Educational Summary:

  • BA, University of Western Australia
  • BScN, Curtin University of Technology
  • MPhil(N) – Massey University, New Zealand
  • PhD, University of California at San Francisco
  • Associate Professor of Nursing

Key Area(s) of Interest:

  • Public Health Nurse/Nursing (Past Flight Nurse-RFDS)
  • Nursing Theory and concepts/analysis
  • Transcultural Nursing and Women’s Health
  • Environment and Health Issues
  • Visual data
  • Nursing Informatics
  • Nursing Research
  • Nursing History
  • Nursing Leadership & Management
  • Nursing Trends & Issues
  • Community Health

Research Interests

  • Qualitative Expertise=Grounded Theory and Ethnography, Photography
  • Quantitative Methodologies including epidemiology
  • Environment and Women’s Health and Subjective Well-Being
  • Breast Cancer Screening and Re-screening
  • Pandemic Flu’ Preparedness
  • Nursing History
  • Palliative Care/Nursing Issues

Professional Practice, Committees and Voluntary Work

  • Serve on Near North Palliative Care Network (NNPCN) Board of Directors
  • Member North Bay Amateur Radio Club(emergency communications)
  • Member CNO-College of Nurses of Ontario
  • Member-RNAO-and special interest groups
  • Member-Sigma Theta Tau
  • Fellow-College of Nursing, Australia
  • Canadian Health Researchers Directory
  • Chronic Illness Research Network
  • Serve on Standing Committee-Scholarship& Research-CASN-Canadian Association of Schools of Nursing
  • Nipissing University REB-Research Ethics Board
  • Researcher Member with NOPHC-Northern Ontario Public Health Consortium

Go to the people, Learn from them, Love them, Start with what they know, Build on what they have; But of the best leaders, When their task is accomplished, Their work is done,