Those working with a diversity of patients in the European healthcare system will learn important values, facts and behaviors needed for successfully interacting with and influencing their patients.
Andrea Christina Schöpf is a German ex-pat who lived in Ireland for four years and is now living in Switzerland. Her PhD research is in the field of medical communication. During her data collection in the Irish hospital system, she encountered the effects of cultural diversity on patients and on healthcare providers. This experience added to her interest in human interaction in general, which she studied for her psychology degree specializing in social and organizational psychology, and cross-cultural communication in particular. In Switzerland, Andrea is pursuing a career as trainer and researcher of diversity competence in healthcare.
Nuha Ibrahim is a Sudanese national. She holds a BA in Biology from the University of Khartoum, Sudan and an MSc in Global Health from the Centre for Global Health, Trinity College, Dublin. She is currently studying for a PhD in Global Health at Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland. Her research interests include health system strengthening, nutritional challenges, food security and cross-cultural communication.