Research Spotlight

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:

Research and Researchers in the news:

Kimberly 2020

Dr. Kimberly Jarvis won't be back in her office at MUN's Faculty of Nursing until late April, 2020, when she returns from Ghana. Along with her colleagues from the University of Alberta's Fcaulty of Nursing, she is working on projects that improve the maternal, reproductive and sexual health of women and girls. 

Research Week poster

We're celebrating research in the Faculty of Nursing as part of Memorial University's Research Week 2019. Have a look at the schedule for our Research Cafe, Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2019 and come learn about the research our faculty members are engaged in.

Dr. Joy Maddigan and Chantille HaynesAlong 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.

Prof. Jill BruneauProf. 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.

Anne Kearney

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.

Julia LukewichDr. 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.


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