Organizing Committee

Organizing Committee

Rose E. Constantino

University of Pittsburgh, USA

Rose E. Constantino, PhD, JD, RN, FAAN, FACFE, is an Associate Professor and Fulbright Scholar at the University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing, Department of Health and Community Systems. She teaches Forensic Nursing based on the content of a book she co-edited “Forensic Nursing: Evidence-based Principles and Practice published by F. A. Davis in 2013. Her pro bono family law practice representing vulnerable clients in court is founded on her research on the consequences of Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) on the physical and mental health and social justice, safety and well-being of women, men and children worldwide. Her current research is in evaluating the effectiveness of Online and Mobile delivery of health interventions to survivors of IPV as a disruptive innovation: Health, Education, and Legal Promotion plus Physical Activity (HELP+AP) in building healthy relationships and preventing or repeating IPV. She is the 2016 recipient of the ANA Jessie M. Scott Award for excellence in integrating nursing research, practice and education, a 2016-2017 STTI Mentor for the Gerontological Nursing Leadership Academy and a 2016 Fulbright Scholar. ________________________________________

Alison Burton Shepherd

Vocare Group, UK

Mrs Alison Burton Shepherd is a Senior Lecturer in Adult Nursing at De Montfort University Leicester UK. In 2010 she became a Queens Nurse, which is an award given for excellence in Nursing Care within the Community Setting. She works as an Advanced Nurse Practitioner and is an Independent Nurse Prescriber. Mrs Burton-Shepherd is also a specialist Nurse advisor for the care quality commission

Souzan Hawala-Druy

Howard University, USA

Nursing instructor Souzan Hawala-Druy knows why today’s teachers need to be culturally competent, i.e., capable of successfully teaching students from diverse cultures. She not only demonstrates cultural competence when she teaches, but she teaches cultural competence. For instance, she teaches the graduate course Cultural Diversity and Social Issues to nurse practitioners. Moreover, with the help of a grant from the University’s Health Science Initiative to Promote Excellence in Teaching, she developed the interdisciplinary course Culturally Congruent Care for Clinical Health Professions. Since then the course has been recommended as a possible interdisciplinary core course for Health Sciences students.

Amanda Driffield

University of Leeds, UK

Amanda qualified as an RGN in 1986 and has worked in a wide range of specialities. In 2005 Amanda was appointed as achildrens nursing lecturer in 2005. Over this 10 year period Amanda has shared her nursing experiences with student nurses, especially in relation to childrens long term conditions, transition to adult services and supporting the student with transition to a qualified practitioner. In 2010 Amanda led a scoping project to ascertain the viability of a Cert HE for Assistant practitioners, this programme has successfully run for 4 years. This programme of study is now a 2 year Foundation degree.