Lynn Corcoran

Associate Professor

Lynn Corcoran



  • 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. (2018). A hermeneutic study of young adults’ understandings of intimate partner violence: Implications for teaching nursing students. Presentation. 7th International Nurse Education Conference. Banff, Alberta, Canada. May 2018.

Corcoran, L., Roder, R., & Weare, A. (2018). Lessons and learners: Innovative design in online courses in a Bachelor of Nursing program. Presentation. 12th Annual International Technology, Education, and Development Conference. Valencia, Spain. March 2018.

Corcoran, L. & Lane, A. (2017). Using arts-based pedagogy to teach nursing students about gender-based violence: Off the Beaten Path: Violence, Women and Art. Presentation. Western Northwestern Region Canadian Association of Schools of Nursing Conference. Calgary, Alberta, Canada. February 2018.

Corcoran, L., Lane, A., Weare, A., & Perry, B. (2017). Online teaching and learning for clinical practice: Using simulation in a mental health nursing course. Presentation. World Conference for Online Learning. Toronto, Ontario, Canada. October 2017.

Wells, L., Lee, L., Exner-Cortens, D., & Corcoran, L. (2017). Promotion of social-emotional learning: Building teacher capacity through graduate programs and pre-service education. In D. Exner-Cortens (Chair), Building a province-wide healthy relationships climate: Involving schools to create healthy communities in Alberta, Canada. Presentation. 25th Society for Prevention Research Annual Meeting, Washington, DC, USA. June 2017.

Wells, L., Exner-Cortens, D., Callaghan, T., Corcoran, L., & Lund, D. (2016). A university-based certificate program for professionals working with youth: Promoting healthy relationships through post-graduate education. Presentation. American Public Health Association Annual Meeting. Denver, Colorado, USA. November 2016.

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., Exner-Cortens, D., Wells, L. (2019, in press). Advancing Healthy and Socially Just Schools and Communities: An interdisciplinary graduate program. International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education.

Corcoran, L. & Lane, A. (2018). Exploring the impact of ‘Off the Beaten Path: Violence, Women, and Art.’ Women’s Studies International Forum, 67, 72-79.

Lane, A.M., Corcoran, L., Weare, A., & Perry, B. (2017). An online course using simulated clinical experiences in mental health nursing practice. Mental Health Practice, 21(2), 13-17.

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.

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