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Univ. Prof. Dr. Christa ThemResearcher

Organisation

UMIT

Job title

Chair of the Institute

Address

Institute for Nursing and Gerontology
Eduard Wallnofer-Zentrum 1
6060 Hall i.T
Austria

Disciplines

Nursing, Social Gerontology

Specialist areas

Nursing Pedagogics
Care of People with Age-Related Diseases
Care in Elderly People

Methodology areas

Qualitive Research Methods (i.e Mayring Grounded Theory)

Biography

Mrs.Christa Them is an acknowledged expert in the sector of nursing science with postdoctoral lecture qualification. She is head of the Institute of Nursing at the UMIT in Hall in Tirol and scientific head of the Combined Studies in Nursing in Hall in Tirol (in cooperation with the AZW training centre for healthcare professions in Innsbruck), in Linz (in cooperation with the Vinzentinum linz, nursing school at the Barmherzige Schwestern private hospital in Linz) and in Vienna (in cooperation with the nursing academy of the Barmherzige Bruder private hospital).

Christa Them was born in Vienna. After her A-levels she attended the nursing school at the Rudolfinerhaus Hospital in Vienna. Afterwards Christa Them worked as a cerified nurse in various departments (haemotology, urology and surgery deprtments). Then she decided to strive for new shores in the educational sector and worked as a nursing teacher at the Rudolfinerhaus hospital for four years. In 1991, Christa Them moved moved from Vienna to Innsbruck for professional reasons as she was offered the position as head of the nursing education department at the AZW training centre for healthcare professions in Innsbruck. She held this position for 14 years. Since January 2006, she has been holding the chair of Nursing Science at the UMIT in Hall in Tirol.

Besides her professional career, Christa Them attended the diploma studies of pedagogics in Vienna as well as the doctoral studies of pedagogics at the University of innsbruck. In 2003, she was promoted to professor in health sciences under special consideration of nursing science at the UMIT in Hall in Tirol. In 2006, she was appointed university professor at the UMIT.