TeachingI am involed in both undergraduate and graduate teaching at the School of Nursing and graduate teaching within the Department of Community Health and Epidemiology. I contribute to the nursing undergraduate program in two ways: (1) teaching the maternal- child theoretical component of the family nursing course (N315) and (2) teaching aspects of the quantitative component of the research methods course (N324). Both these opportunities build upon my clinical and research expertise. I supervise graduate students in Nursing and Community Health and Epidemiology. Student's research foci are complementary to my areas of research expertise and focus, allowing for many opportunities to learn and teach from each other.
As a career scientist, I work with interdisciplinary teams in the conduct of research primarily focused on systematic examination and gender-based analyses of patient, caregiver, and system outcomes of care for persons living with chronic cardiovascular and cancer conditions; and on the development and testing of nurse led delivery systems to enhance quality of care. A secondary research focus is on the understanding of factors that contribute to quality work environments for healthcare workers and the development of policy and strategies to improve healthcare work environments, with a particular focus on female workers and cardiovascular health. I hold research grant funding from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, Ontario Ministry of Health and Longterm Care, Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation, Oncology Nursing Foundation and other peer reviewed funding bodies.