University Medical Center Utrecht (UMC Utrecht) is a university medical centre which includes Academic Hospital and the Medical Faculty (of Utrecht University) with a single governance University Medical Centre. In the UMC Utrecht, which is separate from but also closely intertwined with Utrecht University, research is concentrated in six strategic themes with each a limited number of disease targets. A relentless multidisciplinary approach guarantees patients benefit from the latest available expertise and innovative technological solutions.
UMC Utrecht has 11 divisions, one of which is Julius Center for Health Sciences and Primary Care, which includes the Nursing Science Department (NSD). UMC Utrecht provides a wide range of educational programmes for nurses and other health care professionals within the Educational Center. Clinical Health Sciences provides Master Programmes, including the Master of Nursing Science programme for nurses and the NSD offers a PhD-programme for nurses.
The website: www.umcutrecht.nl
Thóra B. Hafsteinsdóttir
Dr. Thóra B. Hafsteinsdóttir is senior researcher, Nursing Science Department, UMC Utrecht/University Utrecht. Her research focuses on leadership development of nurses. She teaches and supervises Masters and PhD students. She chaired the Leadership Mentoring in Nursing Research program for postdoctoral nurses and Nursing Leadership and Mentoring Program for Doctoral Nursing Students and Postdoctoral Nurses, European collaboration. Dr. Hafsteinsdóttir is a member of European Academy of Nursing Science and served on the International Board of Sigma Theta Tau International (2014-2019). She is the editor of the book Leadership in Nursing: Experiences from the Nordic Countries and has numerous publications on leadership in nursing. She gives lectures internationally.
Prof. Marieke J. Schuurmans, PhD, RN is appointed professor in Nursing Science and Director of Education for Healthcare Professionals at the UMC Utrecht/University Utrecht. She has published 170 international peer-reviewed papers and contributed to more than twenty books mainly regarding development in nursing and care for older people. In the last ten years she gave hundred twenty invited lectures on national and international conferences. She was supervisor of twenty-six successful PhD trajectories. In 2018 she was awarded Knight in the Order of the Dutch Lion for her leading role in nursing in the Netherlands.
Lisette Schoonhoven, PhD, FEANS, is Professor of Nursing Science in the University Medical Center/University Utrecht at the University of Southampton, UK. Her research focus on quality and safety of essential nursing care, she is expert on complex interventions. Lisette successfully supervised 20 doctoral theses and currently (co)supervises 18 PhD students, she leads the Master programme Nursing Science Utrecht. . She is member of the Quality Board of the National Health Care Institute, fellow of the European Academy of Nursing Science, associate editor of the Journal of Tissue Viability and the International Journal of Nursing Studies.
Jūratė Macijauskienė, project coordinator
Živilė Kepežinskienė, project manager
Dinara Kozhakhmetova, responsible for WP4 Dissemination
Yeles Muratbek, responsible for WP4 Dissemination