Helena Leino-Kilpi#


Helena Leino-Kilpi
Email:helena.leino-kilpi 'at' utu.fi
Membership Number:5171
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:FINLAND
Section:CLINICAL & VETERINARY SCIENCE
Username:hleino-kilpi
Elected:2019
Homepage: https://www.utu.fi/fi/ihmiset/helena-leino-kilpi



Present and Previous Positions
  • 1998 - present Professor in Nursing Science, University of Turku, Dept of Nursing Science, Faculty of Medicine
  • 2002 - present Nurse Director (part-time), Hospital District of Southwest Finland/Turku University Hospital
  • 2002 - present Head of the Department of Nursing Science, University of Turku
  • 2002 - present Chair of the Doctoral Programme in Nursing Science (DPNurs), University of Turku
  • 2016 - 2021 Visiting Professor (part-time), Trinity College Dublin, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Ireland
  • 2007 - 2016 Chair of the Finnish National Doctoral Programme/Network in Nursing Science
  • 2008 - 2009 and 1998-1999, Senior scientist, Academy of Finland (total 12+12 months)
  • 1986 - 1997 Assistant professor/lecturer/senior research associate, associate professor in nursing, University of Turku
  • 1992 Visiting Scholar in Nursing, New York University, Division of Nursing , USA (5 months)
  • 1977 - 1985 Registered Nurse/Nurse teacher in several organisations in Finland and Sweden

Fields of Scholarship
  • Research in health care and nursing ethics, consisting of
    • Analysis of the realisation of patients' rights
    • Moral courage and ethical competence of professionals
    • Ethics of leadership
  • Research in clinical nursing/health care, consisting of analysis and instrumentation
    • Evaluation of the quality of nursing care
    • Competence of nurses for quality care
    • Empowering patient education
  • Research in nursing/health care education/pedagogics, consisting of
    • Evaluation of outcomes of nursing education
    • Technological educational solutions
    • Professional competence of students.

Honours and Awards
  • 2012 Kerttu Pohjola-Prize, Finnish Nurses Association
  • 2016 Finnish Association of Neurological Diseases Neuroliitto
  • 2017 Finnish Association of Academic Nurses and Leaders (Akavan sairaanhoitajat ja Taja ry), Golden Medal
  • 2007 Knight, First Class, of the Order of the White Rose of Finland (given by the President of Finland)
  • 2016 Doctores Honoris Causa, University of Klaipeda, Lithuania
  • 2019 Venny Snellman-Prize, Finnish National Foundation of Nursing Education
  • 2019 - 2020 Finnish Ministry of Education and Culture (OKM), Education for nurse leaders. Partner in an national collaborative funding (co-ordinator Univ of Eastern Finland)
  • 2017 - 2020 Academy of Finland, Professional Competence in Nursing, ProComp, Collaborating partners from five European countries (Germany, Ireland, Lithuania, Spain, Iceland), 438 000 euros
  • 2017 - 2020 European Commission, Erasmus+program, Nurse Leadership. PI Thora Halfsteinsdottir, University of Iceland
  • Responsible partner in Finland Leino-Kilpi, University of Turku, 42 000 euros
  • 2017 - 2020 Fnnish Institute of Occupational Health, VETÄVÄ-program (in cancer care), PI Virpi Sulosaari, Turku University of Applied Sciences. Funding for University of Turku /Leino-Kilpi, 35 700 euros
  • 2010 - 2013 European Commission, RightTimePlaceCare project (398 000 euros for Leino-Kilpi in Turku University, total funding for the project 6.9 million euros, PI Gabriele Meyer/Univ Witten/Halle)
  • 2015 - 2019 Health District of South-West Finland, around 20-25 000/yr, around 100 000 euros (for clinical research)

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