Graduate Student Supervision
I am not accepting graduate students.
I began teaching at Queens in 2011. My area of expertise is mental health (transpersonal psychology), community health nursing, and Interprofessional practice. I currently teach upper year nursing courses including: Community Mental Health as a part of N345 (Nursing Adults with Acute and Chronic Physiological and Mental Health Challenges), and NURS 405 (Practicum in Community Health Promotion).
I have previously facilitated and co-taught Interprofessional events at Queen’s and have conducted several workshops on Rural and Remote Nursing practice for NURS 401 (Current Issues in Nursing and Health Care). I have also coordinated and taught NURS 330/ THEO 780/ RHBS 830 (Professionals in Rural Practice: An Interdisciplinary Approach). Courses and practices pertaining to Transpersonal Psychology are additional to, and augment, my work at the School of Nursing.
I obtained my Master of Arts degree in the field of Transpersonal Psychology. My final Application/ Integration Paper explored the Jungian concept of Shadow in a work entitled (in part) “Unlocking Shadow’s Door: Exploring the Healer/Teacher Role of Shadow through Myth, Symbol, and Metaphor”. I am also a contributing author on a manuscript entitled “Preparing Students in Professional Programs for Rural Practice: A Case Study” an online publication in the Canadian Journal of Higher Education August 2015. I have co-presented on this same topic at the “Rural and Remote Health Research: Creative Approaches” conference, hosted by the Canadian Rural Health Research Society, October 2012, in Levis Quebec.
- Member of the organizing committee for the Preceptor Workshop: Working Together to Support Learners conducted annually since 2015, by Queen’s School of Nursing.
- Nursing Liaison for OIPEP (2015-2016)
- Volunteer mentor for the Interprofessional Healthcare Team Challenge, Fall 2014
- Volunteer judge for the Interprofessional Collaboration in Action projects conducted during the 2012-2013 and 2013-2014 academic years
- Guest presenter at the Queen’s Health Interprofessional Society (QHIP) assembly in February 2014 on the topic of “The practicalities of life and work in rural and remote Aboriginal communities”
- Volunteer presenter at Hospice Kingston