Academic Staff

Lynn S. Scruby, RN, PhD
Assistant Professor

E: Lynn.Scruby@umanitoba.ca
P: 204.474.6659
F: 204.474.7682

 

 

 Education
 
PhD, University of Manitoba
MS, University of Minnesota
BN, McGill University
Post Graduate Diploma in Advanced Psychiatric Nursing, University of Saskatchewan
Diploma in Nursing, St. Paul’s Hospital School of Nursing, Saskatoon
 
 Other Appointments (Academic/Research)
 
Research Affiliate, Manitoba Centre for Nursing and Health Research, Faculty of Nursing, University of Manitoba
 
 Specialty/Clinical/Teaching Areas
 
Health promotion in the community; Community health assessment and level interventions; Health care policy: implications for nursing practice
 
 Current Research
 
My research program is in the area of community health, both urban and rural contexts. My focus is addressing social justice and equity issues in marginalized and vulnerable populations. This includes identifying directions for programs and policies and initiating knowledge transfer activities. I am currently researching how inner-city communities build capacity for population health promotion and collaborate for common policy goals. I have conducted research on the work of community health nurses and their role in policy activities through the lens of feminist research and qualitative methodology.
 
 Recent Grants
 
Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) and Sport Canada, Sport Participation Research Initiative ($134,483.00). Exploring Social Support, Sport Participation and Rural Women’s Health using Photovoice. Dr. Bev Leipert (Principal Investigator, University of Western Ontario). Co-Investigators: Dr. Heather Mair, University of Waterloo; Dr. Kevin Wamsley, University of Western Ontario; Dr. Donna Meagher-Stewart, Dalhousie University; Dr. Lynn Scruby, University of Manitoba. (2009-2012).

UM/SSHRC Research Grants Program ($6,908.00). Exploring Collaboration and Building Community Organization Capacity for Population Health Promotion in an Inner-city Neighbourhood. Principal Investigator (Co-investigators): Dr. Lyn Ferguson, Dr. David Gregory. (2009-2010)
 

 Recent Publications
 
Leipert, B., Plunkett, R., Meagher-Stewart, D., Scruby, L., Mair, H., & Wamsley, K. (2011). I can’t imagine my life without it! Curling and health promotion: A photovoice study. The Canadian Journal of Nursing Research. 43(1): 60-78. (Prairie Site Leader 20%).

Scruby, L. & Taylor, C. (2009). Looking for jewels: Nursing scholarship at the undergraduate level. Pathways to Pedagogy. University Teaching Services (UTS). University of Manitoba, 18(1). 9 (50% Contribution).

Cusack, C., Hall, W., Scruby, L., & Wong, S. (2008). Public health nurses’ (PCHNs) perception of their role in early postpartum discharge. Canadian Journal of Public Health, 99(3), 206-211.

Scruby, L., & Rapaport-Beck, R. (2008). Including low-income women with children: Program and policy directions. Provincial Council of Women Newsletter. Manitoba.

Scruby, L., & Rapaport-Beck, R. (2007). Including low income women with children: Program and policy directions. Winnipeg, Manitoba: Prairie Women's Health Centre of Excellence.

Scruby, L., & Rapaport-Beck, R. (2007). Notes for policy makers and program planners. Including low income women with children: program and policy directions. Winnipeg, Manitoba: Prairie Women’s Health Centre of Excellence.

Scruby, L., & Rapaport-Beck, R. (2007).A community booklet. Including low income women with children: Program and policy directions. Winnipeg, Manitoba: Prairie Women's Health Centre of Excellence.

Selected Conference Presentations:
Leipert, B., Mair, H., Scruby, L. (2013). Exploring social support, sport participation, and rural women’s health using photovoice. A National Curling Study in Ontario, Manitoba, and Nova Scotia. Sport Canada Research Initiative Conference, Ottawa, ON, October 29, 2013.

Leipert, B., Plunkett, R., Scruby, L, Meagher-Stewart, D., Mair, H. & Wamsley, K. (2013). Curling, Rural Health Promotion and Community Life: A National Photovoice Study. 4th International Conference on Sport and Society. Chicago, June 13-15, 2013.

Ferguson, E., Scruby, L., & Gregory, D. (2013). Establishing research priorities on organizational collaboration in an inner-city on the Canadian prairies. Canadian Association of Schools of Social Work Conference, Victoria, BC. June 3-6, 2013.

Scruby, L., Ferguson, L., Gregory, D. (2013). Exploring Collaboration and Building Community Organizational Capacity for Population Health Promotion in an Inner-City Neighbourhood. Faculty of Nursing, Winnipeg. April, 2013.

Reynolds, V. & Scruby, L. (2013). Listening to Adolescents about Text Messaging in Sexual Health. Poster Presentation. MCNHR Graduate Student Poster Competition. Winnipeg, MB. April, 2013. [Gold winning poster].

Meagher-Stewart, D., Leipert, B., Scruby, L., Mair, H., & Wamsley, K. Rural Women’s Health and the Influence of Curling on Individual and Community Health: A Photovoice Study. 18th International Qualitative Health Research Conference, Montreal, October 23-25, 2012.

Leipert, B., Plunkett, R., Scruby, L., Meagher-Stewart, D., Mair, H., & Wamsley, K. (2012). A pictorial exploration of rural women’s health and curling in Canada. International Rural Women’s Studies Association Triennial Conference, Fredericton, NB, July 26-28, 2012.

Scruby, L. Rona, H., Leipert, B., Meagher-Stewart, D., Mair, H., & Wamsley, K. (2012). Photovoice as Innovative Methodology for Exploring Rural Women’s Health in Manitoba. Qualitative Research Conference. Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. June 11-13, 2012.

Leipert, B., Plunkett, R., Meagher-Stewart, D., Scruby, L., Mair, H., & Wamsley, K. (2011) I can’t imagine my life without it! Curling and health promotion: A photovoice study. International Conference in Community Health Care Nursing Research Symposium. Edmonton, AB. May, 2011.

Scruby, L. (2011). Collaboration Between Inner-City Agencies: Actualizing Potential Health Equity Among Vulnerable Urban Populations. ICCHNR. Edmonton, AB. May, 2011.

Spencer, J., Chernomas, W. & Scruby, L. (2010). Rape in war: An international nursing issue. International Clinical Nursing Research Conference. University of Ottawa. June, 2010.

Scruby, L., Ferguson, L. & Gregory, D. (2010). Building organization capacity for population health promotion: Innovative approaches to study collaboration in an inner-city neighbourhood. Presented at 2nd Innovations in Qualitative Research Conference. University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon and at Public Health in Canada: Shaping the Future Together. Toronto, On. June, 2010.

Scruby, L., Ferguson, L. & Gregory, D. (June, 2010). Studying collaboration in an inner-city neighbourhood: Knowledge to action for population health promotion. 4th National Community Health Nurses Conference. Knowledge to Action: Engage, Enable, Inspire. Toronto, On.

Scruby, L., Taylor, C. (2010). Engaging undergraduate nursing students in the publication process: Transitioning from student writer to nursing scholar. Canadian Association of Schools of Nursing, Nurse Educators Conference. Traditions and Transitions: The Evolving Legacy of Nursing Education. Winnipeg. May, 2010

Lahaie, U., Scruby, L., Shuster, S. (2010). Community clinical evaluation: Tool development based on clinical scholarship. Canadian Association of Schools of Nursing, Nurse Educators Conference. Traditions and Transitions: The Evolving Legacy of Nursing Education, Winnipeg. May, 2010.

Leipert, B., Plunkett, R., Mair, H., Meagher-Stewart, D., Scruby, L. & Wamsley, K. (2010). Curling and the transformation of gender and health: A national study using photovoice. Presented at the national conference: Gender, Rurality, Transformation: A Conference on Gender Relations and the Changing Dynamics of Canadian Rural Life, University of Guelph, On. May, 2010.

Spencer, J., Chernomas, W., Scruby, L. (2010). Recent immigrant and refugee women who have experienced sexual violence present challenges for clinical nursing. Canadian Conference on Collaborative Mental Health Care, Winnipeg, Mb. May, 2010.

Scruby, L., Haworth-Brockman, M., & Leach, J. (2009). Including low-income women with children: Program and policy directions. Public Health in Canada: Strengthening Connections. Canadian Public Health Association 2009 Annual Conference, Winnipeg, Manitoba, June 7-10, 2009.

Shuster, S., Lahaie, U., Scruby, L., & Cohen, B. (2009). Integrating the Canadian Community Health Nursing Standards of Practice into community health nursing clinical education. Blazing our Trail… Tools, Tactics and Taking Charge. CHNAC Conference, Calgary, Alberta, June 17-19, 2009.

Scruby, L., Haworth-Brockman, M. & Taylor, S. (2009). Low-income women using family resource centres: A place to start for policy directions. Welcoming Communities. Family Resource Programs Canada Conference, Niagara Falls, Ontario, May 12-15, 2009.

Scruby, L. (2008). ). Including low income women with children: Program and policy directions. CHNAC-CHNIG Shaping the Future Conference. 2nd National Community Health Nurses Conference, Toronto, Ontario, May, 2008.

Scruby, L. .(2008). Including low income women with children: Program and policy directions. Presented at Bright Beginnings, North Eastman Parent Child Coalition 6th Annual Forum, Beausejour, Manitoba, April, 2008.

Murphy, N., & Scruby, L. (2007). Community health nurses foster professional dialogue for healthy public policy. Setting an Ethical Agenda for Health Promotion International Conference, co-sponsored by the International Union for Health Promotion and Education (IUHPE) and the Research Foundation – Flanders (FWO), Ghent Belgium, September, 2007.