Teaching Faculty

Teaching Faculty – Personal Development
Professor Dr Daniela Mosoiu
Professor Dr Daniela Mosoiu trained as oncologist with subspecialty in palliative care. As Director for Education, National Strategy and Development at Hospice Casa Sperantei, Brasov and leader of the Romanian palliative care movement she supervises the educational programs, national development and advocacy work. She coordinates the master program at Transylvania University and is faculty in the LDI program in San Diego.
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Professor Dr Raymond Voltz
Professor Dr Raymond Voltz is a neurologist, took over the newly founded Chair for Palliative Medicine at the University Hospital at Cologne in 2004. He is one of the founding members of the German Society of Palliative Medicine and has been its vice president. He is member of different medical boards and reviewer in different national and international professional associations and journals.
Malina Dumitrescu
Malina Dumitrescu is the Director for Program Development and Public Relations and one of the founders of Hospice Casa Sperantei. She holds a Master Degree in palliative care. She is involved in writing and coordinating projects for Hospice Casa Sperantei, maintaining relationships with health and palliative care providers. She offers support for knowledge transfer to new palliative care services regarding organizational, administrative and legal aspects and is trainer since 2000.
Dr Gerrit Frerich
Dr Gerrit Frerich is a sociologist who conducted research in the field of social epidemiology at the School for Public Health at the University of Bielefeld, Germany and graduated trainings in coaching and project management. He has been a research assistant at the Centre for Palliative Medicine at the University Hospital Cologne since 2011. He is involved in research on patients’ desire for hastened death and is developing a training programme for health professionals in palliative care. He is the EUPCA course coordinator.
Teaching Faculty – Project Management
Dr Christine Kuch
Dr Christine Kuch, Dipl.-Psych., medcoaching – since 1994 solution focused consultant for organisational change and research projects in health care organisations in Germany and other European countries. Trainer for solution focused project management, leadership, cooperation and communication, for the German Medical Association and State Chambers, Charité, University Clinic of Cologne a.o
Professor Dr Raymond Voltz
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Teaching Faculty – Teamwork
Dr Malgorzata Krajnik
Dr Malgorzata Krajnik is a consultant physician in palliative medicine at the University Hospital in Bydgoszcz, Poland and the head of Chair of Palliative Care at Collegium Medicum of Nicolaus Copernicus University. She is the editor-in-chief of Advances in Palliative Medicine and Medycyna Paliatywna w Praktyce. She is the author of academic textbooks and articles in peer-reviewed journals.
Professor Ewa Jassem
Professor Ewa Jassem is a specialist in internal medicine, pulmonology and allergology. She heads the department of allergology and pulmonology at the Medical University of Gdańsk, Poland. She is an author of over 150 scientific publications and four text-books on pulmonology. She is also the initiator and co-ordinator of the innovative integrated care program for patients with advanced COPD.
Rev. Prof. Piotr Krakowiak
Rev. Prof. Piotr Krakowiak works at the NC University in Torun. Involved in hospice-palliative care since 1990 as volunteer, chaplain and volunteers coordinator. After studies in Italy and the US he worked as a psychologist and manager of a Hospice in Gdansk. With Hospice Foundation he supervised nationwide program “I like helping” for volunteers. His research concerns non-medical aspects of end-of-life care.
Dr Anna Janowicz
Dr Anna Janowicz is one of the graduates from the first EUPCA course whose expertise in palliative care will now be used to teach participants from the second cohort. She has completed a PhD in Social Pedagogy and Intercultural Education at Ignatianum Academy in Kraków. Previous to that she completed a Masters in Philology and Education. She has been lecturing at Nicolaus Copernicus University in Torun on the subject of ‘non-governmental organisations and volunteering in social work’ since 2011.
Agnieszka Paczkowska
Agnieszka Paczkowska is a psychologist with postgraduate studies in clinical psychology and psycho-oncology where she specialised in clinical psychology. She has been working in Fr. Dutkiewicz Hospice in Gdansk for 10 years, cooperating as educator with the Hospice Foundation. She conducts training courses in communication and support of bereaved. She is the author of several books about hospice-palliative care.
Katarzyna Lachut
Katarzyna Lachut is a physician in an outpatient clinic for psychogeriatric care in Pallmed, Sue Ryder Home in Bydgoszcz. She is Head of the Psychogeriatric Daily Ward with a main interest in psychoeducation and cognitive rehabilitation for patients with Alzheimer’s disease. She is a specialist in psychiatry. Her main areas of interests are dementia, community care and affective disorders in elderly.
Dr Katarzyna Skrzypińska
Katarzyna Skrzypińska is an assistant professor at the University of Gdańsk in Poland lecturing undergraduate students on topics such as psychology of communication, psychology of meaning of life and psychology of religion and spirituality. She is the founder of the Polish Society for the Psychology of Religion and Spirituality PSPRS. In 2013 she received two Polish national medals for her long standing service and work in education.
Alicja Stolarczyk
Alicja Stolarczyk has a Master in civil engineering. Between the years 2004 and 2010 she was a volunteer at the Hospice Foundation in Poland. Since 2010 she has held the position of President of the Hospice Foundation. She is the editor of several publications produced by the Hospice Foundation and coordinates and manages numerous charity projects.
Janusz Wojtacki
Janusz Wojtacki MD, PhD, radiation oncologist has been connected with Gdansk’s hospice movement for almost 26 years, is an author and co-author of more than 128 publications edited locally and abroad, is mostly interested in the supportive care iof oncological patients, and was voted by patients the best Doctor of Pomerania 2013.
Teaching Faculty – Research Methods as Applied to Palliative Care
Professor Irene Higginson OBE
Professor Irene Higginson OBE, Head of Department and Director of the Cicely Saunders Institute, King’s College London. She qualified in medicine from the University of Nottingham and has worked in a wide range of medical and university positions, including radiotherapy and oncology, in-patient and home hospice care, the Department of Health (England), and various universities.
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Dr Jonathan Koffman
Dr Jonathan Koffman, Senior Lecturer in Palliative Care, MSc Coordinator & Sub Dean of Taught Postgraduate Studies in the School of Medicine, King’s College London. Jonathan has a BSc in Social Administration and an MSc in Sociology with Special Reference to Medicine from Royal Holloway and Bedford New College. Jonathan’s previous work experience involved health services research and commissioning for several health authorities.
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Dr Catherine Evans
Dr Catherine Evans, NIHR Clinical Lecturer Palliative Care; Honorary Clinical Nurse Specialist Palliative Care Sussex Community NHS Trust. Dr Catherine Evans is an NIHR Clinical Lecturer and has a joint clinical academic post between Sussex Community NHS and the Cicely Saunders Institute. She is a qualified district nurse and health visitor, and works as a community clinical nurse specialist.
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Dr Katherine Bristowe
Dr Katherine Bristowe, Research Associate PhD in Linguistics at the University of Essex – a sociolinguistic analysis of doctor-patient interaction. Post-doctoral research posts at the University of the West of England (investigating teamwork, communication, and leadership in obstetric emergencies), and King’s College London (Advanced Renal Care Project, and AMBER care bundle evaluation project).
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Christina Ramsenthaler
Christina Ramsenthaler is a research assistant at Cicely Saunders Institute. She qualified in clinical psychology and clinical neuropsychology at Bremen University, Germany, in 2009. Christina also completed the MSc course in the Department of Palliative Care, Policy and Rehabilitation at King’s College London.
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Dr Lucy Selman
Lucy Selman is an international faculty scholar. She did her first degree in Philosophy at the University of Nottingham (1st; 2000), followed by an MPhil specialising in epistemology and the philosophy of science at Birkbeck College, University of London (2003). Lucy joined King’s as a Research Associate in 2005, completed the King’s Post-graduate Certificate in Palliative Care with distinction in 2006) and was awarded a PhD in Palliative Care in February 2012.
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Dr Fliss Murtagh
Fliss qualified in medicine in the UK in 1986. She initially trained in General Practice, and worked as a General Practitioner from 1992 – 2000, then undertook specialist training in palliative medicine between 2000 and 2004. She went on to undertake a PhD at King’s College London, on ‘Improving the quality of care of patients with Stage 5 Chronic Kidney Disease’ in the Department of Palliative Care, Policy & Rehabilitation at King’s College London. She then gained a HEFCE Clinical Senior Lectureship – one of the first nationally in Palliative Care. She is based at King’s College London and King’s College Hospital. Fliss has recently been named a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians in London and she received the academic title of Reader in Palliative Care in September 2014.
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Teaching Faculty – Advocacy
Professor Dr Daniela Mosoiu
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Professor Dr Liliana Rogozea
Professor Dr Liliana Rogozea, is Vice-rector at the Transylvania University, Brasov. Her teaching and research fields are counselling in ethics, health promotion and human behaviour. She has expertise in curriculum development, design of research methods in international project activities. She is a Public Health specialist and has competence in the management of health services, being also involved in educational projects.
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Nicoleta Mitrea
Nicoleta Mitrea, Director of Education and National Development – Nursing. Licensed in nursing and Master degree in palliative care, at present PhD student at Medicine Faculty, Transylvania University. She is involved as a coordinator and teacher in the palliative care nursing educational programs for specialized services at national and regional level, but also for other clinical and non-clinical staff.
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Malina Dumitrescu
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Laura Iosub
Laura Iosub, Public Relation Coordinator for Education and Development at HOSPICE Casa Sperantei (HCS) Postgraduate in Fundraising and Project Management Degree, she has been working for HCS since 1998. As Fundraising Director, she ran and coordinated local and national campaigns and events and proposed new and innovative ways for fundraising. She also teaches courses regarding organizational development.
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Camelia Ancuta
Camelia Ancuta began her career as a nurse in Romania following which she did a Masters in ‘Management and Strategies in Palliative Care”. She was a nurse at Hospice Casa Sperantei in Brasov from 2006-2013. As of 2013 she has been a nurse researcher in the National Education and Development Department of the Hospice. Since 2005 she has undertaken various teaching tasks the most recent of which being training nurses in an international transformational leadership programme.
Robert Veress
Robert Veress is a Romanian journalist. He is currently the senior editor of Puterea (The Power Daily) and editor in chief of Select News. Robert won The Great Prize of the First National Contest for Investigative Journalism in 2004 and The Great Prize of the Romanian Press Club in 2005. He has published hundreds of investigative feature stories some of which were followed by official investigations leading to changes in the law and in the way that laws were applied.