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Jon Baines ToursSigfridur Inga Karlsdottir

Inga is a midwife and a nurse and works as a professor at the School of Health Sciences, University of Akureyri, Iceland. For more than 30 years Inga has had a variety of roles in midwifery practice, education, and research. She has a broad clinical experience, and have worked at labour wards, and antenatal clinics, assisted women in home births and organized and held antenatal classes for expectant parents for many years.

Inga has published widely and been a speaker on international conferences for decades. Her main research areas are in childbearing; women’s perspective of childbirth, caring and uncaring encounters in midwifery in midwifery services from women’s perspective, and women’s experience of pain in childbirth.

Inga grew up in Sauðárkrókur in the northern part of Iceland, is married and has three grown up daughters. She likes outdoor sports, golf, walking and hiking and especially skiing during the winter. She also enjoys travelling and getting to know people from all around the world.