Academic staff

Academic staff

Åshild Fause
Åshild Fause,
Associate professor, University of Tromsø, Norway

Jan-Thore Lockertsen,
ph.d. student, University of Tromsø, Norway

Geir Lorem
Geir Lorem,
Professor; University of Tromsø, Norway

Christine Hallett
Christine Hallett,
Professor II, University of Manchester

Project manager Inger Marie Holm
Inger Marie Holm
Associate professor, University of Tromsø

Ingunn Elstad,


Tore Høgås
Web developer, University Hospital North of Norway


Rigmor Furu
ICT pedagogy, University Hospital North of Norway



Anna La Torre, University of Milan

Anna La Torre became a RN in 1994. She earned a Master in Health Management in 2001 and in Science of Nursing in 2008.

Currently she attends thaeFaculty og History, specialization in Christianity history.
She works as a self employed in clinical research teams and she teaches as an assistant at University of Milan, focusing on Nursing History.
Since 2011, she is a member of the Italian Society of the History of Nursing (So.ISAI) and Italian National Nurses Association (CNAI), Nursing History Chapter, representing Italian Nurses in European Association for the History of Nursing (EAHN).

Her recent publications of importance to the field are: “Nursing in the Sardini-Piedmontese Army during the Crimean” (2013) and “Florence Nightingale and the Risorgimento: Her way of thinking through her correspondence, 1837-1872” (2012). She also runs an column in the Nurses Council Journal.

Andrea Thiekotter, Germany

Gerard Fealy, University in Dublin


Gerard Fealy PhD, MEd, BNS, RGN, RPN, FFNRCSI

Gerard Fealy is Professor of Nursing and Associate Dean for Research, Innovation and Impact at the UCD School of Nursing, Midwifery and Health Systems. A former Dean of Nursing and Head of School at UCD, he is a UCD graduate with an honours bachelor’s degree in nursing (UCD, 1989), a master’s degree in education (UCD, 1995) and a PhD in education (UCD, 2003). A registered nurse, he has a background in medical and coronary intensive care nursing.

Professor Fealy is a researcher in the field of social gerontology. He is the Director of the National Centre for the Protection of Older People at UCD, leading a programme of research into aspects of abuse and mistreatment of older people and is currently leading a HRB-funded project on resilience in family caregiving. He is also a researcher and writer on policy in nursing and midwifery and has been principal investigator on several national studies on the development of the nursing and midwifery resource, including the National Review of the Scope of Practice Framework (NMBI) and the National Clinical Leadership Needs Analysis (HSE), and he has conducted studies leading to the development of national clinical guidelines on behalf of the Department of Health. He has secured research funding of €3.8m for 25 separate funded projects.

Professor Fealy is also a nursing historian and has published several books, including A History of Apprenticeship Nurse Training in Ireland, the seminal study of nurse training in Ireland (Routledge, 2006), The Adelaide Hospital School, 1859–2009 (Columba Press, 2009) and Equal Citizens: Sunbeam House Services, 1874–2014 (Sunbeam House Trust, 2014). He has also published the edited volume Care to Remember (Mercier, 2005) and, with Hallett and Malchau Dietz, co-edited Histories of Nursing Practice (MUP, 2015). He is a member of a several international committees, including the Coordinating Committee of the European Association for the History of Nursing (EAHN) and the Editorial Board of the Journal of Clinical Nursing.

Sylvelyn Haehner, Institute for the history of Medicine of  the Robert Bosch Stiftung

Tommy Dickinson, University of Manchester
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Jane Brooks, University of Machester

Susan Hawkins, University of London

Karen Nolte, University of Würzburg
PD Dr. Karen Nolte
Institut fuer Geschichte der Medizin, Universität Würzburg

Susanne Kreutzer, Fachhochschule Münster


Susanne Kreutzer is Professor of Nursing Ethics, Philosophy of Science and History at Münster University of Applied Sciences, School of Health, Germany, and Adjunct Professor at the University of Ottawa, Canada.

Her research focuses on the history of religious and secular nursing in the 20th century in Germany, the United States and Sweden.

Jorunn Mathisen, Østfold University College, Norway

Kristin Kavli Adriansen, University of Stavanger; Norway
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Degree and position: RN, Ph.D., Associate Professor
Employment: University of Stavanger, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Health Studies

Research focus:
History of Nursing; over all aspects and locally/regional situated nursing
Nursing traditions; Influence on education, work and nurses self-understanding
Gender, Calling, Discipline