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Visiting Professor and Health Scholar bring lessons on building a research program and PD for faculty
School of Nursing
Carol McWilliam and Dr. Kathryn King-Shier

Ms. McWilliam, M.Sc.N., Ed.D. is a Professor in the Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Western Ontario. Her 20-year programmatic research has included several intervention studies, including RCTs and quasi-experimental tests and qualitative exploration of ways to promote empowering care approaches that optimize seniors’ health, independence and care management potential. Her experiential learning throughout this research has led her to question both practical and research-based approaches to care and service provision, and, ultimately to explore different approaches for promoting evidence-informed change in health and social services for seniors.

Professor McWilliam's talk is entitled Building a Research Program: Lessons from an Academic Career. For more information, view the poster here.


Dr. Kathryn King-Shier is a Professor and Heritage Health Scholar jointly appointed to the Faculty of Nursing and Department of Community Health Sciences at the University of Calgary.  She earned a BSc Nursing from McMaster University in 1980 and a Masters and PhD in Nursing from the University of Alberta in 1993 and 1997 respectively.  She undertook post-doctoral training in the Faculty of Medicine, Division of Cardiology (EPICORE Centre) between 1997 and 1999 and was appointed to the University of Calgary in 1999. 

Dr. King-Shier is well known for her multi-methods program of research which focuses on cardiac recovery and determinants of heart health decisions.  She has recently completed a multi-centre clinical trial investigating the use of a novel undergarment to aid women’s recovery from cardiac surgery and is currently investigating the influence of gender and ethno-cultural affiliation on acute coronary syndrome presentations, access to care, as well as secondary prevention decision-making.  

Her research interests include: cardiac surgery recovery, cardiac risk factor modification, health decision-making, and cardiac recovery. For more information on Dr. King-Shier's visit, view the poster here.

Sep 13th, 2011

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