HelenaL-K (2)Helena Leino-Kilpi is professor and chair, Head of the Department, University of Turku, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Nursing Science and Nurse director (part-time), Turku University Hospital. She is a registered nurse, master in educational sciences and PhD in nursing science. Her clinical expertise has been in intensive care nursing. Since 1990s, she has been working in the University. Her main teaching area is health care and nursing ethics, as well as research methods and supervision of PhD-students. She has supervised more than 50 graduated PhDs in nursing science and has been chairing the Finnish National Doctoral Network in Nursing Science since 2007. Her research is in three main areas: 1) health care ethics, 2) clinical nursing, especially patient education and quality of care, and 3) health care and nursing education, especially in competence of professionals. She has participated and chaired many international research projects, also funded by European Commission. In health care ethics, her interest has been in empirical and clinical ethics. She has produced knowledge in the field of patients’ rights, ethical competence of professionals and ethics education. and She has published around 450 scientific, referee-based publications. She has had/has many international academic duties, like research evaluations in different universities, memberships in advisory boards, tasks in research associations and memberships in editorial boards.