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Teaching Experience

I have been employed at the Department of Health and Nursing Science since 2005 after finishing a Master of Education. My primary task then was to develop and hold course for nurses in clinical supervision on a bachelor level and hold interdisciplinary courses for health care practitioners who wanted to upgrade their basic education to a bachelor level. Related to this, I held a position as head of the clinical part of the nursing education from 2008 to 2011.

Since 2014, I have been responsible for developing, arranging and hold an interdisciplinary master education in health science. The first students started in autumn 2014 and in spring 2018, all together 15 students obtained a master degree.

Supervised bachelor and master students in nursing and health science

Organised PhD-courses for students in the Faroe Islands and abroad:

Ethnography and Small-Scale Societies (Professor Hylland Ericksen from Norway together with post doc Firouz Gaini, University of the Faroe Islands)

 Discourse Analysis in Theory and Practice (Professor Pirjo Nikander from Finland).

Apart from these activities, I have had courses at the Department of History and Social Sciences in Social Health and Social Gerontology.

Courses in gerontology for health care professionals on both bachelor and master level.

Ongoing supervision:  

Quality of assistive technology services in the Faroe Islands from a user perspective (Turið Barbara Jacobsen)

Medication among home dwelling men and women at the age of ninety (Maria í Skorini)

End of life care in the Faroe Islands, PhD project (Elsa Johannesen).

Research interests

Social and cultural gerontology, geriatric nursing,

Ageing and later life.

Fundamentals of care

Qualitative research methodologies

Ongoing projects:

Preventive Home Visit (PHV) and screening of hearing and vision among older adults in Faroe Islands; a cross-sectional study (Gro Haanes & Ása Róin).

Meaning of ageing among home-dwelling octogenarians in the Faroe Islands (Tóra Róin & Ása Róin)

Structural changes and intergenerational relations. A study from the Faroe Islands (Ása Róin)


Member of the Danish and Nordic Gerontology Society

Member of the European Network: Ageing in Europe

Member of The Learning Collaborative, Network for nursing and other health care leaders to support the development of projects around fundamental care.


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Academic task 

2009 – 2012 Elected staff member of Board of Directors of the University of the Faroe Islands



2015 Received the Kirsten Avlund Prize (The Danish Gerontology Society) for my research within gerontology and for developing academic courses on bachelor and master level for health care practitioners working in elder care.


Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 4 - Quality Education

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, Social gerontology, Linköping University

Award Date: 18 Aug 2015

Master, Master in Education, Aarhus University

Award Date: 20 Jun 2005

Bachelor, Registered Nurse, Faroe Islands Hospital System

Award Date: 22 Mar 1982


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