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Editorial Board

Dr Betty Mousikou, Editor

BMBetty is the Editor of BMC Nursing. Betty did first a BA in Primary Education at Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, then an MA in Speech and Language Therapy, an MA in Cognitive Neuropsychology, and a BA in Linguistics at Complutense University of Madrid. She then moved to Sydney to do a PhD in Cognitive Science at Macquarie University. Before joining BMC, Betty worked in academia for 10 years: she was a Marie-Curie Experienced Researcher at Bangor University, a British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow at Royal Holloway, University of London, and a Research Scientist at the Max Planck Institute for Human Development and the University of Göttingen.

Senior Editorial Board Members

Professor Bridget Johnston FRCN

BridgNew Content Itemet Johnston is a clinical academic and holds the post Clinical Professor of Nursing and Palliative Care at University of Glasgow. This is a joint post between the University of Glasgow and NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde in Scotland. She is also Director of Research for the School of Medicine, Dentistry and Nursing. Professor Johnston is a registered nurse and has a clinical, educational and research background in palliative and end of life care. Furthermore, she leads a palliative care research group at the University of Glasgow. The work of the group is underpinned by patient and public involvement. Professor Johnston supports a number of PhD students from across the world doing palliative care studies and is also involved in supporting and building capacity in nurse clinical academics. Professor Johnston has published widely, with over 100 peer reviewed publications. She tweets as @BridgetJohnst

Professor Adelais Markaki

AdelaNew Content Item (1)is Markaki is Professor at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) School of Nursing, and Co-Director of the PAHO/WHO Collaborating Center for International Nursing. Dr. Markaki combines an advanced practice background in public/community health nursing with a medical anthropologist’s perspective of global health. Her international career spans over clinical, administrative, and academic positions both in the USA and her home country, Greece. As a health systems’ researcher, she studies nursing contributions to primary health care and global health, with a focus on capacity building, collaborative practice, interprofessional teaching, and compassionate care. She has extensively mentored nursing/medical/public health students, medical residents, and professional nurses. In 2020, she was inducted as a Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing. Since 2014, she has served as Associate Editor, Section Editor, and Senior Editorial Board Member for BMC Nursing.

Professor Pammla Petrucka

Pammla Petrucka is a New Content ItemProfessor at the College of Nursing, University of Saskatchewan, a visiting Professor with the AKU-SONAM (Pakistan), and an adjunct professor with Nelson Mandela African Institution of Science and Technology (Tanzania). As a nurse scientist, Pammla has worked primarily in the area of global health with a focus on ‘populations with potential’ (often referred to as marginalized populations), specifically women and homeless youth.  She has been involved as a volunteer with Academics without Borders for nearly a decade with a keen interest in building the next generation of African science by/with African scientists. She has supervised or co-supervised over 50 masters and PhDs on 4 continents. She has served as a Section Editor and Senior Editorial Board                                        Member for BMC Nursing since mid-2016.

Professor Virginia Plummer

New Content ItemVirginia Plummer is a Professor of Nursing at the School of Health at Federation University Australia. Virginia’s research interests include emergency and disaster nursing management, intensive care, nursing informatics, midwifery, health service evaluation and associated policy. Virginia has analysed almost two million nursing hours in three countries to explore the cost of nursing care. She has supervised 26 PhD students and 60 HDR students to                                                          completion.

Professor Francisco Sampaio

Francisco Sampaio is a Senior Editorial Board Member of BMC Nursing. He is an Assistant Professor at the Nursing School of Porto,New Content Item Portugal, as well as a Doctorate Integrated Researcher at CINTESIS - Center for Health Technology and Services Research' "NursID: Innovation & Development in Nursing" research group (Porto, Portugal). Francisco Sampaio holds a Master in Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing, a PhD in Nursing Sciences and a Postdoctoral Fellowship. He is a Registered Psychiatric and Mental Health Nurse, and he is currently the President of the Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing Speciality Board of the Portuguese Council of Nurses (2020-2023). He is also a member of the Northern Portugal Regional Coordination of Mental Health. Francisco Sampaio's current research interests are anxiety, psychotherapeutic intervention, nursing taxonomies, and psychiatric and mental health nursing.

Dr Betty Mousikou, BMC, Germany

Senior Editorial Board Members
Bridget Johnston, University of Glasgow, UK
Adelais Markaki, University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA
Pammla Petruka, University of Saskatchewan, Canada
Virginia Plummer, Federation University Australia, Australia
Francisco Sampaio, Nursing School of Porto, Portugal

Editorial Board Members
Agani Afaya, University of Health and Allied Sciences, Ho, Volta Region, Ghana
Obrey Alexis, Oxford Brookes University, United Kingdom
Omar Al Omari, Sultan Qaboos University, Oman
Mohammad Al Qadire, Al Al-Bayt University, Jordan
Majed Alamri, University of Hafr Albatin, Saudi Arabia
Elisa Ambrosi, University of Bologna, Italy
Konstantinos Antypas, SINTEF Digital, Norway
Márcio Flávio Araújo, Oswaldo Cruz Foundation, Brazil
Foroozan Atashzadeh-Shoorideh, University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
Hassan Babamohamadi, Semnan University of Medical Sciences and Health Services, Iran
Cara Bailey, University of Birmingham, UK
Jonathan Bayuo, Presbyterian University College, Ghana
Iwona Bodys-Cupak, Jagiellonian University Medical College, Poland
Leona Cilar Budler, University of Maribor Faculty of Health Sciences, Slovenia
Myriam Cadet, SUNY Downstate Medical Center, USA
Kaara Ray Calma, Deakin University, Australia
Federica Canzan, University of Verona, Italy
Cristina Casals, University of Cadiz, Spain
Jane Currie, Queensland University of Technology, Australia
Alberto Dal Molin, University of Piemonte Orientale, Italy
Angelo Dante, University of L'Aquila, Italy
Beata Dobrowolska, Medical University of Lublin, Poland 
Jayne Donaldson, University of Stirling, UK
Steve Frost, Western Sydney University, Australia
Tove Godskesen, Uppsala University, Sweden
Sagrario Gómez Cantarino, University of Castilla-La Mancha, Spain
Juan Gómez-Salgado, University of Huelva, Spain
Emina Hadziabdic, Linnaeus University, Sweden
Mu-Hsing Ho, Taipei Medical University, Taiwan
Lillian Hung, University of British Columbia, Canada
Sangchoon Jeon, Yale School of Nursing, USA
Younhee Jeong, Kyung Hee University, Korea, Republic of (South Korea)
Abigail Kusi Amponsah, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Ghana
Richard Kyle, University of Exeter, United Kingdom
Carmen La Cerra, University of L'Aquila, Italy
Carlos Laranjeira, School of Health Sciences - Polytechnic Institute of Leiria, Portugal
Juan M. Leyva-Moral, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Spain
Sok Ying Liaw, National University of Singapore, Singapore
Xian-Liang Liu, Charles Darwin University, Australia
Luís Carlos Lopes-Júnior, Universidade Federal do Espírito Santo, Brazil
Cedric Mabire, University Of Lausanne, Switzerland
Lufuno Makhado, University of Venda, South Africa
Daniela Mecugni, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy
Dragana Milutinović, University of Novi Sad; Faculty of Medicine, Department of Nursing, Serbia
Gary Mitchell, Queen's University Belfast, United Kingdom
Anthony Montgomery, University of Macedonia, Greece
Lynne Nemeth, Medical University of South Carolina, USA
Nokuthula Nkosi-Mafutha, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa
Domingo Palacios-Ceña, Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, Spain
Patrick Palmieri, Universidad Norbert Wiener, Peru
Hossein Rafiei, Qazvin University of Medical Sciences, Iran
Azad Rahmani, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Iran
Ashley Shepherd, University of Stirling, UK
Shefaly Shorey, National Univeristy of Singapore, Singapore
Sandra Siedlecki, Cleveland Clinic, USA
Alessandro Stievano, Opi Centre of Excellence for Nursing Scholarship, Italy
Annelie Sundler, University of Borås, Sweden
Naomi Takemura, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR
Michele Talley, University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA
Marion Tower, University of Queensland, Australia
Peter Van Bogaert, University of Antwerp, Belgium
Wayne Varndell, University of Technology Sydney, Australia
Wenru Wang, National University of Singapore, Singapore
Graham Williamson, University of Plymouth, UK
Cate Wood, University of Plymouth, UK
Kourosh Zarea, Ahvaz Jundishapur University of Medical Sciences, Iran
Jun Zhang, Wuhan University School of Nursing, China

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