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Athabasca University

Lynn Corcoran

Assistant Professor

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Education

  • PhD (2016), University of Calgary
  • Master of Nursing (1998), University of Calgary
  • Bachelor of Nursing (1985), University of Calgary

Clinical Background

  • Public/Community Health (public/community health in rural and urban settings - postpartum home visiting, immunization/vaccination, school health, healthy communities)
  • Women’s Health (breast cancer; pre- and post-natal education)
  • Counselling (prevention/intervention of intimate partner violence)

Teaching & Learning Interests

  • Ethics (everyday ethics, ethics in practice, ethical dilemmas)
  • Nursing Research
  • Nursing Issues
  • Public/Community Health
  • Online Teaching and Learning

Scholarship and Research Interests

  • Violence/Abuse
  • Women’s Health
  • Public/Community Health
  • Online Teaching and Learning

Other Interests

I enjoy playing sports and doing outdoor activities especially soccer, running, biking, hiking, swimming, and skiing/snowboarding. I also like to spend time with my family, travel to anywhere that I haven’t been before, and read fiction.

Professional Associations

  • College and Association of Registered Nurses of Alberta, 1985 – present
  • Canadian Public Health Association, 1994 - present
  • Community Health Nurses of Alberta, 2009 - present
  • Canadian Society for the Study of Adult Education, 2012 - present
  • Society for the Study of Emerging Adulthood, 2013 - present

Recent Presentations

Corcoran, L. (2016). He seemed like such a nice guy: Young adults’ understandings of intimate partner violence. Presentation. Canadian Association for the Study of Adult Education.  35th Annual Conference. Congress of the Humanities & Social Sciences. Calgary, AB, Canada. May 2016. Full paper presented

Corcoran, L. (2015). He seemed like such a nice guy: Emerging adults’ understandings of intimate partner violence. Presentation. Society for the Study of Emerging Adulthood, 7th Biennial Conference. Miami, FL, USA. October 2015.

McConnell, S., & Corcoran, L. (2014). “So you just walked away”: Leaving clinical nursing practice to pursue a PhD. Presentation. The Canadian Doctoral Nursing Network Conference: How to Survive Your PhD, University of Regina. Regina, SK, Canada. June 2014.

Armstrong, J. & Corcoran, L. (2014). From womb to tomb: Gendered violence and visual discourses in Art Works for Change’s 'Off the Beaten Path: Violence, Women and Art'.  Presentation. Hawaii International Conference on Arts and Humanities. Honolulu, HI, USA. January 2014.    

Corcoran, L. & Currie, G. (2013). Pop culture in the classroom: Inspiring students to take action against intimate partner violence. Presentation. 7th National Community Health Nurses Conference. Kelowna, BC, Canada. June 2013.

Corcoran, L. (2013). He seemed like such a nice guy: Exploring young adults’ understandings of intimate partner relationships. Roundtable Discussion. Canadian Society for the Study of Education Conference. Congress of the Humnanites & Social Sciences. Victoria, BC, Canada. June 2013.

Roder, R., Corcoran, L., Krell. K., & Weare, A. (2013). Exploring the usability of online courses: The student experience. Poster Presentation. 6th International Barcelona Conference on Higher Education, Global University Network for Innovation. Barcelona, Spain. May 2013.

Corcoran, L., Kusmirski, M., McGinnis, R., Thompson Isherwood, R., & Wilson, P. (2012). Home health nursing and public health nursing: Understanding our common ground in community health nursing. Presentation. 6th National Community Health Nurses Conference, Toronto, ON, Canada.  May 2012. 

Corcoran, L. (2012). Providing feedback to nursing students: Fostering a sense of self-efficacy and internal locus of control. Presentation. Western and North-Western Region Canadian Association of Schools of Nursing Conference. Lethbridge, AB, Canada. February 2012.

Nelson, A., Thompson Isherwood, R., Corcoran, L., Kusmirski, M., Evans, J., McGinnis, R., Forster, T., & Williams, E. (2010). Connecting CHNs: Strategies to create an online community. Presentation at the 5th National Community Health Nurses Conference, Toronto, ON, Canada. June 2010.

Corcoran, L. & Dawson, C. (2006). Expecting to Quit: A project helping pregnant and postpartum women reduce or quit smoking. Presentation. Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric, and Neonatal Nursing Canadian Conference. Calgary, AB, Canada.  October 2006.

Publications

Corcoran, L.A. (2016). He seemed like such a nice guy: Young adults’ understandings of intimate partner violence. In L. Lane & R. McGray (Eds.), Proceedings of the 35th CASAE Conference (pp. 57-62). Ottawa, ON: CASAE, National Library of Canada.

Lane, A.M.  & Corcoran, L.C. (2016). Educator or counselor? Navigating uncertain boundaries in the clinical environment. Journal of Nursing Education, 55(4), 189-195. doi: 10.3928/01484834-20160316-02

Corcoran, L. & Rasiah, J. (2016). Using the documentary Sicko to explore health systems: An online teaching innovation to foster reflection. In A. Peterkin & P. Brett-MacLean (Eds.), Keeping reflection fresh: A practical guide for clinical educators. Kent, OH: Kent State University Press.

Corcoran, L. (2014). He seemed like such a nice guy: Youth, intimate partner violence, and the media. In S.R. Steinberg & A. Ibrahim (eds). Critical Youth Studes Reader (pp. 315-324). New York, NY: Peter Lang.

Corcoran, L. (2004). School as community: Springhill school summer camp project.  In A.R. Vollman, E.T. Anderson, & J. McFarlane (Eds.), Canadian community as partner (pp. 373-382). Philadelphia, PA: Lippincott, Wilkins & Wilkins.

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