Academic Staff

Mandy Archibald, BScN, PhD
Assistant Professor
Interdisciplinary Artist
Scientist, Children’s Hospital Research
Institute of Manitoba (CHRIM)

Contact Information:
#317 Helen Glass Centre for Nursing
College of Nursing

University of Manitoba
Winnipeg, MB R3T 2N2

Ph#: (204) 447-6660

My research lab leverages knowledge of lived experience through qualitative, mixed methods and arts-based research to improve care and social wellbeing. Through this emphasis on applied qualitative research and arts-based, collaborative knowledge translation, I seek to improve the relevance and impact of research for diverse stakeholder groups.  


How can we better use the arts to improve understanding and communicate the complexities of research and the lived experience? How can knowledge of the lived experience be used to inform quality health care and improve social wellbeing?

These questions are central to Dr. Archibald’s program of research, which integrates applied qualitative, mixed-methods and the arts with collaborative knowledge translation approaches across various health-illness and social contexts to improve outcomes for often marginalized and put-at-risk groups. As an exhibiting interdisciplinary artist also positioned at the School of Art, Dr. Archibald works at the nexus of the arts and science to disrupt entrenched ways of seeing and doing. Dr. Archibald is passionate about collaborative, applied research to ensure the use of research findings. She has received over 35 awards for research and practice excellence, including a recent Top 150 Nurse in Canada recognition. Dr. Archibald has clinical experience across various in-patient pediatric settings and is Associate Editor for the International Journal of Multiple Research Approaches. Dr. Archibald supervises students with interest in lived experience, arts-based research, applied qualitative and mixed methods research, realist methods, and knowledge translation (including integrated and collaborative approaches) across chronic illness contexts.

 Degrees and Training  
  • CIHR Postdoctoral Fellowship Flinders University, AUSTRALIA 2016-2019
  • PhD
    University of Alberta, 2016
  • BScN (with honours)
    University of Alberta, 2006
 Research Interests  
  • Collaborative Knowledge Translation
  • Arts-Based Methods
  • Applied Qualitative and Mixed Methods Research
  • Social Stigma
  • Lived Experience of Chronic illness

Dr. Archibald is currently accepting graduate students and postdoctoral research fellows. Please contact her early in your planning for supervision opportunities.


 To view publications, please see link to ORCHID