New Head of Faculty of Nursing
From August 1st, Gísli Kort Kristófersson is the new head of the Faculty of Nursing at University of Akureyri. His predecessor of three years was Sigfríður Inga Karlsdóttir who was the head of the Faculty of Nursing. The new vice head of the Faculty of Nursing is Margrét Hrönn Svavarsdóttir, associate professor.
Gísli worked as a Clinical Nurse Specialist in Adult Psychiatry in community mental health from 2008 to 2012 in an underserved neighbourhood in Minneapolis, MN, and in private practice from 2012 to 2014 in Minneapolis, MN. Upon his return to Iceland in August 2014 Gísli has practiced as a PMHCNS in both a hospital and private practice setting.
Gísli was awarded his PhD in Nursing from the University of Minnesota in August 2012. During his graduate studies, Gísli worked extensively with the University of Minnesota Center for Spirituality & Healing and completed a Graduate Minor in Complementary and Healing Practices from the Center. Both his research and clinical interests lie in the field of integrative mental health. His most recent research focuses on the adaption and efficacy of a mindfulness based intervention for persons suffering from traumatic brain injury and substance use disorders.
Besides his faculty position at the University of Akureyri, Gísli currently holds adjunct faculty positions at the University of Minnesota School of Nursing, and University of Minnesota Center for Spirituality and Healing as an Assistant Professor as well as an adjunct faculty position at the University of Iceland.