Gien, Lan., B.Sc.N. Loretta Heights College, M.Ed.N. Columbia, PhD London, FCAN (Fellow, Canadian Academy of Nursing)
Expertise: Aging, Women’s health; primary health care; population health; intercultural health; program evaluation
LeFort Sandra., BA Trent, MN Memorial, PhD McGill
Expertise: Self-care/self-management of chronic pain; pain assessment and management; knowledge exchange and translation; advanced practice nursing roles; ethical practice issues; telehomecare; evaluation
Solberg, Shirley., BN, MN Memorial, PhD University of Alberta
Expertise: Women’s health; occupational health; chronic pain conditions associated with work; social inequality and social determinants of health; qualitative research methodologies; and ethics of publication
Way, Christine., BN, BA Memorial, M.Sc(A) McGill, PhD Virginia;
Winner of President's Award for Distinguished Teaching 1999
Expertise: End-stage renal disease and life on dialysis; impact of healthcare reforms on provider groups; evaluation of programs for women at risk during pregnancy; chronic illnesses
Small, Sandra., BN Memorial, M.Sc.N. Toronto, PhD Alberta
Expertise: Respiratory health, including aspects of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease; asthma and youth smoking; parenting children about risk factors.
Gaudine, Alice., B.Sc. (Hons) Mount Allison, M.Sc. (A) McGill, PhD Concordia
Expertise: Nursing leadership; nurse's ethical conflicts; employee absenteeism; nurses' work life
Kearney, Anne., BN Memorial, M.H.Sc. Toronto, PhD Memorial
Expertise: Quality of nurses' worklife; mindfulness-based interventions for health care workers; breast screening effectiveness particularly related to mammography screening.
MacDonald, Sandra., BN, MN Memorial, PhD Walden
Winner of the President's Award for Distinguished Teaching 2011
Expertise: Community health needs and resources assessment; program evaluation; critical care nursing; nursing management, leadership qualities and styles
Moralejo, Donna., BA, B.Sc., M.Sc.(A) McGill, PhD Calgary
Expertise: Infection control, surveillance; population/public health; evidence-based practice
Parsons, Karen., BN, MN Memorial, PhD Rush
Winner of the President’s Award for Distinguished Teaching 2014
Expertise: Healthy aging; memory impairment in the older adult; teaching approaches to learning and critical thinking especially in the care of the older adult; Heideggerian hermeneutic phenomenology
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Brennan-Hunter, Andrea., BScN, St. Francis Xavier, MN, D alhousie
Expertise: Pain in children; parental advocacy; intervention strategies for helping children manage procedures; adolescent smoking; student progress in nursing
Lukewich, Julia., BNSc., MN, PhD Queen's
Expertise: Primary care, nursing roles, organizational attributes, chronic disease management, type 2 diabetes, health outcomes, quantitative research methods, systematic reviews, secondary data analysis
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Maddigan, Joy., BN, MN Memorial, PhD Calgary
Expertise: Psychiatric mental health nursing; early psychosis intervention; families and health; advancing nursing practice; mixed methods research
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Murray, Cindy., BN, MN Memorial, PhD Alberta (On Leave)
Expertise: Community and population health; health promotion and chronic disease prevention; determinants of health; health policy; health inequities; Indigenous peoples and health; healthy child development; women's health; body weight and health; fetal programming of chronic diseases; quantitative, qualitative, and interdisciplinary research
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Pike, April., BN, MN, PhD Memorial
Winner, President's Award for Distinguished Teaching, 2020
Winner of the President's Award for Exceptional Community Service, 2016
Expertise: Genetics; sociocultural theories of risk; community health; cardiovascular disease; organ procurement; qualitative research methods; grounded theory; phenomenology
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Bruneau, Jill., BN, MHSc,Toronto, PhD, Memorial
Expertise and areas of interest: Advanced Practice Nursing/Nurse Practitioner; Cardiovascular Health, Health Promotion; Risk Factor Management, special interest in hypertension management; motivational interviewing; and mixed methods research.
Bursey, Mary., BN, Memorial, M.ScN, Toronto
Expertise: Cardiovascular nursing; gerontology; patient safety
Cassell, Lindsey, BN, Memorial, MN, South Queensland, DNP (PhD), Grand Canyon
Crossman, Renee., BN, MN, Memorial, PhD, Alberta
Areas of interest: Diabetes management; focused ethnography; critical discourse analysis; practice-based research; sociomateriality; chronic disease prevention and management
Devey-Burry, Robin., BScN, Ottawa, MN, South Queensland, PhD, Ottawa
Expertise and areas of interest: Mentorship, transition to practice, new nursing graduates, organizational and professional socialization, nursing recruitment, retention and recognition, qualitative and quantitative research methods, interpretive description, secondary data analysis, systematic reviews, quality improvement and program evaluation.
Dobbin-Williams, Karen., BN, MN Memorial, PhD Calgary
Expertise: Food allergies and anaphylaxis, chronic illnesses, Diabetes, cardiovascular disease,
surgical site infection risk factors, primary health care, Gadamerian philosophical hermeneutics,
systematic reviews, maternal theory, teenagers/adolescents
Howard, Jennifer., BScN, PhD Western,
Expertise: Art-based research, teaching, learning and interventions;
neurodegenerative disorders (i.e. multiple sclerosis and dementia), gerontological health, community and family health. Mixed-methods in nursing research; statistical analysis, research methodologies, phenomenology and qualitative research in nursing
Hurley (Samms), Erica., BN Memorial, MN Athabasca, PhD (c) CCNE, RN
Tel: (709) 784-6503
Expertise: Indigenous health, Indigenous women, Indigenous research- Indigenous research methodlogy, community based research, heart health, simulation, nursing education.
Jarvis, Kimberly., BN, MN Memorial, PhD Alberta
Expertise: Dr. Jarvis' research focuses on the intersection of culturally-entangled practices and gendered roles that have marginalizing consequences for women – particularly upon a woman’s sexual and reproductive health. She endeavors to understand, measure and evaluate these issues so to effect change in health-care practice and social policy, conducting her research in a Canadian and sub Saharan African context employing critical qualitative approaches.
Kelly, Paula., BN U Victoria ’98 MSN UBC ‘02, PhD Memorial
Expertise: Nurses’ work, nursing knowledge, women’s health, qualitative research methods, institutional ethnography
Lewis- Power, Nicole., BN Memorial, MN Dalhousie, PhD (c) Memorial
Expertise: Preterm birth, children with health challenges, school/community/provincial supports for children with health challenges, pediatric nursing, breastfeeding, qualitative research methods.
Snow, Nicole., BN, MN, Memorial, PhD Alberta, RN
Expertise: Exploring dimensions of relationships and engagement (primarily in mental health contexts); ethical considerations inherent in professional care; the concept of professionalism and its praxis; interprofessional education and practice.
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Stevens, Kathleen., BN, MN, PhD Memorial
Expertise: Foot health; populations at risk for foot health problems such as individuals with diabetes, peripheral vascular disease, arthritis, and the elderly; self-management; and mixed methods research
Yacoubian, Hrag David., BN, MScN British Columbia (UBC), PhD(c) UBC
Expertise: Hrag studies nursing and healthcare history with an emphasis on North American humanitarian organizations and nurses involved in humanitarian efforts transnationally, in the Near East, in the first half of the 20th century. Hrag explores ways nurses practiced humanitarianism, highlighting the complexity of their work defined by modernity, political engagement and human rights.
Younas, Ahtisham., BScN, MN, PhD, Memorial
Expertise: Marginalized populations; compassion and caregiving; implementation science, ethics and nursing education; self-awareness; mixed methods; research methods
Watkins, Andrea., (on leave)
Belbin, Dee Anne
Per Semester/Per Course Appointment
Honorary Doctorate Degree
Matthews, M.K., BN, MN, LLD Memorial