Professor Sarah Cowley
Professor of Community Practice Development, King’s College London
Sarah Cowley worked in practice, first as a nurse, then a health visitor, for 25 years, before joining the academic staff of King’s College London in 1992; she was appointed as Professor of Community Practice Development five years later. Sarah has published widely, mainly to report research projects that reflect her professional background in health visiting and interest in public health and positive health, especially in relation to needs assessment, families and the social environment. Recent books include a co-authored update of the ‘Principles of Health Visiting’ and second edition of ‘Community Public Health in Policy and Practice.’ She has been adviser to research projects in Brazil and Ireland, also visiting Japan, Australia and New Zealand to lecture, speak at conferences and develop collaborations. At home, she is a past chair of Community Practitioners and Health Visitors Association (CPHVA) and former vice-chair of the Queen’s Nursing Institute. At present, she chairs the health visiting special interest group at UK Public Health Association, and is a member of the expert reference group for the national Programme for Action on Health Visiting. Now semi-retired, she enjoys exploring the coast and countryside around Bournemouth with her family and two young grandchildren. http://myprofile.cos.com/S124021COn
Dr. Nancy Edwards, RN, PhD, FCAHS
Professor, School of Nursing, and the Department of Epidemiology and Community Medicine, University of Ottawa
Dr. Edwards obtained her undergraduate nursing degree from the University of Windsor and completed graduate studies in epidemiology at McMaster University and McGill University. She is Scientific Director, Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Institute of Population and Public Health; Professor, School of Nursing and Department of Epidemiology and Community Medicine, University of Ottawa; Principal Scientist, Institute of Population Health at the University of Ottawa; and Senior Scientist, Élisabeth Bruyère Research Institute. Nancy’s clinical and research interests are in the fields of public and population health. Currently, Nancy is Principal Investigator for one of the research teams funded by the Global Health Research Initiative. The goal of this multidisciplinary program is to contribute to health systems strengthening for HIV and AIDS in sub-Saharan Africa and the Caribbean.
María Claudia Duque-Páramo
Professor, Department of Collective Health, School of Nursing
Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Bogotá, Colombia
María Claudia Duque- Páramo is a Full Professor at the School of Nursing of the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Bogotá (Colombia) where she also was the Director of Department in Nursing Collective Health (1996-1997). She earned a Ph.D. in anthropology from the University of South Florida, a MSc in Community Psychology, from the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, a specialization in pediatrics nursing from the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, and bachelor in nursing from the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana. Her teaching experience in Colombia, United States and Spain, include courses on Health and Culture; Qualitative Research; Social Determinants of Health; Health Promotion; Applied Anthropology; Anthropology of Illness, Pediatric Nursing, Cultural Anthropology, and Introduction to Anthropology. Her research experience includes several quantitative, qualitative and mixed research projects in Colombia and the United States of America. In Colombia, she has conducted research about: health care of Colombian Indigenous communities; impacts of the health reform in Colombian; and several projects on community child health. In the United States, she developed participative and ethnographic research with Colombian immigrant children about their food changes. She also participated as member of the team of the University of South Florida in “The Partnership for Citrus Worker Health”, a community-based project in social marketing. Her current research on childhood and migration aims at understanding children´s experiences and impacting social policy for improving children´s and migrant families´ lives. With this purpose, she is an active member on national and international networks on childhood and migration. Among her several publications, María Claudia has coauthored a book about health care of the indigenous communities in Colombia and several articles on her topics of research.
Dr. Linda Ogilvie
Professor, Faculty of Nursing, University of Alberta
Dr. Ogilvie obtained her undergraduate nursing degree from the University of Toronto in Ontario, Canada and completed her graduate studies in International/Intercultural Education at the University of Alberta. She joined the Faculty of Nursing in 1983. Her clinical experience is primarily in the fields of pediatrics/child health nursing and community health nursing. She taught nursing in Papua New Guinea for several years during the 1970s and has a strong interest in international and intercultural health. Along with undergraduate teaching in our context-based learning curriculum, she has taught graduate courses in teaching in nursing practice, transforming nursing practice, international/ intercultural nursing and health, and migration and health in the Canadian context. Her research interests include qualitative research methods, case study research, action research, survey research, and immigrant child and family health. She has been Co-Director of the Prairie Metropolis Centre since 2007 and from 1999 to 2006 was Canadian Director of a CIDA-funded project to develop and implement a MPhil(Nursing) program at the University of Ghana. Dr. Ogilvie’s complete bio is available at http://www.nursing.ualberta.ca/staff/faculty/logilvie.aspx.