Faculty Members

Faculty members in the Arthur Labatt Family School of Nursing are engaged in impactful research across a number of health-related areas. Click on a faculty member's name to view their full profile and learn more about their research.

Research Supervisors and Interests

Yolanda Babenko-Mould

Yolanda Babenko-Mould
  • Canadian and international involvement in nursing education
  • Development of educational resources for use by clinical teachers in Canada and Rwanda
  • Internationally-educated nursing students
  • Clinical teacher and nursing student empowerment
  • Clinical teachers’ use of empowering behaviours
  • Nursing students’ self-efficacy for professional practice
  • Nursing students’ self-efficacy for computer-mediated learning in online environments
  • Civility in nursing education contexts

Deanna Befus

Deanna Befus
  • Health equity and social justice
  • Structural violence and women's health
  • Chronic pain
  • Stress and trauma
  • Systems Thinking Methodologies
  • Nonpharmacological self-management and integrative wellness
  • Critical theoretical perspectives
  • Global and public health
  • Self-management decision-making

Richard Booth

Richard Booth
  • Nursing education, teaching with technology, curriculum development
  • Health informatics, eHealth, social media in healthcare
  • Mental health nursing
  • Socio-technical perspectives, actor-network theory, technology evaluation
  • Health information technology, information systems

Susana Caxaj

Susana Caxaj
  • Global health, including industrial impacts on community and migrant health
  • Indigenous health, health equity and cultural safety
  • Belonging, inclusion and service access among immigrant populations
  • Participatory Action Research
  • Social determinants of health and Intersectionality
  • Relational and Indigenous ways of Knowing

Lorie Donelle

Lorie Donelle
  • Digital Health
    • Technology enabled models of health care
    • Impact on clients, clinicians, & organizations
  • Health and Digital Health Literacy
  • Health Promotion

Cheryl Forchuk

Cheryl Forchuk
  • Health promotion
  • Issues related to community integration for people who have been diagnosed with a mental illness, including:
    • Therapeutic relationships
    • Social Support
    • Housing/Homelessness

Anna Garnett

Anna Garnett
  • Older adults and their caregivers
  • Chronic disease management
  • Physical activity and aging
  • Interdisciplinary approaches to chronic disease management
  • Qualitative and mixed methods
  • Self-management, health promotion and social determinants of health

Marilyn Ford-Gilboe

Marilyn Ford-Gilboe
  • Women’s health and health inequity across diverse contexts, including rural settings
  • Health, social and economic consequences of gender-based violence and trauma
  • Development and testing complex (F2F and online) interventions to improve health and quality of life for women with histories of IPV
  • Strengthening health care approaches for people living with violence and inequity
  • Trauma- and violence-informed care, relational practice and strengths-based models of practice/service delivery (particularly related to community health nursing)
  • Measurement of gender-based violence and equity-oriented care

Kim Jackson

Kim Jackson
  • Health Promotion & Caring for Self, Colleagues & Clients
  • Episodic Mental Health Illnesses
  • Professional Practice in Families
  • Child Health and Family Nursing

Abe Oudshoorn

Abe Oudshoorn
  • Homelessness prevention
  • Women’s homelessness
  • Health promotion
  • Refugee housing outcomes
  • Qualitative methods
  • Participatory action research
  • Poverty and health
  • Mental health
  • Public policy
  • Health equity

Fiona Webster

Fiona Webster
  • The sociology of chronic pain and other chronic health conditions
  • Critical ethnography and institutional ethnography
  • Gender and health
  • Health equity and social determinants of health
  • Evaluation of complex interventions

Victoria Smye

Victoria Smye
  • Inequities in access to mental health and addictions care
  • Indigenous health
  • Women and violence and, in particular, interpersonal and structural violence
  • Critical theoretical perspectives, including exploration and application of the concepts of cultural safety, relational practice, and intersectionality in nursing and health care more broadly

Penny Tryphonopoulos

Penny Tryphonopoulos
  • Perinatal mood disorders
  • Infant mental health
  • Attachment
  • Intervention development & testing