University of Manitoba - Faculty of Nursing - Academic Staff
Academic Staff
Maureen Heaman   
  RN, PhD

Contact Information:
Rm# 357 Helen Glass Centre for Nursing        
College of Nursing
University of Manitoba
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3T 2N2
Ph#: 204-474-6222
Dr. Heaman's program of research focuses on disparities in women's maternal health, utilization and quality of prenatal care, and perinatal surveillance and epidemiology.
Dr. Heaman holds a part-time appointment in the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences, Max Rady College of Medicine. She is a Research Scientist at the Manitoba Centre for Health Policy, a Scientist at the Children's Hospital Research Institute of Manitoba, and a Research Affiliate at the Manitoba Centre for Nursing and Health Research.  Dr. Heaman was the recipient of a Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) New Investigator Award (2003-2008) and a Mid-Career Research Chair in Gender and Health (2008-2013). Dr. Heaman has served as a member of the Canadian Perinatal Surveillance System (CPSS) of the Public Health Agency of Canada and the Institute Advisory Board for the CIHR Institute of Human Development, Child and Youth Health. She has received several awards, including an Rh Award (2007) and Merit Award (2013) from University of Manitoba, a Centennial Award from the Canadian Nurses Association (2008), a YMCA/YWCA Women of Distinction award (2012), and an Excellence in Leadership Award from Canadian Association of Perinatal and Women's Health Nurses (2015).

Research Interests:

  • Maternal health and pregnancy outcomes
  • Psychosocial/behavioral aspects of pregnancy
  • Perception of pregnancy risk

To view publications, please see link to PUBMED

Link to PDF of CV


  • PhD
    University of Manitoba, 2001
  • MN
    University of Manitoba, 1987
  • BN
    University of Manitoba, 1978




Partners in Inner-city Integrated Prenatal Care 

Research Instruments:

Perception of Pregnancy Risk Questionnaire (PPRQ)

Childbirth Expectations Questionnaire (CEQ)

Quality of Prenatal Care Questionnaire (QPCQ)

The Migrant Friendly Maternity Care Questionnaire