INGER EKMAN RN, PhD, Professor, FAAN, FESC, founder and former director of University of Gothenburg Centre for Person-Centred Care (GPCC) www.gpcc.gu.se
During 2006-2010, Inger Ekman was head of Institute of Health and Care Sciences and 2010-2012 vice dean at the medical faculty (the Sahlgrenska Academy). Between 2010 and 2019 she was the director of GPCC which is built on a large governmental grant (15 million Euro) involving about 30 multidisciplinary research groups from e.g. care sciences, medicine, pedagogics and economics. Her research focuses on long term illness, particularly chronic heart failure and person-centred care interventions. Inger Ekman has more than 140 publications in scientific journals and is since 2016 the chair of COST 15222 (www.costcares.eu) a European initiative with 28 countries, on testing implementation of person-centred care within the frame of cost containment and improved quality of care.