Richard Booth, PhD

Richard Booth

Associate Professor

Room 2333, FNB
519 661-2111 x86571


  • MScN, PhD (Western University)
  • BScN (McMaster)

Academic Appointments

Supervising Graduate Students

  • Yes

Research Interests

  • Nursing education, serious games, virtual reality
  • Health informatics, eHealth, digital health, social media in healthcare
  • Mental health nursing
  • Socio-technical perspectives, Big Data
  • Social robotics, automation, artificial intelligence

Additional Information

Current Projects

  • Social robots in the home: Exploring the influence of intelligent non-human agents on human behaviour in domestic environments. Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada (Insight Development Grant, 2018-2020)
  • Evaluating the impact of social media technology on mental health awareness and health system use in youth. Ontario Ministry of Research, Innovation and Science (Early Researcher Award, 2017-2022)

Featured Publications/Projects

  • Evaluation of a technology-enabled, gamified electronic medication administration record (eMAR) system for use in the simulated clinical education (eCampus Ontario Research Grant, 2017-2018).
  • Facilitating the adoption of intelligent assistive technology by older adults through the development of high-fidelity simulation experiences for nursing education: Supporting technological and digital inclusion for older adults now and into the future (eCampus Ontario Digital Inclusion Grant, 2017-2018).
  • The importance of trust in the adoption and use of intelligent assistive technology by older adults to support aging in place: A scoping review. Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada (Knowledge Synthesis Grant, 2017-2018)

Recent Publications

  • Buchanan, C., Howitt, M. L., Wilson, R., Booth, R. G., Risling, T., & Bamford, M. (2020). Nursing in the Age of Artificial Intelligence: Protocol for a Scoping Review. JMIR Research Protocols, 9(4), e17490.
  • Booth, R. G., Strudwick, G., McMurray, J., Morse, A., Chan, R., & Zhang, T. (2019). The best way to predict the future is to [co]create it: A technology primer for healthcare leaders. In D. Weberg & S. Davidson (Eds.), Leadership for Evidence-Based Innovation in Nursing and Health Professions (2nd ed., pp. 261–283). Burlington, MA: Jones & Bartlett Learning.
  • Richard, L., Hwang, S. W., Forchuk, C., Nisenbaum, R., Clemens, K., Wiens, K., Booth, R.G., Azimaee, M., & Shariff, S. Z. (2019). Validation study of health administrative data algorithms to identify individuals experiencing homelessness and estimate population prevalence of homelessness in Ontario, Canada. BMJ Open, 9(10), e030221.
  • Leung, K., Lu-McLean, D., Kuziemsky, C., Booth, R. G., Collins Rossetti, S., Borycki, E., & Strudwick, G. (2019). Using patient and family engagement strategies to improve outcomes of health information technology initiatives: Scoping review. Journal of Medical Internet Research, 21(10), e14683.
  • Chan, R., Booth, R., Strudwick, G., & Sinclair, B. (2019). Nursing students’ perceived self-efficacy and the generation of medication errors with the use of an Electronic Medication Administration Record (eMAR) in clinical simulation. International Journal of Nursing Education Scholarship, 16(1), 1–10.
  • Zibrowski, E., Shepherd, L., Booth, R., Sedig, K., & Gibson, C. (2019). A Qualitative Study of the Theory Behind the Chairs: Balancing Lean-Accelerated Patient Flow With the Need for Privacy and Confidentiality in an Emergency Medicine Setting. JMIR Human Factors, 6(1), e11714.
  • Zibrowski, E., Shepherd, L., Sedig, K., Booth, R., & Gibson, C. (2018). Easier and Faster Is Not Always Better: Grounded Theory of the Impact of Large-Scale System Transformation on the Clinical Work of Emergency Medicine Nurses and Physicians. JMIR Human Factors, 5(4), e11013.
  • Booth, R., Sinclair, B., McMurray, J., Strudwick, G., Watson, G., Ladak, H., … Brennan, L. (2018). Evaluating a Serious Gaming Electronic Medication Administration Record System Among Nursing Students: Protocol for a Pragmatic Randomized Controlled Trial. JMIR Research Protocols, 7(5), e138.

Research Affiliations

Teaching Areas

  • Health informatics
  • Research methods
  • Mental health nursing


  • 2019: Western Award for Innovations in Technology-Enhanced Teaching
  • 2015-2017: ICES Western Faculty Scholar Fellow
  • 2015: Fellowship in Teaching Innovation Award (TSC Western)
  • 2014: Council of Ontario University Programs in Nursing (COUPN) – New tenure stream faculty contribution award
  • 2014: 10-year employment pin from St. Joseph’s Health Care London

Professional Activities

  • Director, Board of Directors – Ontario Telemedicine Network (OTN); 2015-2020