Wenche Karin Malmedal is born in 1957 and holds a position as associate professor at Norwegian University of Technology and Science, Trondheim, Norway, Faculty of Health and Social Science. She teaches on the interdisciplinary master program in mental health and is a specialist in psychiatric nursing, with a PhD in health science. Dr. Malmedal has since the early nineties been particularly concerned about elder abuse and published several articles and book chapters on the topic. The title of her doctoral theses (2013) is “Inadequate Care, Abuse and Neglect in Norwegian Nursing Homes”. She has recently completed a research project on sexual abuse of nursing home residents. Dr. Malmedal has been a member of several national advisory boards, as well as a frequent invited speaker nationally and internationally, about the elder abuse topic for health authorities, NGO’s and others. She is also a consultant for the Norwegian Pensioners’ Association and Norwegian Centre for Violence and Traumatic Stress studies (NKVTS). Moreover, Dr. Malmedal has been invited as a guest lecturer at e.g. UCSF, School of Nursing, Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, China, and Health College, Cuprija, Serbia.