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Wenche Karin Malmedal

Wenche Karin Malmedal is born in 1957 and holds a position as associate professor at Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Trondheim, Norway, Department of Public Health and Nursing. She 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”. http://ntnu.diva-portal.org/smash/record.jsf?pid=diva2%3A683709&dswid=-1635. 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. 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. She is currently leading the research group: “Ageing and older persons’ health” and the Elder Abuse Research Team at NTNU. Dr. Malmedal is the national representative from Norway in INPEA (The International Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse).

https://www.ntnu.edu/ism/research/aging#/view/about
https://www.ntnu.edu/ism/elder-abouse-residental-care
https://www.ntnu.edu/employees/wenche.k.malmedal

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Special Thanks to Judith D. Tamkin

We are sincerely appreciative to Judith D. Tamkin for her gift to help establish the USC Center on Elder Mistreatment’s website. Her deep and personal commitment to eradicating elder abuse is helping to reshape our understanding of elder abuse and ultimately save innumerable older adults from abuse and neglect.