alzheimer Society of Ireland (local branch) in both staff nurse and management capacity. 
 
EdelDr Edel McShary -  Lecturer and Acting Head of Department at St Angela's College

Edel qualified as a Registered General Nurse and worked in Medical, Surgical and Intensive Care units, in the UK, North America and Ireland.
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"The use of RLOs to transmit our message offers endless possibilities in terms of the impact it can have on transcultural nursing and cultural competencies internationally. The project group have already had to challenge their own understanding of cultural competence, and what this means within the nursing progression in their own country. This project can be a vehicle of transformation in the area of intercultural nursing and used in curricula as part of continuous professional development or in preparation of students for mobility. I believe what we produce will ask more questions than give answers - this is the approach we need when we talk about a diverse population."
Dr Edel McShary is currently a Lecturer and Acting Head of Department at St Angela's College.
In1986, Edel qualified as a Registered General Nurse and worked in Medical, Surgical and Intensive Care units, in the UK, North America and Ireland until 1995. She completed courses in Coronary Care Nursing, Critical Care Nursing and Clinical Teaching; and has held the roles of Charge Nurse and Clinical Resource Nurse, during this time. 
Edel moved into Nurse Education as a Nurse Tutor in 1995 and undertook a Diploma in Industrial Relations & Management, BNSc and an MSc (Nursing & Education).  Since 2002, she has been a Lecturer in the Department of Nursing Health Science and Disability Studies in St Angela’s College Sligo. She has completed a Doctorate in Education and has held positions of; Post Graduate Course Coordinator, Programme Director (BNSc programme & PG studies) and Head of Department.  
Her teaching interests include nursing studies; practice skills and stimulated learning; communication; teaching and assessing; professional issues; research. Research interests are clinical education; preceptorship, Internationalisation and transcultural competence in nursing.
 

D_Healy 2Denise Healy -  Registered Nurse in Intellectual Disability (RNID), Registered General Nurse (RGN) qualification; Dip in Management; Post grad in Nurse Education and Masters in Developmental Studies

As a Coordinator, Denise is responsible for supporting students in adjusting to attending college in Europe and to the Irish culture.

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"The TransCoCon project provides a valuable opportunity for the sharing of knowledge and skills in nurse education. It provides a pathway transnationally to promote learning relating to professional values in transcultural health care. It allows us to connect with academics from other educational institutions and gain an appreciation of nurse education in their country.
"Denise Healy is a Lecturer in the Department of Nursing, Health Sciences and Disability Studies and Course Coordinator of the Bachelor of Nursing (International) at St Angelas College."

Denise is a Registered Nurse in Intellectual Disability (RNID), Registered General Nurse (RGN) qualification; Dip in Management; Post grad in Nurse Education and Masters in Developmental Studies.  As a Coordinator, she is responsible for supporting students in adjusting to attending college in Europe and to the Irish culture; in collaboration with the teaching team and the International support tutor. 

Previously, she worked as a Registered Nurse in mainly medical and surgical wards, supporting children and adults with intellectual disabilities and complex needs. 
An experienced Clinical Nurse Manager, Clinical Placement Coordinator and Clinical SkillsTechnician.

Her teaching areas focus mainly around care for the older person; clinical skills; health promotion; community nursing and research. She is involved in the supervision of Masters Students and is a Link Lecturer in clinical practice, supporting students in a number of clinical placement areas. In addition, she has supported the work of Erasmus students, in clinical sites outside of Ireland.  

She is also involved in auditing and site development to promote standards in the clinical learning environment and has recent experience of conducting qualitative and quantitative research both individually and collaboratively, in the area of communication and vulnerable populations.  This research involved carers and family members, covering topic around people with mental health conditions and their carers and parents of children with intellectual disability, who utilise Lamh as a communication system.  Other research activities includes; a study in telemonitoring support for people with Type 2 Diabetes, where she has presented her work both nationally and internationally."

 
 

 

 

University of Nottingham, United Kingdom

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About the institution

The University of Nottingham is a public research university, founded as 'University College Nottingham' in 1881, and was granted a Royal Charter in 1948. It is currently ranked among the top one per cent of universities in the world. 

Nottingham was named 'University of the Year for Graduate Employment' in the 2017 Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide, and was awarded gold in the TEF 2017.

Nottingham's main campus (University Park) and teaching hospital (Queen's Medical Centre) are on the outskirts of the city of Nottingham, with a number of smaller campuses and sites elsewhere in Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire. The University also has campuses in Semenyih, Malaysia and Ningbo, China.

The University has about 44,000 students and 9,000 staff. It is organised into five faculties, within which there are more than 50 schools, departments, institutes and research centres. The University is a pioneer in nursing education, with one of the largest nursing schools in the UK. It offers innovative courses informed by powerful research, being delivered by high-quality teachers in an inspiring environment. 

 

Meet the team

Carol-Hall-2Professor Carol Hall - Director of Global Engagement, School of Health Sciences

Carol’s work includes supporting a team of course leads to ensure effective implementation of the Bachelor in Nursing, Undergraduate Masters in Nursing Science and the Graduate Entry Masters in Nursing, Bsc Physiotherapy, Bsc Sports Rehabilitation courses and Bachelor Level Midwifery programmes.

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"TransCoCon is giving us a huge opportunity to explore what we can sometimes take for granted – what we all understand by excellent patient care.  Placing excellent care in a cultural perspective and sharing our expectations as we make our case studies into reusable learning objects for student learning is both enhancing cultural understanding and enhancing teaching and learning for patient care.  I can't wait to work with our students on the final products. "

Carol Hall is Professor in Nursing Education and Director for Undergraduate Education in the School of Health Sciences at the University of Nottingham. 
Carol facilitates undergraduate students to develop their understanding of international nursing and supports students from the UK and internationally who are studying to achieve Masters and PhD qualifications in Nursing.

Her particular areas of expertise lie within nursing education, children and young peoples nursing and international studies using mixed or qualitative methodologies. Carol's post doctoral work related to the development of skills for children's nursing practice, specifically, the consideration of confidence and competence in medicines administration practices, a topic which has global resonance for teaching and learning. Latterly, this has developed into a wider consideration of the contextual development of skills and knowledge for nursing, focusing on the development of inspirational education within a policy context.

Carol's particular areas of expertise relate to inspirational teaching and learning methods, policy modernisation for the support of professional nursing education and leadership in the development of International faculty. Carol has also worked internationally and nationally to review and accredit quality programmes for nursing, both in pre-registration studies and at higher education levels including MSc and Phd. She has recently been appointed Chair of the UK Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) Subject Pilot Panel for Medicine and Health Sciences.

Carol contributes regularly as a member of expert working groups advising around the impact of European and International Nursing Education, and this has included working for a number of years with the Policy and International Department in the Royal College of Nursing and The Council of Deans for Health in the UK. She is past Chair of the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) Education Forum (2009-2015) and an active executive council member of the European Federation of Nurse Educators (FINE).

 

Mary BrownMary Brown - Associate Professor. Global Engagement Lead, Division of Nursing & Erasmus Coordinator, School of Health Sciences 

Mary had an interest in nurse education developed as a staff nurse within children's services at Nottingham Children's Hospital, where she is specialising in Paediatric Oncology.

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 "The TransCoCon project highlights similarities and differences within nurse education and nursing styles across our teams. It is a bonus that many of the group have worked together on the TRaNSForM project as we have built good working relationships that allow us to have heated discussions and also laugh with each other"

Mary Brown is Assistant Professor within the School of Health Sciences at the University of Nottingham.
Mary has worked within the School of Health Sciences since 2010 and has developed her interests in supporting nursing students within clinical practice, supporting student mobility, global health, nursing innovation and enabling student nurses to engage with learning through gaining knowledge through reflection and experiential learning. An interest in nurse education developed as a staff nurse within children's services at Nottingham Children's Hospital, where she specialising in Paediatric Oncology. During this time, she supported student learning, gaining and sharing knowledge to promote nursing excellence that enhances job satisfaction, effective patient care and patient experiences.   

Since 2011, Mary has been involved with the development of nursing curricula and module development to support nursing students in becoming knowledgeable practitioners and registrants with the Nursing and Midwifery Council. In addition, supporting post registration education and lifelong learning through work based education programmes. Mary was part of the Training Requirements and Nursing Skills for Mobility ('TRaNSForM') project to deliver the European Shared Treasure Star project in 2012. Using knowledge gained from participating in the Transform project, she has been instrumental in developing curricula modules to support students to gain credit for cultural understanding and learning.   

She is lead for student electives within the nursing curriculum supporting student nurse’s personal and professional development through process and project management and decision-making. She is also the Erasmus Lead for Nursing, maintaining and developing reciprocal exchange agreements with partners across Europe and is part of the Global Engagement Team at the School of Health Sciences.

Student mobility opportunities through nursing electives and ERASMUS+ exchanges continue to expand with many students linking with the wider global nursing community locally and internationally. Many of the structures she has implemented to support student mobility, cross professions and are supporting student mobility within related health care curricular.  

 

Stacy-JohnsonStacy Johnson, MBE - Associate Professor, School of Health Sciences

After training as a nurse and completing a BSc in Health Studies at the University of Manchester, Stacy read for a Masters degree in Economic and Quantitative Methods in Healthcare at City, University of London.

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Stacy is an inspirational teacher, an award-winning lecturer and champion of equality, diversity and inclusion, whose work has shaped nursing and Higher Education around the world.

After training as a nurse and completing a BSc in Health Studies at the University of Manchester, Stacy read for a Masters degree in Economic and Quantitative Methods in Healthcare at City, University of London. 

Stacy is in demand as an advisor and speaker on healthcare and Higher Education equality, diversity and inclusion. Since 2012, Stacy has been advising England's Chief Nurse on matters affecting black and minority ethnic (BME) patients and staff as a member of the Chief Nursing Officer's BME Advisory Group.

She also lectures and researchers in the areas of healthcare leadership, innovation and entrepreneurship.
Stacy has developed an exemplary reputation for capacity and capability building in the international Higher Education sector. She leads the School of Health Sciences' strategy on and is a visiting lecturer at the Henan University of Science and Technology in China.

She has been involved in advising on curriculum reform, faculty development and leadership development in nurse education in the UK, South Africa, China, the Middle East, India and the Caribbean. She has been an external examiner at the University of the West Indies, Trinidad, Witswatersrand University, South Africa, London Southbank University, England and the University of Edinburgh, Scotland.

Stacy was appointed Member of the British Empire (MBE) for services to healthcare and High Education equality, diversity and inclusion in the 2019 New Year Honours.

In 2018, Stacy’s work was recognised in the UK Teaching Excellence Awards for an innovative European Junior Leadership Academy for student nurses and midwives. 

 

Mara Sprengel-Smith - Contract Delivery Support Officer in the School of Health Sciences

Mara supports several Erasmus+ projects in the School of Health Sciences. 

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Mara Sprengel-Smith is the Contract Delivery Support Officer in the School of Health Sciences at the University of Nottingham. She supports several Erasmus+ projects, in an administrative capacity, working on everything from arranging agreements to financial reporting to booking student travel to creating and maintaining websites.

She joins the TransCoCon team to coordinate project expenditure, and to provide financial reporting and budget monitoring support. Mara has a background in Clinical Trials Coordination and Project Management in the NHS.

Most recently she supported clinicians in the conception, delivery and dissemination of research projects, helping them to negotiate approvals and funding processes, collating recruitment data, and tracking project finances.

 

Stathis_KonstantinidisDr Stathis Konstantinidis - Assistant Professor in e-Learning and Health Informatics Institute

Stathis is the Director of the MSc course, Quality and Patient Safety Improvement at University of Nottingham, and an active member of DICE research group and HELM team, whose work spans a number of intertwining themes on Digital innovations in Education. 

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"Looking towards the preparation of our future Nurses for our contemporary societies, competences on transcultural nursing should be integral part of undergraduate and postgraduate curricula. TransCoCon will enable through a series of high impact Reusable Learning Objects, the transcultural awareness of current and future European healthcare workforce."

Dr Stathis Konstantinidis holds a PhD in Medical Sciences focusing on Medical Education Informatics from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in Greece. He is Computer Scientist by background (BSc, University of Crete, GR) and he has teaching qualifications from University of West Macedonia and University of Nottingham, while he holds an MSc in Medical Informatics from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece. Currently he is the director of the MSc course Quality and Patient Safety Improvement at University of Nottingham, UK, and an active member of DICE research group and HELM team, which work spans a number of intertwining themes on Digital innovations in Education. In the past, he was a researcher (2012-2015) for more than two years at the Northern Research Institute (NORUT) based at Tromso, Norway. 

He was teaching at Technological Educational Institute of West Macedonia, Kozani, Greece (2006-2011) and he was a research associate at the Medical School of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki for 6 years (2006-2012). He served as a member of the Global Healthcare Workforce Council (2015- 2016) and as OKFN ambassador in Norway (2013-2016), while his teaching experience in higher education and CDP spans across different countries including UK, Greece and Norway. He has a great publication portfolio (2 books, 15 book chapters, 15 journal papers and over 40 peer reviewed conference papers), while he has served as the co-chair of 2 International Conferences : 2nd International Conference on Medical Education Informatics (MEI2015) and IEEE 30th International Symposium on Computer Based Medical Systems(CBMS2017) and the CAMEI Summer School, among other special sessions organisations in multiple international conferences. 

He is a guest editor on IEEE Journal of Biomedical and Health Informatics and Springer Journal Health and Technology. Dr Konstantinidis was the project coordinator of CAMEI (FP7 - CSA) (www.camei-project.eu), while he was managing the Interregional project "Collaboration for the common confrontation of problems of health in the cross border region of Greece-FYROM" (INTERREG IIIA/ Greece-FYROM) and led the technical part of multiple projects like mEducator (EU eContentPlus Programme), East Midlands EPIFFANY (Effective Performance Insight for the Future) Educator Development Programme (EMEEDP), HEE, etc. His research includes among other collaborative e-learning; social media; content sharing, retrieval and repurposing; educational standards; virtual patients, web of data; virtual reality; semantic web; learning analytics; serious games; gamification and exergames.
 

Michael Taylor - Learning Technologist, School of Health Sciences

Michael is involved in the project management and development of local, national and international research driven, multi-media rich e-learning resources.

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"TransCoCon is such a fantastic Erasmus plus project, which allows health care specialists and academics from 5 countries based across Europe with the unique opportunity to share experiences and develop a suite of resources that focus on a patients journey from admission through to discharge."

Michael works in the School of Health Sciences at the University of Nottingham and is involved in the project management and development of local, national and international research driven, multi-media rich e-learning resources.

He has an MSc in Information Technology and a BA in Multimedia development and is currently working towards a senior fellowship award.

His research interests include all aspects of pedagogical design in relation to accessibility and usability of online learning resources.

 

Helen Laverty, MBE - Professional Lead for Learning Disability Nursing

A passionate advocate and supporter for those living with a learning disability, Helen has been influential in the education and development of more than 700 learning disability nurses at the University of Nottingham. Alongside her academic responsibilities she founded Positive Choices — the only national network of learning disability students, academics, employers, people with a learning disability and families in the UK.

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Helen first became interested in learning disabilities when on a school volunteering placement at the age of 14 and has now been a registered nurse for more than 30 years. She joined the University in 1994 as a nurse teacher and is currently the Professional Lead for Learning Disability Nursing within the School of Health Sciences.

She founded and facilitated Positive Choices in 2004 with the motto that ‘together we are better’ and as a result she has helped shape the national debate regarding health and social care for individuals with learning disabilities and their families.

Through the network Helen also delivers an annual conference on learning disability funded by her active campaigning locally and nationally. In 2018, 700 delegates travelled to Dublin for the event the highlight being the ambassadorship of the Time to shine graduates. Helen also works in charities such as the Down’s Heart Group, has written a book on care for children in a respite setting, and more recently has worked with the Looking Up Book Team from Cornwall Down’s Syndrome Support Group to produce Going to tea at Grandma’s — a picture book celebrating the role that grandparents play in family life where one child has Down’s syndrome.

In 2018, Helen was recognised in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list and was appointed a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) for her expertise in learning disability nursing and her pioneering work in shaping Government policy on health and social care. In 2017, she was shortlisted for the RCNi Nurse Awards Learning Disability Practice Award. Helen is the only academic educator to ever be shortlisted for this award, testament to the impact she has on nursing practice across the UK.
 

Mark Pearson - Teaching Associate

Mark joined the TransCoCon team in 2018 to take on a role to predominantly support the content development of the Nottingham RLO.

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Prior to joining the University of Nottingham in 2016, Mark spent the majority of his clinical career working as a specialist mental health nurse in a variety of community roles.

His research interests include health humanities, nurse education and medicines management in mental health nursing.

Mark is currently undertaking a PhD exploring the potential for written and spoken word poetry to support the meaning making of psychotic experiences.