Senior Lead Nurse for Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Lead
South Eastern HSC Trust
Brenda started nurse training at the Royal Victoria Hospital, Belfast in 1986 and on qualifying as a RGN began her career across a range of services in South Eastern HSC Trust. Brenda took up post as Patient Safety Officer in 2005 and is currently the Lead for Patient Safety and Quality Improvement.
Brenda has completed the IHI Patient Safety Officer Programme a PGC in Patient Safety and Clinical Risk Management, a PGD in Health and Social Care Management and Clinical Microsystems Coaching at Dartmouth Institute, Vermont. Brenda is also an IHI Improvement Advisor and is a faculty member within the Institute for Healthcare Improvement Coaching Programme.
Brenda was twice was awarded the Chief Nursing Officers award for Patient Safety at the RCN Nurse of the Year awards in Northern Ireland in 2007 and 2014.Brenda leads the organisation through a number of collaborative improvement programmes along with leading on the development of a Quality Improvement Academy within the South Eastern Trust to build Improvement Science capacity and capability at all levels of the organisation.
Assistant Director of Nursing: Safe and Effective Care
South Eastern Health and Social Care Trust
Linda started nurse training at the South College of Nursing in Belfast in 1987, registered as a nurse in 1990 and completed a BSC Hons in Nursing in 1999. She worked across a range of acute hospital settings in Northern Ireland before working as a District Nursing Sister and then a Care Management Team Leader. In 2008, Linda took up post as a Governance Manager in the South Eastern HSC Trust where she completed a PGD in Health and Social Care and a Masters in Public Administration in 2011. Since 2011 she has worked as Assistant Director of Nursing: Safe & Effective Care in SET.
In 2015/16 she completed the IHI Improvement Advisor Programme and is passionate about embedding a Quality Improvement approach in operational working and strategy development. Most recently, Linda graduated in the Aspiring Nurse Directors Programme with London South Bank University in September 2019.
Guillaume is Director of Research at Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC) Ambulance Service (Doha, Qatar), Adjunct Professor of Education in Medicine at Weill Cornell Qatar, Visiting Fellow at Northumbria University in Newcastle upon Tyne and Professor of Simulation in Healthcare Education at the University of Hertfordshire in the UK. He is still affiliated to the University of Hertfordshire, where he designed and managed a large multiprofessional clinical simulation centre, and for whom he now supervises PhD students. He is a long standing member of several healthcare simulation-based education societies in UK, Europe, and the USA, including the International Nursing Association for Clinical Simulation and Learning.
His involvements have included the accreditation of simulation programmes, and certification of educators, and being their conference organizing committee chair. Guillaume has contributed to many simulation-related, clinical, and engineering peer reviewed publications, book chapters, and two books on debriefing. He has editorial board responsibilities with 7 journals, including Simulation in Healthcare, BMC Advances in Simulation, Simulation in Healthcare, BMJ Simulation and Technology Enhanced Learning, Clinical Simulation in Nursing.
He has received several awards for his innovative work in relation to learning and teaching. Some of his recent simulation-related activities, sometimes in collaboration with Qatar University, pertain to Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO) team-training and technology development, nursing leadership management, preparing and running large scale major incident simulation exercises for emergency services and hospitals, and the use of virtual reality simulation to test ambulance configurations. Throughout his career Guillaume has used nearly all simulation modalities (Patient simulator, simulated patients/actors, mental modelling, screen-based applications, table tops…), but having supported teams in various parts of the world over the last decade, he has developed a particular interest in low-cost simulation methods when it comes to initial training and continuing professional development as a key stepping stone prior to using more technology enhanced simulation education approaches.
Prof. Silviya Borisova, PhD, is a head of the Nursing care department at Faculty of Public Health, at Varna Medical University “Prof. Paraskev Stoyanov”.
She is a coordinator of “Erasmus +” project for student and lecturer mobility. She takes part at a UNICEF project for elaborating of Maternal and Child Health Centre in Shumen and Sliven counties. Silviya Borisova has been trained at 27 specialized and professional orientated courses and seminars, organized by international institutions (European Social fund, UNICEF). Her first foreign specialization is in Serbia – Training of trainers from the Central and Eastern Europe region and states of Commonwealth of Independent States, and the second specialization is within the frame of PHARE project – training of Nurses in France.
Prof. Borisova took part in 9 research and training projects, accomplished in Bulgaria by International institutions as World Bank, European Social fund, Operational Programme Human Resources Development, American red cross, Netherlands’ Fund for Regional Partnership – MATRA, United States Agency for International Development.
Prof. Silviya Borisova is a supervisor of 9 PhD students of the Management of Healthcare.
Her professional interests are in the field of innovation in the education of nurses and other medical professionals, good practices at the health care system; health promotion (role of the medical professional at the health education).
Prof. Borisova is a part of the editorial board of Health care journal, as well as of the International Advisory Board of Scientific electronic journal "Health Academy Kastamonu", Kastamonu University and University of Health Sciences Journal of Nursing, Istanbul, Turkey.
Stacy Johnson is an Associate Professor at the University of Nottingham in the School of Health Sciences. After training as a nurse and completing a BSc in Health Studies at the University of Manchester, she read for a Master’s degree in Economic and Quantitative Methods in Healthcare.
Stacy is in demand as an advisor and speaker equality, diversity and inclusion, leadership, innovation and entrepreneurship in the Higher Education, health and social care sectors. She was a 2011-2012 Mary Seacole Leadership Scholar and a 2016 Florence Nightingale Foundation research scholar. She is member of the Mary Seacole Leadership and Development Awards Steering Group funded by health Education England and a Trustee of the Foundation of Nursing Studies. Since 2012, Stacy has advised successive Chief Nursing Officers for England on matters affecting black and minority ethnic (BME) patients and staff as a member of the Chief Nursing Officer’s BME Advisory Group. Stacy has developed an exemplary reputation for capacity and capability building in the international Higher Education sector. She has been involved in advising on curriculum reform, faculty development and leadership development in nurse education in the UK, China, India and the Caribbean.
Stacy’s research on Inclusive Leadership centres around two strands. Developing the leadership identity of leaders at the margins e.g. BME leaders and youth/student/junior/emergent leaders and developing the cultural humility and cultural competence of positional leaders of all ethnicities through Revere Mentoring for Equality Diversity and Inclusion, (The ReMEDI Project). In 2014 the National Junior Leadership Academy for Student Nurses, which Stacy founded, won the Student Nursing Times Award for Teaching Innovation of the Year. This has evolved into the EU funded European Junior Leadership Academy for Student Nurses and Midwives, which won a Higher Education Academy, Collaborative Award for Teaching Excellence in 2018.
Stacy is the co –chair of the University of Nottingham’s Race Equality Charter (REC) Self-assessment Team. In this role, she is leading the University community through a comprehensive, in-depth and strategic reflection on its record and ambitions for the experience and success BME staff and students. She was a member of Advance HE, Equality Challenge Unit’s, national working group convened to advise on implementation of REC.
In 2013 Stacy was included in the Health Service Journal’s list of 50 BME Pioneers in recognition of her contribution to the UK health sector. Judges described her as “…a powerful trainer and coach”. She was appointed Member of the British Empire in the 2019 New Year’s Honours list for services to healthcare and higher education equality, diversity and inclusion.
Dr. Flodén is an Assistant Professor at Gothenburg University and also a Clinical Researcher & Director of Research, Development and Education, at Södra Älvsborg Hospital, Sweden. She has over 40 years of experience working in the medical field as an ICU-nurse, Nurse Anesthetist, Transplant Coordinator in organ donation, and Trauma Coordinator. She is still clinically active at Södra Älvsborg Hospital.
Dr. Flodén has served for over 15 years as a Senior Lecturer at Gothenburg University and in 2011 she completed her doctoral degree with a dissertation investigating attitudes toward organ donor advocacy in the ICU. Her Post-doctorate research focuses on instrument development and professional and organizational development within the organ donation process. This research is ongoing both nationally and internationally with Dr. Flodén’s questionnaire, Flodén ATODAI, having been translated and cross-culturally adapted into both English and Spanish.
In her research Dr. Floden has collaborated with many prominent institutions. Dr. Flodén has served as Research Director and International Director on the Board for the International Transplant Nurses Society and acted as Co-chair in 2011 for the 20th annual ITNS symposium held in Gothenburg. She serves on the EDTCO board, and committees for well-known organ donation and transplant organizations such as EDTCO, ELPAT, and ISODP. In 2019 Dr. Flodén and team partnered with the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses to apply the Flodén ATODAI in a national study in the United States. Dr. Flodén is also collaborating with the Hospital Clinic Barcelona and the Hospital Italiano de Buenos Aires to implement the Spanish version of Flodén ATODAI.
In Sweden Dr. Flodén’s research has expanded to also investigate attitudes toward organ donor advocacy among perioperative professionals. Dr. Flodén has several nationally commissions of trust e.g. for the Swedish Government, where she was assigned as an expert by the Minister of Social Affairs in the government investigation of organ donation, and for the National Board of Health and Welfare.
Dr. Flodén has published several scientific articles regarding organ donation advocacy and is frequently invited nationally and internationally as a lecturer in the field of organ donation.
Renate Tewes gained valuable hands-on experience as a nurse in a range of fields, including oncology and psychiatry. During her studies of psychology, she worked at the intensive care unit for urology and otorhinolaryngology. For the duration of 15 years she taught psychology at a nurse’s training school in Bremen and was appointed academic staff at the University of Bremen in the teaching degree Nursing and Care. In 2002, she was appointed professor at the University of Applied Sciences for Social Work, Education and Care and developed the new degree nursing sciences/nursing management. In 2008, she founded her own consulting firm CROWN COACHING international and delivers training for leading managers in German and English language. She received her official status to train others in Case and Care Management in 2004 with the DGCC.
Renate Tewes teaches in the areas of nursing research, nursing theories, guiding processes in nursing, and case- and disease management at the University of Bremen, the University of
Minneapolis (USA), the University of Applied Sciences for Social Work, Education and Care, at the Medical School Hamburg and at the Medical School Berlin.