NursingWestern Health Sciences

Research Supervisors

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 Research Interests

Andrusyszyn, Mary-Anne

  • Leadership, flexible delivery, reflection, and evaluation (student/faculty)
  • Mentorship; clinical teaching; technology in nursing education

Babenko-Mould, Yolanda

  • 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

Berman, Helene

  • Violence in the lives of girls and young women
  • Experience of uprooting, displacement and health in the lives of homeless girls, Aboriginal girls and newcomer girls in Ontario
  • The transition to motherhood among women who have experienced past trauma
  • Systemic and structural violence and the intersections among race, gender, class and health

Booth, Richard

  • 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

Donelle, Lorie

  • Health promotion
  • Health literacy of health care providers and clients
  • Health information technology use among health care providers and clients

Evans, Marilyn

  • Health promotion
  • Issues related to women, child and family health and health promotion including:
  • Reproductive health
  • Ethical decision making
  • Community health
  • Diabetes prevention

Forchuk, Cheryl

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

Ford-Gilboe, Marilyn

  • Health, health inequities and capacities of women and families, particularly those in transition and/or living in conditions of marginalization
  • Intimate Partner Violence and Trauma (health, social and economic consequences; health care responses; effectiveness of services and interventions; trauma and violence informed care; women’s experiences in diverse social contexts)
  • Rural Women’s health
  • Testing Innovative, Complex Primary Health Care, Community Health and Population Health Interventions to reduce health inequities
  • Use of Technology to deliver health interventions
  • Relational and empowerment-oriented family and community health nursing approaches (including the Developmental Model of Health and Nursing)

Jackson, Kim

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

Kerr, Mickey

  • Models of care
  • Nursing intervention studies
  • Work organization
  • Job stress
  • Epidemiology

Leipert, Bev

  • Qualitative research methodologies including the development and refinement of new methodologies such as photovoice ( the collecting and analysis of photographs as research data )
  • Social determinants of  health, such as social support, education, economic status, gender, culture, and geographical location
  • Health promotion through education, sport (such as curling), and empowerment
  • Social justice with and for vulnerable populations
  • Policy and health care improvement
  • Rural women's health across Canada
  • Aging and women's health needs and resources
  • Community health nursing in rural and isolated settings

Orchard, Carole

  • Knowledge development of collaborative client-centred teamwork
  • Interprofessional collaborative practice in health care teams
  • The process students, faculty and health practitioners adopt to transform from multidisciplinary to interprofessional collaborative practice
  • Linking research to other countries

Oudshoorn, Abe

  • Health promotion
  • Critical ethnography
  • Qualitative methods
  • Participatory action research
  • Poverty and health
  • Homelessness
  • Critical theory
  • Mental health

Smye, Victoria

  • 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

Wong, Carol

  • Impact of leadership (specifically authentic leadership) on staff/nurse and client outcomes
  • Study of the nature of clinical nursing leadership within interdisciplinary models of care
  • Educational models that are most effective in preparing future leaders
  • Knowledge translation strategies of leaders and role in policy formation
  • Decisional involvement - leader structural and organizational characteristics linked to decisional involvement and policy formation within organizations
  • Organizational structure and governance features and role configurations that best support positive work environments for health care professionals