Eva Said

GNLI 2023 Faculty and Facilitator for the EMRO region

Eva Said is the director of Nursing & Midwifery Development Centre in Erbil, Kurdistan Region of Iraq, which focuses on continuing education of nurses and midwives, and the development of nursing and midwifery as professions. She is a Global Nursing Leadership Institute graduate of 2017, a GNLI facilitator, co-facilitator of the GNLI EMRO Alumni Group, and a certified Global Nursing Consultant. Ms Said completed her BSc and MSc in Nursing in Slovakia but worked mostly in the UK as an oncology and palliative care clinical nurse specialist. Since moving to Iraq in 2009, she taught at the College of Nursing at Hawler Medical University in Erbil in the Kurdistan Region of the country until 2018, and has worked in a non-governmental sector since 2014. She is particularly interested in the development of the nursing profession in low- and middle-income countries, health, and nursing policy, and continuing education of nurses and midwives. She is currently working on her PhD degree at Kingston University in the UK. Eva lives in Erbil with her husband and four children and enjoys music, nature, and gardening in her spare time.