Published: 22-01-2024 07:45 | Updated: 22-01-2024 09:14

Welcome Vanya Elias!

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New educational administrator at the Division of Family Medicine and Primary Care, NVS.

What is your mission at NVS?/What will you be working with?

”I will be working as an education administrator at NVS, the work involves providing administrative support to teachers, contact persons, students, and clinical supervisors at health centers in collaboration with those responsible for the course. I will also perform general administrative tasks within the department’s operations”.

Which division will you be working in?

”I will be working at the Department of Neurobiology, Care Science and Society (NVS) and the Division of Family Medicine and Primary Care”.

What do you look forward to the most in your new position?

”I am looking forward to working with an exciting, educational operation and getting to know the staff and administration at the department”.

Where have you been active before and what have you done earlier?

”I have worked as a school administrator and administrative manager at various schools that belonged to the education administration in Södertälje municipality for a total of 13 years”.

When you are not working, what do you do for recreation?

”I mostly spend time with my family, close relatives, and friends. In my spare time, I also like to bake. For me, baking is a very relaxing activity. I also have a great interest in theater, when I have some time for myself I usually enjoy different theater performances.

Are you reading a book at the moment? Which one?

– I have devoted myself to delving into the works of Aaron Antonovsky, a prominent sociologist whose work in health psychology has been particularly inspiring to me. Antonovsky’s theories about the concept of ‘SOC’ (Sense Of Coherence) have opened my eyes to how people’s perception of life affects their mental and physical well-being.

Tell us about the most beautiful place you have visited? 

– I have been to a mountain cave in Monolitos on the island of Rhodes, it was the most beautiful view I have seen. The view was over the Mediterranean on a warm summer day.

What makes you happy?

– When my loved ones are doing well and I can meet them whenever I want, it makes me happy. I have a twin sister who lives in another country and when we can meet and spend time with each other then I become really happy.