Kathleen Leslie, PhD, JD, RN

Assistant Professor

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Education

  • Ph.D. University of Torontoo
  • J.D. University of Western Ontario
  • B.Sc.N., University of Western Ontario

Scholarship and Research Interests

  • Health law and policy
  • Professional regulation
  • Scopes of practice
  • Nursing jurisprudence
  • Health systems
  • Nursing ethics
  • Qualitative research

Professional Licenses

  • Registered Nurse (College of Nurses of Ontario)
  • Lawyer (Law Society of Ontario)

Recent Presentations

Leslie, K. (2018, October). Using video to enhance instructor presence and student engagement in asynchronous online courses. Global Online Learning Summit. Toronto, Ontario.

Leslie, K. (2018, October). Using mid-term student feedback to transform online courses: Simple strategies and best practices. Global Online Learning Summit. Toronto, Ontario.

Leslie, K., & Nelson, S. (2017, May). Balancing tensions in regulatory reform: Changes to health profession regulation in Australia, the United Kingdom, and Ontario, Canada. International Council of Nurses Congress. Barcelona, Spain.

Leslie, K. (2012, March). Recent changes to the governance and accountability of health professions in Ontario. Nursing Leadership Network of Ontario. Toronto, Ontario.

Recent Publications

Leslie, K. (2019). Registered nurse prescribing for vaccines. Chapter for OER nursing textbook as part of Nursing Open at Scale project.

Leslie, K., & Nelson, S. (2018). Mandatory reporting of health professional incompetence and incapacity: Is it time for Ontario to adopt the Australian regime? Nursing Leadership, 31(3), 8-19. doi:10.12927/cjnl.2018.25682

Leslie, K., Nelson, S., Deber, R., & Gilmour, J. (2018). Policy tensions in regulatory reform: Changes to regulation of health professions in Australia, the United Kingdom, and Ontario, Canada. Journal of Nursing Regulation, 8(4), 32-42. http://doi.org/c58n

Leslie, K., & Nelson, S. (2017). Ensuring proactive regulatory initiatives align with the public interest. Healthcare Papers, 16(4), 44-49. doi:10.12927/cjnl.2012.22964

Regan, S., Orchard, C., Khalili, H., Brunton, L., & Leslie, K. (2015). Legislating interprofessional collaboration: Policy analysis of health professional regulatory legislation. Journal of Interprofessional Collaboration, 29(4), 359-64. http://doi.org/c58m

Regan, S., Orchard, C., Khalili, H., Brunton, L., & Leslie, K. (2013). Policy analysis of interprofessional collaboration requirements under Bill 171 and Bill 179. Submitted to the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-term Care.

Regan, S., Orchard, C., Khalili, H., Brunton, L., & Leslie, K. (2012). Policy analysis of interprofessional collaboration requirements under Bill 171 and Bill 179: A summary of preliminary findings for discussion. Prepared for a regulatory stakeholder roundtable.

Leslie, K. (2012). Recent changes to governance and accountability of health professions in Ontario. Nursing Leadership, 25(2), 70-80. http://doi.org/c58k

Spence Laschinger, H. K., Gilbert S., Smith L. M., & Leslie K. (2010). Towards a comprehensive theory of nurse/patient empowerment: Applying Kanter’s empowerment theory to patient care. Journal of Nursing Management, 18(1), 4-13. http://doi.org/bb7wmp

Select Awards

  • Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship (CIHR) (2012 – 2016)
  • Registered Nurses’ Foundation of Ontario Dorothy Monteith Award (2014)
  • Gold Medal, Faculty of Law, University of Western Ontario (2009)
  • Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP Rand Scholar Award (2006 – 2009)
  • McCarthy Tétrault Leadership Award (2007, 2008)
  • American Society of International Law Arthur C. Helton Fellowship (2008)
  • Governor General’s Medal, University of Western Ontario (2006)
  • Gold Medal, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Western Ontario (2006)

Research Opportunities for Graduate Students:

Engage in Dr. Leslie’s research program through your thesis program or independent study in areas including health law, policy analysis, professional regulation, scopes of practice, continuing competency, health systems reform, and ethics.