Here in the Faculty of Nursing we are growing a vibrant culture of research.
That's meant a significant increase in the number of successful grants and awards for faculty members.
In this section we'll shine a spotlight on some of our busy researchers with links to recent articles:
Researchers in the news:
Along with their shared interest and background in mental health nursing, the Faculty of Nursing's Dr. Joy Maddigan, and registered nurses Chantille Haynes and Debbie Meaney are part of a new academic-practice partnership that aims to make life better for clients at the Waterford Hospital in St. John’s. Read about the developing collaboration with Eastern Health.
- MUN Gazette, May, 2019. https://gazette.mun.ca/research/a-strong-voice/
Prof. Jill Bruneau’s work with cardiac patients at all stages of their illness and recovery is what ultimately led to her PhD research in cardiovascular health promotion. Read about her work, and her message to women and girls interested in science.
- MUN Gazette, Feb. 2019 - https://gazette.mun.ca/research/dr-jill-bruneau/
Dr. Anne Kearney is a full Professor in the Faculty of Nursing, where she teaches community health. Her primary two areas of research are breast screening effectiveness, particularly population-based mammography screening, and the worklife of nurses. She's 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. Read about her reaction to new breast-screening guidelines announced late in 2018.
- MUN Gazette - Jan. 2019: Follow the evidence
Dr. Julia Lukewich arrived at the Memorial University School of Nursing in 2015, after completing a PhD in Nursing from Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario. Julia's program of research focuses on primary care nursing, also known as family-practice nursing.
Read about the work she is undertaking to introduce more family practice nurses to primary health teams across the province as a way to address complex medical issues and reduce health care costs.
- MUN Gazette - May, 2018 - Feasible and affordable