Academic Staff
Maureen Heaman  
  Maureen Heaman
Professor Emerita

Contact Information:
College of Nursing
University of Manitoba
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3T 2N2

Dr. Heaman retired from the University of Manitoba in August of 2018, and was awarded the title of Professor Emerita. Her program of research focused on disparities in women's maternal health, utilization and quality of prenatal care, and perinatal surveillance and epidemiology.
In addition to her primary appointment in the College of Nursing, Dr. Heaman also held part-time appointments in the Departments of Community Health Sciences and Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences, Max Rady College of Medicine. She was 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 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 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

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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