Árún K Sigurðardóttir is Professor of Nursing at the University of Akureyri, Iceland. Árún holds a Ph.D. in Health Sciences from University of Iceland, she obtained her master degree from University of Wales in Great Britain. Árún has been a visiting scholar at University of Bergen Norway several times and has stayed for longer periods in Norway, Denmark, Great Britain and USA. She has an extensive international experience through participating in teaching in foreign Universities in Europe and is one of the founder of the UDINE-C group which focuses on nursing education. She has been participating in international research teams and has published numerous scientific papers in cooperation with international and national teams of researchers.
Árún´s research interests focus on health and well-being of people with chronic illnesses and how to enhance self-care in people with chronic illness and especially those with diabetes. Also, how safe and effective care of people living in rural and remote areas can be organized and executed.
Árún has been teaching and supervising projects for graduate and undergraduate students for over two decades.