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Athabasca University

Faculty Interests

  Interests
Dr. Jeff Chang
Program Director & Associate Professor
School-based mental health, services to Aboriginal persons, narrative and solution-focused therapies, counsellor education and supervision, couples therapy, psychological services in family law / high-conflict divorce situations.
Donna Clare
Academic Coordinator
On-line education and course design, practice and research ethics, the politics of healthcare systems, NP role integration in primary care, primary care models, client-centred care, NP networks, advocacy and promotion of the role.
Dr. Sandra Collins
Professor
Multicultural counselling, social justice, counselling women and lesbians, distance/online education, career development, counsellor education, and program planning and evaluation.
Lynn Corcoran
Assistant Professor
Violence/abuse, Women’s health, Public/community health, Online teaching/learning, Ethics/ethical practice, Nursing research, Nursing issues, Interpretive research methodologies (hermeneutics, phenomenology).
Dr. William Diehl-Jones
Associate Professor
Research: diseases of prematurity; preterm infant feeding, oxidatve stress; gene expression Teaching: pathophysiology; pharmacology; physical assessment; advanced practice
Dr. Emily Doyle
Academic Coordinator/Practicum Coordinator
Systemic family therapy; narrative therapy; solution-focused counselling; addictions and trauma research; discourse analysis; institutional ethnography; qualitative inquiry
Dr. Margaret Edwards
Dean (Faculty of Health Disciplines)
Professor
Older adult caregivers and their care recipients, Health informatics, Exemplary online educators, Program evaluation, mixed methodology
Debbie Fraser
Program Director (MN: NP & PMD: NP)
Associate Professor
Advanced practice nursing, nurse practitioner roles, on-line learning and teaching, high-risk newborns, late-preterm infants, neonatal infections, neonatal respiratory disease, patient safety.
Dr. Shawn Fraser
Associate Professor
Health psychology, physiological and behavioural responses to stress, determinants of physical activity and other health-related behaviours, multivariate modelling, wearable technologies.
Regan Hack
Academic Coordinator
Pediatrics (Oncology), Public health, Online teaching/learning, Transforming practitioners into educators, Student engagement.
Dr. Paul Jerry
Associate Professor
Counsellor education, psychodynamic counselling, transpersonal psychology, and case-study research.
Dr. Steven Johnson
Associate Professor
Healthy eating and active living for chronic disease management; walking; pedometers; accelerometers; type 2 diabetes; gestational diabetes; obesity; health promotion; health services delivery
Dr. Jennifer Knopp-Sihota
Assistant Professor
Older adults, dementia, pain measurement, health services research, systematic reviews and quantitative methods
Dr. Kimberley Lamarche
Assistant Professor
Job satisfaction and role transition for PHC NPs, mobile technology in clinical practice and learning, online education methods, NP-specific clinical outcomes and pharmaceutical influences for NPs.
Dr. Annette Lane
Associate Professor
Older adults, psychiatric/mental health nursing, leadership and management
Maureen McQueen
Academic Coordinator
Acute care (medical/surgical), Community health, Online course design and delivery, Use of mobile technology in both theory and clinical nursing education, Best practices in online teaching, Curriculum development.
Dr. Sherri Melrose
Associate Professor
Clinical teaching, teaching and learning in health professions, online education, professional socialization, LPN to BN transitions, psychiatric mental health nursing, co-occurring developmental disabilities and mental illness
Dr. Sharon Moore
Professor
Qualitative Research, Supportive environments in online learning, Arts-based pedagogies
Dr. Terra Murray
Program Director (MHS & MN:Gen) Assistant Professor
Physical activity and exercise adoption and maintenance, social cognitive theories, self-efficacy, perceptions of control, health behavior change
Dr. Simon Nuttgens
Associate Professor
Ethics and stength-based practices in mental healthcare; child, adolescent, and family therapy; narrative inquiry; postmodernism in counselling; multicultural counselling; evidence-based practice.
Dr. Caroline Park
Professor
Online Teaching Strategies, Technology Enhanced Clinical Education, Mobile Learning, Evidence based Practice.
Dr. Beth Perry
Professor
Exemplary nursing care, compassion fatigue in oncology nurses and in older adult family caregivers, excellence in online teaching, use of arts-based teaching strategies in online teaching, use of mobile technology in online teaching, use of mobile technologies by older adults
Susan Poonai
Academic Coordinator
Acute care (medical/surgical), Patient teaching, Literacy, CPR, Ethics (therapeutic boundaries/relationships, conflict management, moral distress), Online education, Detecting/deterring plagiarism.
Jananee Rasiah
Academic Coordinator
Online education, Primary care, Community/public health nursing, Family nursing.
Dr. Gwen Rempel
Chair, Graduate Programs
Associate Professor
Parenting children with complex health issues; Family resilience; Family management; Relationship-based parenting - Circle of Security; Transition from pediatric to adult care; Qualitative research including grounded theory and interpretive description
Dawn Mercer Riselli
Academic Coordinator
Community/public health, Rural generalist practice, Epidemiology, Family health, Maternal/child nursing, Breastfeeding, Vaccination, Nursing administration, Leadership/management, Nursing Education, Quantitative and mixed methodologies.
Dr. Donna Romyn
Associate Vice-President Research and Associate Professor

Nursing theory/philosophy, pedagogical concerns in nursing education, practice readiness, internationally educated nurses/health care workers.

Cynthia Tibbetts
Program Director (BN)
Academic Coordinator
Nursing education, Nursing administration, Nursing research, Developing leadership capacity, Organizational structure and function, Civility, Use of virtual simulations in online teaching, Cardiac intensive care nursing, Medical/surgical nursing.
Dr. Jeff Vallance
Associate Professor
Physical activity, cancer survivorship, sedentary behavior, accelerometers, chronic disease, and health promotion.
Dr. Virginia Vandall-Walker
Associate Professor
Clinical: Family Nursing; Family-focussed Critical Care; End-Of-Life Experiences; Patient/Family Information Needs; Nursing Support for Family Members; Prostate Surgery; Clinical Teaching Educational: Online Debating; Integration of Family Content in Clinical and Theoretical Coursework; Aboriginal Online Learners Research Methodologies/Techniques: Grounded Theory; Interpretive Analysis; Content Analysis; Qualitative Description; Data Collection with Individuals, Dyads, Family Units, & Focus Groups Philolsophical: Moderate Realism; Critical Realism; Pragmatism; Symbolic Interactionism; Systems Theory
Adrienne Weare
Academic Coordinator
Mental health (acute and forensic), Maternal/child health, Midwifery, Community health, Community development, Non-profit community endeavours, the student experience in online education.
Dr. Gina Wong
Associate Professor
The Circle of Security training and evaluation; maternal mental health and wellness, issues of mothering; cross-cultural awareness; body image, disordered eating; reflective practice in counsellor education and development and qualitative methods of research.

Updated September 25 2017 by Student & Academic Services

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