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

Saleema Allana

Saleema Allana
  • Intersectionality and cardiovascular care
  • Cardiovascular and chronic disease management
  • Telehealth and remote monitoring programs for vulnerable populations
  • Cardiovascular health of immigrants and other vulnerable populations
  • Sex-based differences in cardiovascular symptoms and clinical outcomes
  • Gender-based differences in care-seeking, self-care behaviors, and disease management for cardiovascular diseases
  • Aging and quality of life with cardiovascular disease
  • Health behaviours and self-care decision making among heart failure patients
  • Adoption of technology, and its effectiveness in delivering nursing education
  • Health equity and social justice
  • Social technologies and their impact on social inclusion, discrimination, and intolerance

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, 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

Susana Caxaj

Susana Caxaj
  • Temporary migrant populations
  • Global health and community health
  • Anti-racism and critical social justice
  • Indigenous health, health equity and cultural safety
  • Belonging, inclusion and service access among immigrant populations
  • Participatory Action Research

Cheryl Forchuk

Cheryl Forchuk
  • Mental health nursing
  • Mental illness and poverty, housing and homelessness
  • Transitional discharge model
  • The use of technology in mental health

Anna Garnett

Anna Garnett
  • Applied gerontology including caregivers and families
  • Chronic disease management in older adults – optimizing health
  • Health equity within gerontology and geriatrics
  • Health informatics and digital applications within gerontological contexts
  • Interdisciplinary approaches to understanding socio-environmental impacts on the health of older adult populations

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

Amanda McIntyre

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  • Health systems and health service delivery
  • Rehabilitation sciences, interdisciplinary health care
  • Emergency (hyperacute) and acute care nursing
  • Chronic and neurological disease, older adults
  • Quantitative methods
  • Health informatics and digital health solutions

Shokoufeh Modanloo

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  • Women’s and Children’s health in Global Context
  • Sociopolitical Determinants of Health for Marginalized Populations
  • Historical and Structural Factors to Understand Systemic discrimination and racism
  • Community-based Participatory Research
  • Theory and Philosophy in Nursing

Abe Oudshoorn

Abe Oudshoorn
  • Homelessness prevention
  • Health Equity
  • Health promotion
  • Housing Policy
  • Qualitative methods

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
  • Gender-based violence

Glorieuse Uwizeye

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  • Intergenerational health impacts of human violence, in particular, developmental and health impacts of genocide
  • Developmental and health outcomes of early life trauma exposure
  • Epigenetics
  • Health disparities
  • Global health
  • Nursing workforce

Nadine Wathen

Nadine Wathen
  • Gender-based Violence
  • Health Equity & Social Justice
  • Knowledge Mobilization
  • Public Policy
  • Health Information & Communication

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