Anna Garnett, PhD

Anna Garnett

Assistant Professor

Room 2306, FNB
519 661-2111 x80416
agarnet6@uwo.ca
@AnnaGarnett6
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Education

  • BA, BScN, MSc, PhD (McMaster)

Graduate Program Supervision

  • Nursing MScN | PhD
  • Health and Rehabilitation Sciences MSc
  • Health Information Sciences MSc | PhD

Research In Profile

Professor Anna Garnett’s program of research centers on the care of older adults living with chronic disease and their caregivers. Informed by a health equity lens her research includes an emphasis on the equitable access to and delivery of services that support the health and well-being of vulnerable older adults and their families. This includes the use of digital approaches to improve care delivery and to support the physical and social relational well¬being between older adults and their family members.

Within her program, Professor Garnett’s research also explores health system issues, including development of evidence-informed strategies to promote the recruitment and retention of health providers working in older adult care contexts.

Professor Garnett has a clinical background in community and palliative nursing, and research expertise in quantitative and qualitative methodologies. She teaches in the undergraduate and graduate programs with expertise in digital health and leadership and management.

Featured Publications and Projects

Articles in Peer-Reviewed Journals

  • Garnett, A., Northwood, M., Ting, J., & Sangrar, R. (2022). Mobile health interventions to support caregivers of older adults: An equity-focused systematic review. JMIR Aging (in press). http://dx.doi.org/10.2196/33085
  • Garnett, A., Ploeg, J., Markle-Reid, M., & Strachan, P. (2022). Factors impacting the access and use of formal health and social services by caregivers of stroke survivors: An interpretive description study. BMC Health Services Research, 22, 433. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12913-022-07804-x
  • Garnett, A., Ploeg, J., Markle-Reid, M., & Strachan, P. (2022). Formal health and social services that directly and indirectly benefit stroke caregivers: A scoping review of access and use. Canadian Journal of Nursing Research, 54(2), 211-233. https://doi.org/10.1177/08445621211019261.
  • Garnett, A., & Northwood, M. (2022). Recruitment of community-based samples: Experiences and recommendations for optimizing success. Canadian Journal of Nursing Research, 54(2), 101-111. https://doi.org/10.1177/08445621211060935
  • Ting, J. & Garnett, A. (2021). E-health decision support technologies in the prevention and management of pressure ulcers: A systematic review. Computers, Informatics, Nursing, June 16. doi: 10.1097/CIN.0000000000000780
  • Garnett, A., Ploeg, J., Markle-Reid, M., & Strachan. (2020). Self-report tools for assessing physical activity in community-living older adults with multiple chronic conditions: A systematic review of psychometric properties and feasibility. Canadian Journal on Aging, 39(1), 12-30. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0714980819000357
  • Garnett, A., Ploeg, J., Markle-Reid, M., & Strachan, P. (2018). Self-management of multiple chronic conditions by community dwelling older adults: A concept analysis. SAGE Open Nursing, 4, 1-16. https://doi.org/10.1177/2377960817752471 

Visit Google Scholar for a comprehensive list of publications.

Current Grants and Research Projects

  • Principal Investigator: D. Connelly. Co-investigators: N. Guitar, K. Prentice, A. Garnett, T. Smith-Carrier, V. Smye, D. Pearson, W. Sun, J. Calver, S. McKay, E. King, & S. Ali (2022-2025). An analysis of an Educational Bridging Program targeting growth in the nursing workforce within Ontario home and community care and long-term care home settings. WeRPN: Registered Practical Nurses of Ontario. $1,489,207.00.
  • Co-Principal Investigators: A. Garnett, M. Savundranayagam. Co-investigtors: K. Johnson, B. Clark, S. Garcia, T. Machacek, A. McInnis (2022-2023). Pilot Test of a Novel Multidisciplinary Approach to Caregiver Education. McCormick Care Foundation. $100,000.00.
  • Principal Investigator: A. Garnett. Co-investigators: R. Booth, D. M. Connelly, L. Donelle (2022-2024). Implementing virtual presence technology for social connectedness in long-term care homes in a post-COVID world: The way forwards. SSHRC IDG. $64,279.00.
  • Principal Investigator: D. Connelly. Co-investigators: A. Garnett, J. Giosa, N. Guitar, T. Smith-Carrier, D. M. Pearson, H. McNeil, J. Calver, N. Snobelen, S. Sinha, D. Martin. (2022-2023). Resiliency on the job as home care nurses: Experiences of Registered Practical Nurses to inform recruitment, retaining and revitalizing this workforce. SSHRC Partnership Engage Grant. $25,000.00.
  • Principal Investigator: D. Connelly. Co-investigators: A. Garnett, L. Hung. Co-applicants/collaborators: H. Martin, S. Snelgrove, S.M. Salatino, N. L. Snobelen, M.L. Yous, R. Maunder, L. Schindel Martin, E. Nason, K. Le Clair. (2021-2023). COVID-19: Implementation of virtual P.I.E.C.E.STM for resident care planning with family to build and sustain team collaboration and resilience for the workforce in long-term care. CIHR-CFHI Implementation Science Teams: Strengthening Pandemic Preparedness in Long-term Care. $150,000.
  • Principal Investigators: L. Donelle, J. Hall, M. Kerr. Co-investigators: D. Lizotte, M. Smith, J. Shelley, M. Savundranayagam, R. Booth, A. Garnett. (2019-2022). The Use of Digital Health Technologies Among Family Caregivers of Individuals Living with Alzheimer’s Disease or Dementia Related Diseases. South Western – Local Integrated Health Network. $249,000.

Graduate Student Projects

Chronic disease management in a nurse practitioner led clinic: An interpretive description study.

  • Floriancic, Natalie (2021). MSc, Nursing

Health care providers perceptions of supporting caregivers of stroke survivors’ access to health and social services: A secondary analysis.

  • Pollock, Hannah (2021). MSc, Nursing

Community healthcare providers understanding of culturally relevant care

  • Knipping, Danielle. MSc, Nursing

Supporting community integration for clients with severe mental illness: A secondary analysis.

  • Segade, Mallory. MSc, Nursing

Challenges and facilitators to providing culturally relevant care within long-term care settings.

  • Jehan, Azmat. PhD, Nursing

Visit Scholarship@Western for the repository's list of completed student theses and dissertations.

Additional Information

Academic Appointments and Research Affiliations

  • Lawson Health Research Institute (Associate Scientist)
  • Canadian Centre for Activity and Aging
  • Lawson Mental Health Research Group (Advisory Group Member)

Professional Activities

  • Member, Canadian Association of Gerontology
  • Member, Gerontological Nursing Association Ontario
  • Gerontological Society of America