College of Nursing Graduate Programs: Faculty Members Seeking Graduate Students

Mandy Archibald, RN, PhD
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.

Christine Ateah, RN, PhD
Child and family health promotion, parenting, parent education, use of physical punishment by caregivers and prevention of child abuse, and interprofessional education. Doctoral research consisted of an examination of the determinants of maternal use of physical punishment and the implications for the prevention of child physical abuse.

Lynda Balneaves, RN, PhD
Psychosocial Oncology; Treatment Decision Making; Complementary and Integrative Health Care; Knowledge Translation; Medical and Non-Medical Cannabis; Mixed Methods

Wanda Chernomas, RN, PhD
Women living with serious mental illness; Social support; Complex trauma responses and trauma-informed care; Transition of new graduates into the profession.

Benita Cohen, RH, PhD
Social determinants of health and health inequities; promoting the health of socially excluded/marginalized populations; social justice/equity issues in Public Health policy and practice; Public Health systems capacity for health equity action. Health equity impact assessment.

Cheryl Dika, RN, MN, NP
NP primary care, rural/remote nursing, Women's Health, Prenatal and Postpartum Health, Pediatrics Primary Care.

Els Duff, RN, NP, PhD 
Dr. Duff supervises students interested in exploring nurse practitioner practice, competence, patient safety, empowerment theory, governance/legislation/scope of practice and the Strong Model of Advanced Practice Nursing. She has clinical interests in nurse practitioner primary care, and rural/remote nursing.

Noah Gatzke, RN (NP), MN
NP practice in emergency, trauma, primary care and addictions medicine.  Teaching interests include gastroenterology, neurology, orthopedics, hematology, addictions medicine from a primary care NP perspective.

Joe Gordon, PhD
Pharmacology, pathophysiology, anatomy, physiology, biochemistry, problem-based learning, web-based resources and open-source software in post-secondary education.

Tom Hack, BComm, BSc, MA, PhD   
Psychosocial Oncology; Patient-Health Provider Communication; Psychosocial Oncology; Psychosocial Adjustment to Illness; Research Methods; Statistics.

Nicole Harder, RN, MPA, PhD
Ethnography, appreciative inquiry, simulation in nursing education, nursing education theory, technology in nursing education, teaching in lab settings, communication for patient safety.

Marnie Kramer, RN, PhD
Nursing Education Research, educational development design, remediation/failure, theory-to-practice integration, cardiac health, behavioural change, sociology of the body, sociology of health, and illness. Doctoral research consisted of an examination of the social influences in health behavior change in people living with coronary heart disease (CHD).

Suzanne Lennon, RN, PhD    
Women’s health, pregnancy, gender equity, pregnancy-based risk perception, marginalized populations, psychometrics and instrument development. My research uses quantitative and mixed methods approaches

Michelle Lobchuk, RN, PhD
Family caregivers, adult patients, chronic illness, symptom management, home care, empathic communication, perceptual understanding, video-feedback, theory-based interventions, quantitative methodology.

Donna Martin, RN, PhD
Vulnerable population health, aboriginal health, women's health, child health, medical/surgical nursing practice, health education, higher education, qualitative research methods, mixed methods, decolonizing and critical methodologies, feminist theories.

Susan McClement, RN, PhD
Palliative nursing care; symptom distress; nutritional care in advanced cancer; palliative care education; dignity in terminal illness, qualitative research; ethical issues in end of life care.

Diana McMillan, RN, PhD
Sleep, sleep disturbance (especially in patients with advanced cancer, fibromyalgia, insomnia, and back pain), sleep health promotion interventions, acute and chronic pain, quality of life, coping, stress, heart rate variability.

Daniel Nagel, RN, PhD
Dr. Nagel’s main research focus is community health and access to healthcare services, particularly for at-risk populations (e.g. LGBTQ+, Indigenous peoples, Newcomers, Persons Who Use Drugs). His interests and experience also include interprofessional education/collaboration, harm reduction, community development, technology in clinical practice, and curriculum design (e.g. innovations in experiential education).

Jamie Penner, RN, PhD(c)
Family caregiving; palliative and end-of-life care, psychosocial oncology, intervention development; mixed methods research approaches.

Darlene Pierce, RN DNP NP
Primary and Emergency Care, Cardiovascular Health and program development, Adolescent Health and Wellness.

Judy Scanlan, RN, PhD
Clinical teaching, nursing education, patient education, reflection, international nursing, nursing administration, qualitative research.

Annette Schultz, RN, PhD
Tobacco use and dependence treatment within the context of health care services, policy, and education; the primary intent is to enhance availability of tobacco dependence treatment. I have explored the use of Rights-based Discourse within tobacco control program and policy development. Recently, I began to integrate an equity perspective related to tobacco control issues and public health in general. Framing of my research interests tends to be through a socio-ecological lens, which means contextual, systemic, and/or organizational influences are investigated along with individual factors. Studies within my program of research have included a variety of methodological approaches; quantitative, qualitative and mixed methods.

Lynn Scruby, RN, PhD
Community health, health promotion, building community and organization capacity, collaboration, including low-income women with children in health and social policy, equity and social justice, vulnerable and marginalized populations, feminist theory and research, qualitative methodology, community health nurses: policy roles, women's health: rural and urban.

Angela Thable, RN, MN, NP
Primary care all ages NP, Maternal and Infant/Child health, Autism Spectrum Disorder and early intervention, Women’s health including fertility preservation, infertility and menopause.
Kellie Thiessen, RN, PhD      
Maternal and child health, health services and health workforce research, midwifery, cultivation of Clinician-Scientist roles in the health work force.

Genevieve Thompson, RN, PhD
Palliative nursing care, long-term care, dementia care, health services research, family caregivers, quantitative and qualitative research.

Sonia A. Udod, RN, PhD
Leadership practices, building nurse manager capacity, nurse leader role in transitions of care, work environments, delivery of health services,  health care quality, qualitative research methodologies.

Christina West, RN, PhD     

Roberta Woodgate, RN, PhD
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. Health promotion and education in children/adolescents; Healthy child development. Intervention work to help children deal with challenging life events (includes the development of interactive technology). Ethics of child and youth health research. International child/adolescent health.