Gisli Kort Kristofersson, PHD, RN, PMHNP-BC worked as a Clinical Nurse Specialist in Adult Psychiatry in community mental health from 2008 to 2012 in an underserved neighborhood in Minneapolis, MN, and in private practice from 2012 to 2014 in Minneapolis, MN. Upon his return to Iceland in August 2014 Gisli has practiced as a psychiatric clinical nurse specialist in both a hospital and private practice setting.
Gisli was awarded his PhD in Nursing from the University of Minnesota in August 2012. During his graduate studies, Gisli worked extensively with the University of Minnesota Center for Spirituality & Healing and completed a Graduate Minor in Complementary and Healing Practices from the Center. Both his research and clinical interests lie in the field of integrative mental health. Gisli views long-term recovery from substance use disorders from an inclusive whole persons, whole systems perspective and has been involved in feebly trying to assist others in this process personally and professionally for almost two decades.
Besides his faculty position at the University of Akureyri, Gisli currently holds adjunct faculty positions at the University of Minnesota School of Nursing, and University of Minnesota Center for Spirituality and Healing.