Academic Staff

Kendra Rieger, RN, BN, PhD
Assistant Professor

P: 204.474-7107

#317 Helen Glass Centre for nursing
College of Nursing
University of Manitoba
Winnipeg, MB R3T 2N2

My program of research focuses on arts-based approaches in education and healthcare, and on systematic reviews.


Dr. Rieger’s research explores the unique features of the arts as ways of knowing and expressing in healthcare. Her research interests include arts and health initiatives, arts-based research methods, and arts-based educational strategies. Dr. Rieger’s current research projects involve investigating mindfulness-based expressive arts interventions for the psychosocial care of patients, using digital storytelling as an arts-based method in health research, and incorporating creative multimedia pedagogical strategies in nursing education. She is also conducting two mixed-methods systematic reviews related to these projects. Other areas of interest include the impact of arts involvement on health outcomes and nursing education. She uses qualitative and mixed methods approaches and is enthusiastic about grounded theory as a research methodology. Dr. Rieger is interested in working with graduate students in the areas listed below.


 Research Interests:
  • Arts and health initiatives
  • Arts-based research
  • Arts-based pedagogy
  • Nursing education
  • Systematic reviews 
  • Qualitative and mixed-methods approaches
  • Grounded theory   
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PhD | University of Manitoba 2017

BN | University of Manitoba 2005

RN | Vancouver General Hospital School of Nursing 1990