Academic Staff

Roberta Woodgate, RN, PhD
Professor
CIHR Applied Chair in Reproductive, Child and Youth Health Services and Policy Research

E: Roberta.Woodgate@umanitoba.ca
P: 204.474.8338
F: 204.474.7682

 Education 
 
PhD, University of Manitoba
MN, University of Manitoba
BN, University of Manitoba
  
 Other Appointments (Academic/Research) 
 
Appointment in the Faculty of Medicine for Pediatric and Child Health, University of Manitoba
Research Scientist for the Manitoba Institute of Child Health (MICH)
Canadian Cancer Society (CCS) Research Scientist
  
 Specialty/Clinical/Teaching Areas 
 
Clinical Interests: Expertise in Pediatric Nursing in all areas of child/adolescent health including pediatric chronic and life-threatening illness, childhood disability, and child/youth health promotion

Teaching Areas: Qualitative Research Methods, Health Promotion and Families, Nursing Research Methods, and courses dealing with child and adolescent health and illness.
 

Current Research 

Population of Interest: Children, adolescents, and young adults (as individuals and in the context of the family and larger systems)
Research foci:
  1. Psychosocial-cultural issues across the illness and disability continuum in childhood, adolescence, and young adults; Understanding how children/adolescents/young adults experience illness (physical and mental illness) and disability; Supportive and palliative care in children/adolescents/young adults experiencing cancer and other life-threatening illnesses
  2. Health promotion and education in children/adolescents; Healthy child development
  3. Intervention work to help children deal with challenging life events (includes the development of interactive technology)
  4. Ethics of child and youth health research
  5. International child/adolescent health
Examples of Concepts Studied: Social support; Sense of self; Resiliency; Quality of life; Coping; Transition; Decision-making; Participation
Research Methods
: Qualitative research methods; Child and youth research methods; Arts-Based research methods; Mixed methods 
Recent Grants 

Woodgate, R. L. Principal Investigator (PI), T. Galloway, T., Vanan, M., &  Yanofsky, R. (2015). The Journey for survivors of childhood brain tumours: From post-treatment Into adolescence and adulthood. Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR). Amount of Funding: $428,985.00, 2015-2018.* Ranked #1 by the Humanities, Social Sciences, Law & Ethics in Health Committee.

Wittmeier K., Jong, G., Woodgate, R., Sibley, K., & Ringaert, L. (2015). Mapping the current state of pediatric healthy weight programs in Manitoba: Promoting knowledge to action. Children’s Hospital Research Institute of Manitoba Operating Grant. Amount: $40,000.00    

Woodgate, R. L., Ahmed, R.,Altman, G., Chartier, M., Forget, E., Katz, L., Metge, C., Wener, P.,  Brousseau Snider, T., Chipperfield, S., Edwards, J., Enns, M., Goossen, R., Kates, N., Kondra, P., Kutcher, S., Peters, C., Sanderson, J., Santos, R., Schellenberg, F., Synyshyn, M., Morgan,  S. Research  Manitoba Applied Health Services Research Grant Funding for: Improving Access and Quality of Mental Health Services for Youth through Implementation of a Shared Care Stepped Approach for a period of 2 years, $199, 997.00, 2015-2017

Galloway, T., Doucette, M., Ingebrigtson, L., Healey, G., & Woodgate, R. L., (2014). A qualitative study of the experience of cancer and death from cancer among Inuit residents of Nunavut using Indigenous and Western methodologies. CIHR. Amount of Funding:  $404,472.00, 2014-2017.

Woodgate, R.L. Principal Investigator (PI) & Pirnat, M.  Living with and managing hemophilia from diagnosis and through key care transitions: The journey for families of children with hemophilia. Canadian Hemophilia Society (CHS). Amount of Funding: $150,000. 00, 2013-2015.  

Woodgate, R. (PI), Dean, R., P. Migliardi, P., Payne, M., Cochrane, C., & Mignone, J. Aboriginal youth living with HIV: From diagnosis to learning to manage their health and lives. CIHR Operating Grant - PA: First Nations, Inuit and Metis Health from the Institute of Aboriginal Peoples’ Health. Amount of Funding: $100,000.00, October1, 2013- September 30, 2014. And $34,527.00  from the CIHR- Manitoba Regional Partnerships Program (RPP) Funding (Manitoba Health Research Council).

Miller, W.C., Eng, J., Giesbrecht, E., Goldsmith, C., Mitchell, I., & Woodgate, R. L. Enhancing Participation In the Community by improving Wheelchair Skills (EPIC WheelS): A Feasibility Study. Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR). Amount of Funding: $138,000, 2012-2014.

Woodgate, R. L. Principal Investigator (PI), Amaladas, M., Crockett, M., Dean, R., Dillon, M., & Plourde, P. Improving access to community-based primary health care for African immigrant and refugee families. Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR). Amount of Funding: $331,207. 00, 2012-2015.

Woodgate, R. L. (PI), Altman, G., Walker, J., & Wener, P. Youth's Voices: Their Lives and Experiences of Living with an Anxiety Disorder. Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR). Amount of Funding: $366,010.00, 2012-2015.

Woodgate, R. L. (PI), Altman, G., Walker, J., & Wener, P. Youth's Voices: Their Lives and Experiences of Living with an Anxiety Disorder. Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) - Manitoba Regional Partnership Program (RPP) Funding. Amount of Funding: $100,000.00, 2011-2013.

Woodgate, R. L. (PI), Masuda, J., Manchanda, R., & Griffith, E. J. Building youth capacity for heart health promotion: A school-based feasibility study. Heart and Stroke Foundation of Manitoba: Primary Prevention Challenge Grant Program. Amount of Funding: $79,887.00, 2011-2013.

Woodgate, R. L. (PI) & Payne, M. (2011). Positive youth and the Manitoba HIV program project. AIDS Community Action Program (ACAP) resources. Amount of funding: $5,600.00.

Martin, D. & Woodgate, R. L.A family health needs assessment with a First Nation community using critical and indigenous methodologies. Dr. Paul H.T. Thorlakson Foundation Fund. Amount of Funding: $24,063.14, 2010-2011.

Woodgate, R. L. Principal Investigator (PI), Rempel, G., Ripat, J., Elias, B., Moffat, M., Halas, J., Linton, J., Martin, D. Understanding the Disability Trajectory of First Nations Families of Children with disabilities: Advancing Jordan’s Principle. Canadian Institutes of Health Research Emerging Team Grant: Children with Disabilities (ETG: CWD) (Bright Futures for Kids with Disabilities). Amount of Funding: $529,081 over three years, 2009-2014.

Teucher, U. & Woodgate, R. L. Cancer and Young Adults: Making Sense of Illness. Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Research Grant. Amount of Funding: $67,922.00 in total for two years, 2009 – 2011.

Medved, M. (PI), Rogers, K., & Woodgate, R. L. Decision-making in the acquired brain injury triad: Perspectives of persons with acquired brain injury, their families, and professionals. Manitoba Medical Service Foundation (MMSF) research grant. Amount of Funding: $25,000.00 (Total) for 2009 – 2010.

Woodgate, R. L. Principal Investigator (PI), Edwards, M., Lane, M.,Goldberg, A., Wener, P., & McDonald, P. Youth involvement in health care decisions: Ethical, social, and cultural perspectives . Manitoba Health Research Council Award. Amount of Funding: $50,000.00 (Total) for 2009 – 2010.

Woodgate, R. L. (P I), Edwards, M., Lane, M.,Goldberg, A., Wener, P., & McDonald, P. Youth Involvement in Health Care Decisions: Ethical, Social, and Cultural Perspectives. Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) operating grant. Amount of Funding: $95,853.00 (Total), 2008 – 2010.

Woodgate, R. L. (PI), Hallman, B., Ripat, J., Borton, B., Rempel, G., & Edwards, M. Changing geographies of care: Using therapeutic landscapes as a framework to understand how families with medically complex children participate in communities Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) operating grant. Amount of Funding: - $79,768/year for three years (total-$$239,309.00), 2008 – 2014.

Woodgate, R. L. ((PI), Rempel, G., Ripat, J., Borton, B., Elias, B., Moffat, M., & Halas, J. Understanding the Disability Trajectory of First Nations Families of Children with disabilities: Advancing Jordan’s Principle. Canadian Institutes of Health Research Emerging Team Grant: Children with Disabilities (ETG: CWD) (Bright Futures for Kids with Disabilities). Amount of Funding: $10,000.00 for one year, 2008-2009.

Woodgate, R. (PI). Title of Project: Youth speaking for themselves about health within their own life situations: An ethnographic study of youth's perspectives of health and their own health interests. Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Research Grant. Amount of Funding: $60,000.00 in total for three year, 2007 – 2010.

McDonald, M. (PI), Woodgate, R. et al. Title of Project: Canadian network for governance of ethical health research involving humans: Evidence, accountability and practice. CIHR Team Grant: Ethics, Legal and Social Issues. Amount of Funding: $67,824.00 /year for three year, 2007 – 2010.

Woodgate, R.
(PI), Halas, J. & Schultz, A. An ethnographic study of Adolescents' conceptualization of cancer and cancer prevention: Framing cancer and cancer prevention within the life-situations of adolescents. Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) operating grant. Amount of Funding: $355,266.00 (Total) for four years, 2007 – 2011.

Woodgate, R. (PI), Halas, J. & Schultz, A. Title of Project: An ethnographic study of adolescents ' conceptualization of cancer and cancer prevention: Framing cancer and cancer prevention within the life-situations of adolescents. Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) - Manitoba Regional Partnership Program (RPP) Funding. Amount of Funding: $85,828.00 for one year, 2008 – 2009.

Woodgate, R. (PI), Irani, P., Degner, L., Yanofsky, R., West, C., & Watters, C. Title of Project: Development and Testing of a Computer Video-Game Approach Designed for Self-Assessment and Management of Meaning-Centred Symptom Experiences by Children with Cancer. Canadian Institutes of Health Research – CIHR Operating Grant. Amount of Funding: $132,888.00 per year for four years, 2006 – 2010.

Woodgate, R. (PI), Dean, R., Shapiro, C., Edwards, R., Grant, K., & Cham, B. Title of Project: #Perceptions and Assessment of the Risks to Involving Children in Research: Perspectives of Research Ethics Board Members, Child Health Researchers, and Parents. CIHR - RFA for Empirical and Conceptual Research on Ethical, Legal and Social Issues in Studies Involving gnant Women and Children. Amount of Funding: $92,095.00 per year for three years plus $4,250.00 in equipment, 2005 –2008.

Woodgate, R. L. (PI). Title of Grant: Development of an International Pediatric Oncology Research Network: Setting the Stage for International Collaborative Psychosocial-Behavioral Research, Canadian Institutes of Health Research - CIHR International Opportunity Program: Development/Planning Grant, $24,992.00, March 2005-2006.

Woodgate, R. L.
(PI), Sloan, J., & Yanofsky, R. Title of Project: Parents' and Children's Decisions and Experiences in Childhood Cancer Clinical Trials. Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR) Operating Grant, Support for the period of 2004 - 2007; Total Amount: $49,428.00.

Ripat, J., Woodgate , R., Etcheverry, E., & Medved M. Assistive technology and young adults with disabilities. Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR) operating grant. Amount of Funding: $119,084.00 (total), 2009-2011.

Ripat, J. & Woodgate , R. Young adults with spinal cord injuries, participation, and assistive technology: Manitoba Spinal Cord Injury Research Committee operating grant. Amount of Funding: $45,000.00, 2009-2010. 
Recent Publications 


Wener, P. & Woodgate, R. L. (In Press). Collaborating in the context of co-location: A grounded theory study. BMC Family Practice.

Woodgate, R. L.
& Busolo, D. (In Press). A qualitative study on Canadian youth’s perspectives of peers who smoke: Messages for anti-tobacco campaigns. BMC Public Health.

Gibson, F., Vindrola, C., Hinds, P., Jenholt Nolbris, M., Kelly, D., Kelly, P., Kline, N., Ruccione, K., Soanes, L., Woodgate, R., & Baggott, C. (In Press). Building the evidence for nursing practice: learning from a structured review of SIOP abstracts, 2003-2012. Pediatric Blood and Cancer.

Woodgate, R.L.
, Ripat, J., Edwards, M., Borton, B., & Rempel, G. (2015). Intense parenting: A qualitative study detailing the experiences of parenting children with complex care needs.  BMC Pediatrics, 15:197, 15 pages. doi: 10.1186/s12887-015-0514-5

Woodgate, R. L., Tailor, K., Yanofsky, R., & Vanan, M. (2016). Childhood brain cancer and its psychosocial impact on survivors and their parents: A qualitative thematic synthesis. European Journal of Oncology Nursing, 20, 140-149,http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ejon.2015.07.004

Busolo, D. & Woodgate, R. L. (2015). Using the supportive care framework to understand and improve palliative care among cancer patients in Africa. Palliative and Supportive Care Journal, 18 pages, doi:10.1017/S1478951515000796

Published online June 16, 2015, http://journals.cambridge.org/repo_A97OB7Mw.KK9KY

Woodgate, R.L. & Sigurdson, C. (2015). Building school-based cardiovascular health promotion capacity in youth: A mixed methods study. BMC Public Health, 15:421 doi: 10.1186/s12889-015-1759-5.

Giesbrecht, E.M., Miller, W.C., & Woodgate R.L. (2015). Navigating uncharted territory: A qualitative study of the experience of transitioning to wheelchair use among older adults and their care providers. BMC Geriatrics, 15:91, 10 pages, URL: http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2318/15/91

Delara, M. & Woodgate, R. L. (2015). Psychological distress and its correlates among university students: A cross-sectional study. Journal of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology, 28(4), 240-244.

Busolo, D. & Woodgate, R. L. (2015). Palliative care experiences of adult cancer patients from ethnocultural groups: A qualitative systematic review protocol. JBI Database of Systematic Reviews & Implementation Reports, 13(1), 99-111.

Campbell-Enns, H. & Woodgate, R. L. (2015). The psychosocial experience of women with breast cancer across the lifespan: A systematic review protocol. JBI Database of Systematic Reviews & Implementation Reports, 13(1), 112-121.

Loughery, J. & Woodgate, R. L. (2015). Supportive care needs of rural individuals living with cancer: An integrative review.  Canadian Oncology Nursing Journal, 25(2), 157-166.

Sigurdson, C. & Woodgate, R. L. (2015).  Designing a metasynthesis study in pediatric oncology nursing research. Journal of Pediatric Oncology Nursing, Vol. 32(6) 360–368. doi: 10.1177/1043454214563544

Woodgate, R.L. & Skarlato, O. (2015). “It is about being outside”: Canadian youth’s perspectives of good health and the environment. Place and Health,31,100-110.

West, C., Bell, J., Woodgate, R. L., & Moules, N. (2015). Waiting to return to normal: A qualitative  exploration of family systems intervention in childhood cancer. Journal of Family Nursing, 21(2), 261–294.

Giesbrecht, E., Miller, W., Mitchell I., & Woodgate R.L. (2014).Development of a wheelchair skills home program for older adults using a participatory action design approach. BioMed Research International. Article ID 172434, 13 pages

Woodgate, R. L., Sigurdson, C., Demczuk, L., Tennent, P., Wallis, B., & Wener, P. (2014). The meanings young people assign to living with mental illness and their experiences in managing their health and lives: A systematic review protocol (1690).  JBI Database of Systematic Reviews & Implementation Reports, 12(9), 81-89.

Woodgate, R. L.
(2014) International nursing partnerships for global cancer control: Guest Editorial. Cancer Nursing, 37(5), 319-320.

Tailor, K., Piotrowski, C., Woodgate, R. L., & Letourneau, N. (2014). Child sexual abuse and adult religious life: Challenges of theory and method. Journal of Child Sexual Abuse, 23 (8), 865-884.

Woodgate, R. L., Safipour, J., & Tailor, K. (2014). Canadian adolescents’ perspectives of cancer risks: A qualitative study. Health Promotion International, 30(3)684-694. doi:10.1093/heapro/dau011

Busolo, D. & Woodgate, R. L. (2015). Cancer Prevention in Africa: A literature review. Global Health Promotion. Published online before print July 15, 2014, doi: 10.1177/1757975914537094 , 22(2), 31–39.

Woodgate, R. L.
, West, C., & Tailor, K. (2014). Existential anxiety and growth: An exploration of computerized drawings and perspectives of children and adolescents with cancer. Cancer Nursing, 37(2), 146-159. doi: 10.1097/NCC.0b013e31829ded29

Gibson, F., Baggott, C., Hinds, P., Jenholt Nolbris, M., Kelly, D., Kelly, P., Kline, N., Ruccione, K., Soanes, L., Vindrola, C., & Woodgate, R. (2013).  Review of SIOP Abstracts 2003-2012: What does this tell us about our specialty? Pediatric Blood and Cancer (2013) 60(S3): 39.

Hoogsteen, L. & Woodgate, R. L. (2013). Centering Autism within the Family: A qualitative approach to autism and the family. Journal of Pediatric Nursing, 28(2), 135-140.

Wener, P. & Woodgate, R. L. (2013). Use of a qualitative methodological scaffolding Process to design robust interprofessional studies. Journal of Interprofessional Care, 27(4), 305-312.

Hoogsteen, L. & Woodgate, R. L. (2013). Embracing autism in Canadian rural communities. Australian Journal of Rural Health, 21, 178–182.

Woodgate, R. L. &  Kreklewetz, C.  (2012). “Youth’s narratives about family members smoking: Parenting the parent- it’s not fair!” BMC Public Health, 12, 965 (13 pages).

Giesbrecht, E.,  Miller, W., Eng, J., Mitchell, I., Woodgate, R. & Goldsmith, C. (2013). Enhancing participation in the community by improving wheelchair skills (EPIC Wheels): A feasibility study.  BMC Trials,14:350, 11 pages. Retrieved at: http://www.trialsjournal.com/content/14/1/350

Campbell-Enns, H. & Woodgate, R.L. (2013). Decision making for mothers with cancer: Maintaining the mother-child bond. Submitted to the European Journal of Oncology Nursing, 17 (2013), pp. 261-268.
 
Campbell-Enns, H. & Woodgate, R. L. (2013). Young men with cancer: A literature review. Cancer Nursing, 36(1), E36-E47.

Woodgate, R. L.
, Edwards, M., & Ripat, J. (2012). How families of children with complex care needs participate in everyday life. Social Science and Medicine, 75, 1912-1920.

Ripat, J. & Woodgate, R. L. (2012). Self-perceived participation among adults with spinal cord injury: A grounded theory study. Spinal Cord, 3 July 2012, doi:10.1038/sc.2012.77

Ripat, J. & Woodgate, R. L (2012). The role of assistive technology in self-perceived participation. Submitted to International Journal of Rehabilitation Research, 35, 2, 170-177. doi: 10.1097/MRR.0b013e3283531806

Hoogsteen, L. & Woodgate, R. L. (In Press). Playing the Autism Card: The Lived Experience of Parenting a Child with Autism. Pediatric Nursing.

Wilkins, K. & Woodgate, R. L. (2012). Taking care of second cancer risk. Cancer Nursing, 35(1), 55-62.

Ripat, J. & Woodgate, R. L. (2011). Locating assistive technology within an emancipatory disability research framework. Technology and Disability, 23, 87–92.

Wilkins, K. & Woodgate, R.L. (2011). Life after Cancer: Living with risk. Cancer Nursing, 34(6), 487-494.

Watt-Shepherd, E. & Woodgate, R. L. (2011). A Journey within a Journey: The lived experience of parents who do not live near their child's tertiary cancer centre. Journal of Pediatric Oncology Nursing, 28(4), 231-243.

Ripat, J. & Woodgate, R. L. (2011). The intersection of culture, disability, and assistive technology. Disability and Rehabilitation: Assistive Technology, 6(2), 87–96.

Cox, S., Ross, K., Townsend, A. Avard, D. & Woodgate, R. L. (2011), From Stakeholders to shareholders: Engaging consumers in health research. Health Law Review, 19(3), 63-71.

Hoogsteen, L. & Woodgate, R. L. (2010) Can I play? A concept analysis of participation in children with disabilities. Physical & Occupational Therapy in Pediatrics, 30(4), 325-339.

Woodgate, R. L. Edwards, M. (2010). Children in health research: A matter of trust. Journal of Medical Ethics, 36(4), 211-216.

Woodgate, R. L. & Leach, J. (2010). Youth’s perspectives on the determinants of health. Qualitative Health Research, 20(9),1173-1182.

Watt-Shepherd*, E. & Woodgate, R. L. Cancer survivorship in children and young adults: A concept analysis. Journal of Pediatric Oncology Nursing, 27(2) 109–118.

Watt-Shepherd, E., Woodgate, R. L. & Sawatzky, J. (2010). Pain in children with central nervous system cancer: A human response to illness. Oncology Nursing Forum, 37(4):E318-30.

Woodgate, R. L. & Yanofsky, R. (2010). Parents’ experiences with childhood cancer clinical trials. Cancer Nursing, 33(1),11-18.

Briscoe, W. & Woodgate, R. L. (2010). Sustaining Self: The lived experience of transition to long-term ventilator utilization. Qualitative Health Research, 20(1), 57-67.

Woodgate, R. L. (2009).The experience of dyspnea in school-age children with asthma. MCN: The American Journal of Maternal Child, 34(3), 154-163.

Woodgate, R. L. & Leach, J. (2009). Making it work: Challenges and strategies to engaging youth in qualitative research. International Journal of Qualitative Methods, 8(3). 8.

Woodgate, R. L. (2009).Challenges and the importance of sustaining a mindful presence when engaging children with cancer in the qualitative research process. International Journal of Qualitative Methods, 8(3), 2.

Cox, S., Townsend, A., Preto, N., Woodgate, R. L., & Kolopack, P. (2009). Ethical challenges and evolving practices in research on ethics in health research. Health Law Review, 17:2-3, 33-39.

Owen, M., Emerson, C., Kolopack, P., Preto, N., Sampson, H., Townsend, A., Willison, D. & Woodgate, R. L. (2009). Informing governance through evidence-based research on REBs: Challenges and opportunities. Health Law Review, 17:2-3, 40-46.

Avard, D., Stanton- Jean, M., Woodgate, R. L., Pullman, D., & Saginur, R. (2009). Research ethics board and challenges for public participation. Health Law Review, 17:2-3, 66-72.

Savard, J. & Woodgate, R. L. (2009).Young Peoples’ Lived Experience of Living with IBD and an Ostomy. Gastroenterology Nursing, 32(1), 33-41.

Reisnch, S. & Woodgate, R. (2008). Understanding the cultural meanings of farm women’s Stress Experiences in Canada, Journal of Rural Community Psychology, E10 (2).

Wilkins, K. & Woodgate, R. L. (2008). Preventing second cancers in cancer survivors. Oncology Nursing Forum, 35(2), E12-E22.

Woodgate, R. L., Ateah, C., & Secco, L. (2008). Living in a world of our own: The experience of parents who have a child with autism. Qualitative Health Research, 18(8), 1075-1083.

Woodgate, R. L. (2008). Feeling States: A new approach to understanding how children with cancer experience symptoms. Cancer Nursing, 31(3), 229-238.

Wilkins, K. & Woodgate, R. L. (2008). Designing a mixed methods study in pediatric oncology nursing research. Journal of Pediatric Oncology Nursing, 25, 34-43.

Mossman Sims, R. & Woodgate, R. L. (2008). Managing chronic hepatitis B in children. Journal of Pediatric Health Care, 22(6), 360-367.

Wilkins, K. & Woodgate, R. L. (2007). Supporting siblings through the pediatric bone marrow transplant (BMT) trajectory: Perspectives of siblings of BMT recipients. Cancer Nursing, 30(5), E29-E34.

Wilkins, K. & Woodgate, R. L. (2007). An interruption in family life: Siblings’ lived experience as they transition through the pediatric bone marrow transplant (BMT) trajectory. Oncology Nursing Forum, 34(2), E28-E35.

Heaman, M., Chalmers, K., Woodgate, R. L., Brown, J., & Betker, C. (2007). Relationship work in an early childhood home visiting program. Journal of Pediatric Nursing, 22(4), 319-330.

Woodgate, R. L., Heaman, M., Chalmers, K., & Brown, J. (2007). Issues and challenges in delivering an early childhood home visiting program using lay home visitors. MCN: The American Journal of Maternal Child, 32(2), 95-101.

Wilkins, K. L. & Woodgate, R. L. (2007). State of the science on the second cancer experience in survivors of childhood and adult cancers. Oncology Nursing Forum, 34(1), 200.

Woodgate, R. L. (2006). Siblings’ Experiences with childhood cancer: A different way of being in the family. Cancer Nursing, 29(5), 406-414.

Woodgate, R. L. (2006). Living in the shadow of fear: Adolescents’ experience of depression. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 56(3), 261-269.

Gillespie, C., Woodgate, R. L., Chalmers, K., & Watson, W. (2007). “Living with risk”: Mothering a child with food-induced anaphylaxis. Journal of Pediatric Nursing, 22(1), 30-42.

Secco, L., Woodgate, R. L., Hodgson, A., Kowalski, S., Plouffe, J., Rothney, P. R., Sawatzky-Dickson, D., & Suderman, E. (2006). A survey study of pediatric nurses’ use of information sources. CIN: Computers, Informatics, Nursing, 24(2), 105-112.

Heaman, M., Chalmers, K., Woodgate, R. L., Brown, J. (2006). Early childhood home visiting programme: Factors contributing to success. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 55(3), 291-300.

Woodgate, R. L. (2006). Living in a world without closure: Reality for parents who have experienced the death of a child. Journal of Palliative Care, 22(2), 75-82.

Woodgate, R. L. (2006). The importance of ‘being there’: Perspectives of supportive relationships by adolescents. Journal of Pediatric Oncology Nursing, 23(3), 122-134. *Clinical education units (CEU) offering.

Woodgate, R. L. (2006). Life is never the same: Childhood cancer narratives. European Journal of Cancer Care, 15, 8-18.

Wilkins, K., & Woodgate, R. L. (2006). Transition: A conceptual analysis in the context of siblings of children with cancer. Journal of Pediatric Nursing, 21(4), 256-265.

Wilkins, K., & Woodgate, R. L. (2005). A review of qualitative research on the childhood cancer experience from the perspective of siblings: A need to give them a voice. Journal of Pediatric Oncology Nursing, 22(6), 305–319.

Woodgate, R. L. (2005). “Closure: Who is it for?” Journal of Palliative Care, 21(3), 200.

Woodgate, R. L., Clarke, J., Gibson, F., Hallströöm, I., Kline, N., Monterosso, L., von Essen. L., & Wettergren, L. (2005). Development of an international pediatric oncology research network: Setting the stage for international collaborative psychosocial-behavioral research. Pediatric Blood and Cancer, 45(4), 400.

Woodgate, R. L.
(2005). The childhood cancer experience of healthy siblings. Pediatric Blood and Cancer, 45(4), 538.

Woodgate, R. L.
(2005). A different way of being in adolescents with cancer. Pediatric Blood and Cancer, 45(4), 538.

Wilkins, K., Woodgate, R. L., Degner, L., & Schroeder, M. (2005). Siblings of pediatric bone marrow transplant recipients: Their lived experience as they transition through the bone marrow transplant trajectory. Pediatric Blood and Cancer, 45(4), 424.

Woodgate, R. L. (2005). A different way of being: Adolescents’ experiences with cancer. Cancer Nursing 28(1), 8-15. *Featured in Medscape Profile, for peer-reviewed paper.

 
Selected Published Abstracts: 

Woodgate, R.L., West, C. H., & Tailor, K. (2014). Existential anxiety and growth in children with cancer. Pediatric Blood and Cancer (2014) 60(S3): 39.

Woodgate, R. L. J. (2014). Canadian adolescents’ perspectives of cancer risk. Ca‐PRI 7th Annual Conference: Building Partnerships in Primary Care Cancer Research, European Journal of Cancer Care, 23, supplement1, Abstract- P45, p. 17.

Busolo, D. & Woodgate, R. L. (2014). Cancer Prevention in Africa: A literature review. Ca‐PRI 7th Annual Conference: Building Partnerships in Primary Care Cancer Research, European Journal of Cancer Care, 23, supplement1, Abstract- P49 p. 18.

Campbell-Enns, H. & Woodgate, R. L., (2014). Communicating risk to patients with cancer: The identification and evaluation of communication methods. Ca‐PRI 7th Annual Conference: Building Partnerships in Primary Care Cancer Research, European Journal of Cancer Care, 23, supplement1, Abstract- P54, p. 20.

Woodgate, R. L. (2013). The EMÜD Universe: A psychosocial intervention to help children living with cancer. Invited Keynote Speaker, 21st Annual POGO (Pediatric Oncology Group of Ontario) Symposium on Childhood Cancer: Innovation in Pediatric Oncology, Westin Habour Castle, Toronto, Ontario, November 22 & 23, 2013.

Woodgate, R.L., West, C. H., & Tailor, K. (2013). Existential challenges in children with cancer. Inspiration, Innovation, Transformation: 2013 Canadian Association of Nurses in Oncology Annual Conference, p.89. Vancouver, BC, October 20-23, 2013.

Wener, P., & Woodgate, R.L. (2013). Shared care to deliver mental health services in primary care: A model of interprofessional collaboration. Collaborating Across Borders IV, June 2013.

Tailor, K., Piotrowski, C., Woodgate, R., & Letourneau, N. (2013). Childhood Sexual Abuse and Adult Religious Life: Challenges of Theory and Methods. 25th American Psychological Science (APS) annual conference, Poster Session I - Board: I- 061, May 23, 2013.

Gagné, D. & Woodgate, R. L. Awakening from the cocoon: Family members transitioning through 100 days post stem cell transplant. The 17th International Conference on Cancer Nursing (ICCN).

Campbell-Enns, H. & Woodgate, R. L. (2012). Gender and the experience of cancer in adults. CIHR: at the Advancing Excellence in Gender, Sex and Health Research Conference, Abstract # B7.

Woodgate, R. L., Edwards, M., & Ripat, J.  (2012). “Parenting children with complex care needs: A gender perspective. CIHR: at the Advancing Excellence in Gender, Sex and Health Research Conference, Abstract # 024.4.

Martin, D., Woodgate, R. L., Kirk, A., Lazar, S. & Hart, C.  (2012). Facilitating new directions in health promotion with a First Nations Community: Findings of two ethnographic studies. 2012 Qualitative Health Research Conference.

Giesbrecht, E., Miller, W., & Woodgate, R. (2012). Best laid plans: Experiences of older adult wheelchair users and their caregivers.  Aging in a Changing World, 41st Annual Scientific and Educational Meeting, Canadian Association on Gerontology.

Gagné, D. & Woodgate, R. L. (2012).Awakening from the cocoon: Family members transitioning through 100 days post stem cell transplant (poster presentation). European Oncology Nursing Society (EONS) - 8 Spring Convention, #110, p S39.

Ripat, J. & Woodgate, R. (2012). The role of assistive technology in self-perceived participation, Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists National Conference.

Ripat, J., & Woodgate, R. (2012)  Self-perceived participation amongst adults with spinal cord injury.  Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists National Conference.

Wener, P. & Woodgate, R. (2012). Exploring occupational therapy roles in primary care     mental health teams. Canadian Association of Occupational Therapy National Conference.

Wener, P. & Woodgate, R. L. (2011). Interprofessional collaboration to deliver mental health services in primary care: Facilitating mechanisms and processes. Collaborating Across Borders: 3rd Biennial Interprofessional Education Conference.

Woodgate, R. L. & Leach, J. (2011).  Youth’s perspectives of cancer risks: A qualitative study. Canadian Cancer Research Conference,#J17,p.195.

Woodgate, R. L., Wener, P., & Edwards, M. (2011). Youth involvement in health care decisions in the context of chronic illness. The 17th Qualitative Health Research Conference (QHR).

Woodgate, R. L., Ripat, J., & Edwards, M. (2011). The meaning of authentic participation for families of children with complex care needs. The 17th Qualitative Health Research Conference (QHR).

Woodgate, R. L., Edwards, M., & Ripat, J. (2011). Having a life: Participation in communities by families of children with complex care needs. 10th International Family Nursing Conference, Making Family Nursing Visible: From Knowledge to Knowledge Translation. Kyoto, Japan, Abstract # OH07, p.183.

Woodgate, R. L.
,  Edwards, M., & Wener, P. (2011). Relational considerations to involving youth in decision-making in the context chronic illness. 10th International Family Nursing Conference, Making Family Nursing Visible: From Knowledge to Knowledge Translation. Kyoto, Japan Abstract # OE19, p.176.

Woodgate, R. L., Ripat, J., & Edwards, M. (2011). Harnessing resources as a means to having a life. Festival of International Conferences on Caregiving, Disability, Aging, and Technology – FICCDAT 2011: Caregiving in the 21st Century, Abstract Id:  69536.

Woodgate, R. L. & Ripat, J. (2011). Enabling landscapes for families of children with complex needs Festival of International Conferences on Caregiving, Disability, Aging, and Technology – FICCDAT 2011: International Conference on the Best Practices of Universal Design, Abstract Id: 69537.

Ripat, J., Woodgate, R. L., &  Ripat, J., & Sawatzky, N. (2011). Pseudo-accessibility: What is it and why does it happen? Festival of International Conferences on Caregiving, Disability, Aging, and Technology – FICCDAT 2011 International Conference on the Best Practices of Universal Design, Abstract Id:  69424.

Shepherd, E. & Woodgate, R.L. (2011). A Journey within a journey: The lived experience of parents who do not live near their child's tertiary cancer centre. Canadian Association of Psychosocial Oncology Annual Conference: Searching for Wisdom: Bridging Clinical Practice and Research.

Woodgate, R. L., Briscoe, W., Edwards, M., Hallman, B., Rempel, G. & Ripat, J. (2010). Having a life: Participation in communities by families of children with     complex care needs. Voices of Communities, 21st Canadian Bioethics Society Annual Conference, p.55.
 
Woodgate, R. L. (2010). Parents' experiences in decision-making with childhood cancer     clinical trials. The 16th International Conference on Cancer Nursing, p. 18.

Woodgate, R. L. (2010). An ethnographic study of adolescents; conceptualization of cancer and cancer prevention. The 16th International Conference on Cancer Nursing, p. 55.

Woodgate, R. L. (2010). Feeling states' therapeutic tool: A new and innovative approach to helping children experiencing cancer. THe 16th International Conference on Cancer Nursing, p. 77.

Shepherd, E. & Woodgate, R. L. (2010).Caring for the child who has completed treatment for cancer: The lived experience of parents who do not live near their     child's tertiary     cancer centre. The 16th International Conference on Cancer Nursing, p. 93.

Wilkins, K. & Woodgate, R. L. (2010). Life After Cancer: Living with the risk. The 16th International Conference on Cancer Nursing, p. 49.

Shepherd, E. & Woodgate, R. L. (2009). Helping families of children with cancer who live in rural or remote locations: How pediatric nurses can improve the quality of     care.  Association of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurses (APHON) 33rd Annual Conference and Exhibits, p. 23.

Woodgate, R. L. (2009). Living in a world without closure: Reality for parents who have experienced the death of a child. Invited guest speaker, Voyages in care and understanding 2009 Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Conference.

Woodgate, R. L. & Edwards, M. (2009). Children in health research: It’s a matter of trust. Session: Research on and with Children, 2009 Congress - Canadian Sociological Association Program, P. 31.

Woodgate, R. L., Leach, J., & Friesen , A. (2009). Youth speaking for themselves about     health within their own life-situations Session: Research on and with Children, 2009 Congress – Canadian Sociological Association Program, P.12.

Wilkins, K. & Woodgate, R. L. (2009). Designing mixed method research for psychosocial oncology: Examples drawn from quality of life research with children with cancer and their Siblings. Canadian Association of Psychosocial Oncology Annual Conference: Survivorship: Transitions & Transformations, p.136.

Wilkins, K. & Woodgate, R. L. (2009). A Preliminary Analysis of Cancer Survivors: Perceptions of Second Cancer Risk. Canadian Association of Psychosocial Oncology Annual Conference: Survivorship: Transitions & Transformations, p.71.

Wilkins, K. & Woodgate, R. L. (2009). A Survey of current and ideal practices in the long-term follow-up of pediatric and adult cancer survivors across Canada. Canadian Association of Psychosocial Oncology Annual Conference: Survivorship: Transitions & Transformations,p.150.

Briscoe, W. & Woodgate, R. L. (2009). “I wished there had been another way but, you know, there’s not”:  Family caregiver experience of transition to mechanical ventilation.  2009 Canadian Respiratory Conference.

Woodgate, R. L.
& Edwards, M. (2009). Children in health research: The changing landscape of trust. 2009 National Council on Ethics in Human Research. National  Confernce: Transitions: The Changing Landscape of Human Participant Protection.

Shepherd, E. & Woodgate, R. L. (2008). Pediatric Oncology Nursing: Healthcare provision and delivery using King et al.’s (2002) Life Needs Model. 2008 Annual Pediatric Oncology Group of Ontario (POGO) Symposium: New Frontiers…Building on 25 Years of Progress, p. 9.

Shepherd, E. & Woodgate, R. L. (2008). Helping families of children with cancer who live in rural or remote locations: How pediatric nurses can improve the quality of     care.  2008 Annual POGO Symposium: New Frontiers…Building on 25 Years of Progress.*Nursing Poster Award Winner

Woodgate, R. L.  & Leach, J. (2008). “Well like if you lived in a cardboard box you might not be that healthy”: Youth’s perspectives on the determinants of health. New Directions in Population Health Research: Linking Theory, Ethics and Practice Conference, p. 42.

Briscoe, W & Woodgate, R. L. (2008). Transition to long-term mechanical ventilation: The lived experience of individuals with chronic respiratory failure and their family caregivers.The International Institute for Qualitative Methodology's 14th Qualitative Health Research Conference: Developments and Discourse from Across Health Disciplines, p. 16.

Woodgate, R. L.  & Leach, J. (2008). Making it work: Challenges and strategies to engaging youth in qualitative research. The International Institute for Qualitative Methodology's  9th Advances in Qualitative Methods Conference, p. 40.

Woodgate, R. L.
  (2008). Challenges and the importance of sustaining a mindful presence when engaging children with cancer in the qualitative research process. The International Institute for Qualitative Methodology's  9th Advances in Qualitative Methods Conference, p. 39.

Woodgate, R. L.  & Edwards, M. (2008). Parents’ and Children’s Perspectives of the Risks to Involving Children in Research: It’s a Family Affair. 19th Annual Canadian Bioethics Society Conference, p. 31.

Wilkins, K. L. & Woodgate, R. L. (2008). Guidelines for lifelong follow-up of female childhood cancer survivors at risk for breast cancer. Canadian Association of Psychosocial Oncology Annual Conference: Issues of Diversity in Psychosocial Oncology, p.101-102.

Wilkins, K. L. & Woodgate, R. L. (2007). State of the science on the second cancer experience in survivors of childhood and adult cancers. Oncology Nursing Society’s 9th National Conference on Cancer Nursing Research, p. 45 (published in Oncology Nursing Forum, 34[1], 200).

Woodgate, R. L. & Yafnosky, R. (2007). Parents' decisions and experiences in childhood cancer clinical trials. Making Connections: A Canadian Cancer Research Conference Celebrating the National Cancer Institute of Canada’s 60th Anniversary. Poster Presentation in the Survivorship and Supportive Care Category, p. 152.

Woodgate, R. L. (2007). Feeling states: A better approach to understanding how children with cancer feel. Making Connections: A Canadian Cancer Research Conference Celebrating the National Cancer Institute of Canada’s 60th Anniversary. Poster Presentation in the Survivorship and Supportive Care Category, p. 151.
 
Wilkins, K. & Woodgate, R. L. (2007). Guidelines for lifelong follow-up of female childhood cancer survivors at risk for breast cancer. Making Connections: A Canadian Cancer Research Conference Celebrating the National Cancer Institute of Canada’s 60th Anniversary. Poster Presentation in the Survivorship and Supportive Care Category, p. 150. 
 Recent Awards 
  • Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), Applied Chair Award in Reproductive, Child and Youth Health Services and Policy Research, $925,000.00, 2012 - 2017.
  • 2011 Qualitative Research Group (QRG) Annual Faculty Award, University of Manitoba.
  • 2010 Manitoba Research Chair Award. Awarded by the Manitoba Health Research Council, $100,000.00/year, 2009 - 2012.
  • 2009 MCN: The American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing’s Best Research Paper,For the paper: Woodgate, R. L. The experience of dyspnea in school-age children with asthma. MCN: The American Journal of Maternal Child, 34(3), 154-163.
  • 2008 recipient of the CNA Nurse to Know Centennial Achievement Award. As part of the Canadian Nurses Association (CNA) Centennial celebrations this year, research and scholarship.
  • 2006 Graduate Nurses Association Teaching Excellence of Award, University of Manitoba.
  • Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute Fellow, Invited Scholar to the Human Dimensions of Science and Technology, New Delhi, February 20-22, 2006.
  • Canadian Cancer Society (CCS) Research Scientist Award: Behavioural/Psychosocial/Cancer Control (BPCC) Research Personnel Award, National Cancer Institute of Canada (NCIC), Awarded for the period of July 1, 2004- June 30, 2010. Approximate value $50,000.00/year for six years.
  • 2004 recipient of the joint NCIC and Canadian Institutes of Health Research Dorothy J. Lamont Scientist Award. In recognition of the highest-ranking scientist in the Behavioral/Psychosocial/ Cancer Control Research Scientist Category.
  • Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR) New Investigator Award, Awarded for the period of July 1, 2004- June 30, 2009. Declined in lieu of CCS Research Award.
  • Manitoba Health Research Council Establishment Award, October 2003- October 2006.
  • 2004 Rh award for outstanding contributions to scholarship and research in the interdisciplinary category from the Winnipeg Rh Institute Foundation Inc., awarded February 2005.