Prof. CHIEN was graduated from his Ph.D. in Nursing at King’s College London, United Kingdom and obtained the grandfather fellowship of Hong Kong Academy of Nursing in Education and Research in 2012 and the Research Scholarship Award (Community Leader), Pi Iota Chapter, The Sigma Theta Tau International Honour Society of Nursing in 2009. Prof. Chien is a professor in mental health nursing and Associate Head (Research) in School of Nursing, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. He has secured over 30 health research grants and published over 130 scientific publications.
Prof. CHIEN has contributed to mental health promotion and care Hong Kong and Asia in the past 20 years by establishing psycho-education, motivational interviewing, mindfulness-based, and other psychosocial intervention programs to people with mental health problems and their family members.
) Nethersole School of Nursing Faculty of Medicine The Chinese University of Hong Kong Shatin Hong Kong
Dean Whitehead is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Nursing and Midwifery since January 2015 arriving after 10-years in New Zealand – and the UK prior to that. He sit on several international Executive Editorial / Advisory Journal Boards, including the Journal of Clinical Nursing, Nurse Education Today, International Journal of Orthopaedic and Trauma Nursing and ISRN – Nursing(International Scholarly Research Network).
His research interests in health promotion and health education theory and practice, health policy, public health and primary health care. He has over 150 theoretical/research publications in these fields and received the Emerald LiteratiNetwork ‘Highly Commended Award for Excellence 2006’
) Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences School of Nursing & Midwifery Sturt Campus Flinders University Adelaide Australia
Dr. Williamson obtained his doctorate (Ph.D.) from Plymouth University School of Nursing and Midwifery, where he is an Associate Professor/Senior Lecturer in Adult Nursing. Much of his teaching concerns evidence and nursing practice, and he is responsible for supporting students in clinical practice at the Royal Devon and Exeter Foundation NHS Trust. He has published extensively on issues of student support as well as other areas of clinical nursing. He has co-authored texts on undergraduate project planning and action research.
Dr Williamson is Associate Editor of The Open Nursing Journal.
) The Exeter School of Nursing WESC Foundation Site Plymouth University Plymouth UK
Dr. Catherine Aquino-Russell completed her B.Sc.N. from Lakehead University, Thunder Bay, Ontario; a critical care nursing certificate from the Health Sciences Center, Winnipeg, Manitoba; a Master’s degree in Nursing from the University of Manitoba, Winnipeg; and a PhD in Nursing from Curtin University, Perth, Western Australia while living in Indonesia. She has held numerous education, leadership, and administration positions in hospitals and universities in Canada. She presently holds the position of professor and past BN Program Director, Faculty of Nursing, University of New Brunswick, Moncton Campus. She is also a Reconnective Healing ® foundational practitioner and certified in Thai Massage.
) Faculty of Nursing-Moncton Campus University of New Brunswick, Moncton Fredericton, NB Canada
Dr. Huey-Shys Chen received a Ph.D in Nursing from the University of Texas, Austin. Dr. Chen was named a fellow of the American Academy of Nursing (AAN) for her successful nursing career accomplishment. She has published numerous journal articles related to her research and presented her research widely at research conferences and invited presentations. Dr. Chen is also a Fulbright Specialist Scholar. Currently, Dr. Chen serves as associate Dean of Research and Scholarship in College of Nursing at University of Toledo.
) School of Nursing University of Toledo Toledo, OH USA
Ayman Hamdan-Mansour is a professor in psychiatric nursing. He obtained his PhD from Pittsburgh university school of nursing. Currently he is a professor in psychiatric mental health nursing at the school of nursing, the University of Jordan. His research interest is in substance use, psychiatric nursing care, youth mental health, child and women abuse, and primary mental health care. He has more than 100 theoretical and research articles in this field. He received many awards as distinguished researcher at national and regional level for his research and scientific contribution.
) School of Nursing The University of Jordan Amman Jordan
Dr. Hyun obtained a doctorate (Ph.D.) in Nursing from the Yonsei University, Seoul, South Korea. Dr. Hyun also studied postdoctoral course in University of California, San Francisco. Currently Dr. Hyun is working as a professor and chairman in the College of Nursing, Ajou University, South Korea. She has published more than 80 scientific publications.
Dr. Hyun is currently the editor of this journal, published by Bentham Science Publishers.
) College of Nursing Ajou University Gyeonggi-do S. Korea
Regina has practiced nursing in Canada and Hong Kong. She is currently a full Professor in Nursing at the School of Nursing and Midwifery, University of Newcastle, Australia. Her research focus on health and development of Child & Adolescent Care. She is the founder and President of Hong Kong School Nurses Association and the Vice President of the Hong Kong College of Paediatric Nursing. Regina is collaborating with WHO and regional experts to conduct research on adolescents’ health and development, especially for children with special health needs. She has developed a Master Program on Child & Adolescent Speciality.
) School of Nursing and Midwifery University of Newcastle Newcastle Australia
Dr Patricia Leahy-Warren is a Senior lecturer, Director of Postgraduate Education and Chair of the Maternal and Infant Health Research Theme at Catherine McAuley School of Nursing and Midwifery at UCC. She is a registered nurse, midwife, and public health nurse and an honours graduate from the School of Nursing and Midwifery in UCC. She holds postgraduate degrees in Public Health Nursing, Masters and PhD in the area of Maternal and Infant Health. Much of her teaching concerns evidence and nursing and midwifery research. She has co-authored texts on theory and conceptual analysis of social support. She has published over 50 peer scientific publications. She is on the Editorial Board of the Open Nursing Journal as well as reviewing papers for a wide range of journals.
) School of Nursing and Midwifery Brook field Health Sciences Complex Munster Ireland
Dr Wilkinson has a PhD in Vertebrate Physiology form Macquarie University, Sydney where she investigated the impact of caffeine on embryo development. Dr Wilkinson also has postgraduate qualifications in higher education. Dr wilkinson has research interests in education, particularly of health professionals, and the use and pharmacology of complementary medicines. She has published over 80 scientific papers and is an Associate Editor for BMC Alternative and Complementary Medicine and Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine, as well as reviewing papers for a wide range of journals.
) School of Biomedical Sciences Charles Sturt University Sydney Australia
I. James School of Health Sciences Örebro University Örebro Sweden
Zenobia has about 20 years of university teaching experiences. She is a nurse educationalist, her expertise centers on teaching and learning, critical thinking, creativity, teaching innovations, student-centered approach for enquiry. Her research methodological expertise – Qualitative approaches (e.g. grounded theory, case studies, feminist research, phenomenology, ethnography, autoethnography, autobiography, narrative study, postmodernist approach, and metaphorical inquiry.
) School of Nursing The Hong Kong Polytechnic University Kowloon Hong Kong
Professor of F.A. Gary has done MS in Psychiatric Nursing (Child and Adolescent) and Anthropology, Saint Xavier College, Chicago, IL
And EdD, Special Education and Anthropology, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL. She is a Fellow, Academic Administration, American Council on Education, Georgetown University, Washington, DC and
Fellow, National Leadership Fellowship, W.K. Kellogg Foundation, Battle Creek, MI. her research interest in Prevention of Mental Health Problems, High Risk Behaviors, Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity in Children, Depression in African-Americans, Homeless & Runaway Youth. She has published 63 documents with 1652 Citations and having h-index 17.
) Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing Case Western Reserve University Cleveland, OH USA
Dr HE Hong-Gu is an Associate Professor working at the Alice Lee Centre for Nursing Studies, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore. She is the Programme Director for the Women and Children Health Care Research Programme at the department. She has received over two million research grants from various grant organisations including MOH, NMRC, Singapore Cancer Society, National Kidney Foundation. She has published over 130 peer-reviewed journal articles. Her main research areas include children’s perioperative care, women and maternal health and chronic diseases management. She has supervised over 10 MSc/PhD students and over 40 honours students.
) Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine National University of Singapore Singapore Singapore
Dr. Claudia KY LAI is presently an Honorary Professor at the School of Nursing (SN), The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU), Hong Kong SAR. Her main research focus is towards dementia care (intellectual impairment), with a special focus on cognitive assessment and health, and on non-pharmacological interventions to mitigate the behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia. The ultimate goal is to promote the health and well-being of patients and families. The dominant conceptual framework governing the design and development of her research programme on dementia care is an enhanced communication model (which began with her doctoral thesis in 2003).
) School of Nursing (SN) The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) Hong Kong China
Lon J. Van Winkle earned his Ph.D. in Biochemistry from Wayne State University in 1975, and he joined the faculty at Midwestern University in 1979. He retired as Professor and Chair of Biochemistry at that institution in August 2015 and is currently Professor of Medical Humanities at Rocky Vista University. Dr. Van Winkle is a member of several professional societies including the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, the International Association of Medical Science Educators and the Gold Humanism Honor Society.
) Department of Medical Humanities Rocky Vista University Parker, CO USA
Prof. Albert Westergren, Registered Nurse (1989) obtained a doctorate (Ph.D.) in the field of neuroscience at Lund University (LU, 2001). In 2006 he became associate professor (docent) in LU. Since 2009 he is a chair professor in nursing at Kristianstad University, Sweden. His main focus in research is within the field of nutrition as well as in psychometrics. He has about 100 scientific papers.
Prof. Westergren has a special interest in nursing history, which seems natural since he is the third generation of nurses (after his grandmother and mother who became nurses in 1911 and 1949 respectively).
) School of Health and Society Kristianstad University College Kristianstad Sweden
R. M. Barría Faculty of Medicine Universidad Austral de Chile Valdivia Chile
Dr. Ferry Efendi did Master of Science in Healthcare Administration from College of Healthcare Sciences, Asia University Taiwan in 2011. He obtained his PhD in Nursing from Institute of Allied Health Sciences, College of Medicine, National Cheng Kung University Taiwan in 2017. Since 2006, he is a Faculty member at Faculty of Nursing, Airlangga University, Indonesia.
) Faculty of Nursing Airlangga University Surabaya Indonesia
Alvaro Sousa is a nurse, and has focused his work in the area of infectious diseases. In this area it is highlighted in the themes Prevention and Control of Health care associated infections, Sexually Transmitted Infections and Microbiology. It has more than 40 articles published in renowned periodicals abroad and is part of the Rede Iberoamerica de Editoração em Enfermagem (REDEdit- https://www.braziliannursing.com.br/rededit/), financed and supported by the World Health Organization.
) Ribeirão Preto School of Nursing University of São Paulo São Paulo Brazil
Dr. Hanan M. M. Tork is currently the Director of research center and Associate Professor Of pediatric Nursing at the department of Maternal & Child Health, College of nursing, Qassim University, KSA. She is also Assistant professor of Pediatric Nursing at the Faculty of Nursing, Zagayig University, Egypt. She did her PhD in nursing from the Charity Medical University, Berlin, Germany in the year 2007.
) College of Nursing Qassim University Qassim Saudi Arabia