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Diana L Gustafson

Honorary Research Professor BA (McMaster), MEd (Brock), PhD (Toronto)


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Faculty of Medicine Memorial University St. John’s, NL, A1B 3V6

Research Interests:
  • Qualitative research methodologies
  • Narrative inquiry
  • Narrative medicine and memoir
  • Scholarly writing competencies
  • Academic editing

Research Projects:

  • Vulvodynia: Addressing patient-identified gaps in primary care provider knowledge of a condition with significant impact on quality of life. Funded by NLSPOR. Investigators: K Bajzak (PI), DL Gustafson, M Miller, V Webber, N Duggan, A McIntyre.


Highlighted Accomplishments

  • Invited facilitator of full and half-day academic writing workshops at Concordia University
  • Two time first-place winner of NWG prose writing competition (2013, 2021)
  • Richard Marceau Fogo Island Fellow 2018
  • 2015 Recipient, Dr. Wallace Ingram Award
  • Newfoundland and Labrador Writers' Guild Honouree, 2013
  • Interim Assistant Dean, Graduate Studies, Jul 2011-Feb 2013

  • Memorial University of Newfoundland Student Union (MUNSU) Teaching Award - 2009

Dr. Gustafson receiving the MUNSU Teaching Award
  • Graduate Program Coordinator - 2007-2010
  • Co-recipient with Michelle Murdoch of 2005 John Lord Award for Excellence in Participatory Action Research
Dr. Gustafson receiving the
John Lord Award


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