A doctor (PhD hab.), academic teacher at the Jagiellonian University. She graduated from the Faculty of Nursing and completed doctoral studies at the Faculty of Medicine, the Jagiellonian University Medical College (UJCM). After being conferred the habilitation (post-doctoral) title, she started work as the Director of the Institute of Nursing and Midwifery at the UJCM Faculty of Nursing. Agnieszka Gniadek completed postgraduate studies in Human Capital Management; she is also a specialist in the field of epidemiological nursing. As a researcher, she is interested in environmental mycology and the epidemiology of hospital infections. At the centre of her interests are moulds and the evaluation of how these microorganisms impact on human health. Additionally, she explores the subjects of environmental nursing and health prophylactic measures. Her scientific accomplishments include 93 original and review publications, 27 chapters in monographs and textbooks and 120 reports delivered at international and national conferences with the total score of IF 13.986, MNiSW 582.5. Currently, Agnieszka Gniadek serves as the leader for the project “Rozwijaj się i pracUJ” (“Grow and work”) under the 2014-2020 “Knowledge Education Development” Operational Programme – The development of nursing services: government-ordered nursing competencies; the project is financed from the European Funds. She cooperates with the Polish Nurses Association, serving as the chair of the Scientific Council and Editor-in-Chief of the Problemy Pielęgniarstwa journal, as well as works with the Polish Society of Hospital Infections, the Polish Mycological Society, and the Polish Society of Microbiologists. Promoter of three completed doctoral dissertations, over 120 master’s theses and many bachelor theses. Reviewer of doctoral and diploma dissertations and a number of research papers published in Polish and foreign journals. Agnieszka Gniadek was awarded by the Jagiellonian University with the Stanisław Estraicher Scholarship under the Stanisław Estraicher Fund, and received the Medal of the National Education Commission.