Presenters & Facilitators

Event Organisers

Rachael Mason

Rachael Mason graduated from the University of Lincoln in 2006 with a 2:1 BSc (hons) Psychology and Criminology. She worked at HMP Lincoln (a local prison) facilitating an Offender Behaviour Programme specifically for drug users based on Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. From this experience she developed an interest in working with vulnerable people and she moved on from the prison to work as a Project Worker for a supported housing charity. In this role, she worked with young people aged 16-25 years old to develop life skills and support with issues to prepare them for independent living. Now working at the University, she supports student nurses in the placement element of their training, developing relationships with partners and developing innovative projects with students, based around their practice experiences. Rachael has recently completed a Masters in Forensic Psychology with the aim to become a chartered psychologist and work with young people. She is currently a lecturer in Health and Social Care and teaches on the BSc Health and Social Care, BSc Applied Social Sciences and BSc Paramedic Science courses. Rachael has been a member of the Student Led Nursing Conference for the previous 2 years and has engaged with students from all participating countries to deliver workshops and presentations.

Dr Ros Kane

Ros is an Associate Professor and Director of Research in the School of Health and Social Care at the University of Lincoln in England. She co-leads the Mental Health, Health and Social Care Research Group (MH2aSC).  With a background in nursing, Ros later graduated from University College London (UCL) with a BSc (Hons) in Anthropology and Geography and from The London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) with an MSc in Medical Demography. Ros worked for ten years in the Centre for Sexual and Reproductive Health Research at LSHTM where she completed her PhD in 2005 (a study into the optimal provision of sexual health services for young people in England). She has a strong interest in quality improvement as well as service and policy evaluation, particularly in relation to sexual and reproductive health. Ros a member of the Steering Group for the development of Clinical Academic Carers across the Midlands and East Region in England and is the lead for the Health Education England (Midlands and East) sponsored clinical academic Bronze Scholar award which supports and prepares nurses, midwives and allied health professionals to embark on their research careers.


Professor Stephanie Hemelryk Donald (University of Lincoln)

Dr Kaya Davies Hayon (University of Lincoln)

Dr Paul Linsley (University of East Anglia)

Michal Machu (Medical University of Lublin, Poland)

Jagdish Patel (Artist)

Kirsi Myllykangas (University of Applied Sciences, Oulu, Finland)

Cveta Skale (Visoka College of Nursing, Slovenia)

NuŠa Konec Juricic (Visoka College of Nursing, Slovenia)

Rachel Bage (University of Lincoln)

Caroline Dobson (University of Lincoln)

Dr Ian McGonagle (University of Lincoln)


Erasmus Mundus