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More about Dr. Anne Kearney


Anne has a joint appointment as an associate professor in the School of Nursing and the Division of Community Health and Humanities in the Faculty of Medicine. She is presently seconded to the Centre for Nursing Studies to assume the role of director.

At Memorial, Anne was a co-director of the Centre for Collaborative Health Professional Education which takes a lead role in facilitating interprofessional education curriculum and research at Memorial University. As well, she was the principal of the Atlantic Regional Training Centre in Applied Health Service Research. Previous work experience includes public health/community health nursing, HIV prevention, addictions, breast screening, and nursing education.

Anne has taught in the undergraduate nursing program (community health), the undergraduate medical program (community health), and the Master of Public Health program (health policy).

Her current research includes breast screening effectiveness, social factors impacting breast self examination practice, the experience of women having breast cancer surgery as an out-patient, factors influencing novice nurses' transition to the workplace, and factors influencing successful aging with chronic disease (multiple sclerosis). She has served on a number of local, provincial, national and international boards of directors, primarily related to breast cancer, and has done international work in Nicaragua and Malawi.
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