Meet The Board

Fintan is the current President of ACENDIO and has been involved in the association for nearly 20 years. He is a registered general and intellectual disability nurse with extensive experience of nursing across a number of fields of practice. His Ph.D. uniquely brought together nursing informatics and intellectual disability nursing in an attempt to delineate the core interventional components of specialist intellectual disability nursing. He is a lecturer at Trinity College Dublin, Ireland, and is a Fellow of the European Academy of Nursing Sciences and of NANDA-International. Much of his work relates to addressing social issues underpinning health, including human rights.
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Jan Florin is the secretary of ACENDIO. He is a registered nurse with 20 years of clinical experience from hospital care, e.g. wards for infectious diseases and surgical care.  His PhD in 2007 was about patient participation in clinical decision making focusing on level of agreement about the patient’s health status and patients’ preferences for participation in the planning process of nursing care. He is currently working as associate professor at Dalarna University, Sweden, involved in nursing education and conducting research in the areas of e.g. nursing standardized language and self-assessed professional competence.

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Ulla-Mari has been a member of Acendio board since 2011, and a treasurer since 2013. Her background is in nursing, graduated as a registered nurse 1986, as a specialized surgical nurse 1989. She is a master and PhD of Health and Human Services Informatics from the University of Eastern Finland. Today she is a Senior Lecturer of the programme. Ulla-Mari is a member of the board of the Finnish Social and Health Informatics Association (FinnSHIA), and a member of the scientific editorial board of the Finnish Journal of eHealth and eWelfare (FinJeHeW). She is also an invited expert of a nursing group of Finnish National Institute for Health and Welfare, nationally unified standardized patient record expert group, a member of an evaluation panel the Nursing research foundation, a chair of the Finnish Care Classification (FinCC), terminology expert group, and an Institutional academic member of the University of Eastern Finland of International Medical Informatics Association, IMIA, Nursing Informatics Special Interest Group.

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Mariann Fossum is Professor at University of Agder, Norway. She is a registered nurse and holds a PhD in medical science with a specialization in health and caring science from Örebro University, Sweden, 2012, and have a postgraduate education in geriatric nursing and a master's degree in nursing science from University of Oslo. She has more than 20 years’ experience of teaching nursing and health informatics, with focus on documentation in nursing, terminologies, computerized decision support systems and quality of care. In 2009, she had a research stay at Sinclair School of Nursing, University of Missouri, Columbia, USA, and from 2014-2016, she worked at Deakin University, School of Nursing and Midwifery as a Research Fellow. Professor Fossum is the Director of the Norwegian ICNP Research & Development Centre, accredited in 2017.

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Maria Müller-Staub is former Professor at ZHAW University, Winterthur and Head of Nursing Development and Research at the Cityhospital Waid in Zürich, Switzerland. She has lead over 40 research projects and is founder of Pflege PBS (Nurse Consulting, Teaching, & Research), Wil. Her main focus is on nursing diagnostics, clinical decision-making and critical thinking, Standardised Nursing Languages (SNL), e-Health, nursing documentation, care quality and Clinical Information Systems. She consults healthcare institutions and education program developers for implementing SNL based on classifications of nursing diagnoses, interventions and outcomes.

Prof. Müller-Staub teaches in post-graduate nursing programs and supervises doctoral students. She is an expert on SNL and big data research, and was Dean of a nursing school for advanced degree programs. From 2011-2017 she was President of the Swiss Association for Nursing Research, representing ten Academic Societies: Acute Care, Cardiovascular Nursing, Patient Education, Ethics, Gerontology Nursing; Home Health Nursing, Oncology Nursing, Pediatric Nursing, Psychiatric and Rehabilitation Nursing.

Maria Müller-Staub published over 245 scientific articles/chapters and held over 160 conference presentations.

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Nick Hardiker is Professor of Nursing and Health Informatics and Associate Dean (Research & Innovation) at the University of Salford School of Nursing, Midwifery, Social Work & Social Sciences in the UK. Nick has a background in Nursing and has Bachelors, Masters and Doctoral degrees in Computer Science from the University of Manchester. He has nearly 25 years' experience of theoretical and applied research in Health Informatics, with a particular focus on Health Records and Terminologies. Nick holds an adjunct position of Professor at the University of Colorado, Denver, USA. He is Director of the International Council of Nurses eHealth Programme, Editor-in-Chief of Informatics for Health and Social Care, and a member of a number of national and international standards bodies and think tanks.

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Wolter Paans is Professor of Nursing Diagnostics at the Hanze University of Applied Sciences, School of Nursing, in Groningen, the Netherlands. Wolter has a background in Nursing and has Bachelors, Masters and Doctoral degrees in Nursing, Nursing Science and Biomedical Science from the universities of Utrecht and Amsterdam, the Netherlands, the university of Wales, Cardiff, and the Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium. He has 20 years experience of nursing education, theoretical and applied research in diagnostics, critical reasoning skills in nursing, nursing documentation and inter-disciplinary hand-over, as well as the development of the electronic health record towards a diagnosis decision support system. Wolter is scholar of EANS, member of STT-I, NANDA-I, EARLI and board member of the Dutch nursing organisation in nursing Diagnosis, Interventions and Outcomes, VDIR.

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