Graduate Student Supervision
I am currently accepting MNSc and PhD students with an interest in health services research, predominantly in the area of chronic disease prevention and management.
I am involved, predominantly in graduate teaching at the Masters and PhD level in quantitative research design, methods and analysis. Courses are designed to provide the graduate student with the knowledge and skills to address research questions using a rigourous quantitative approach. Students have the opportunity to learn and apply, using secondary data sources, various research approaches and analyses using SPSS. In all courses, students actively engage in activities; independent and critically thinking is fostered. I supervise graduate students in Nursing and Department of Public Health Sciences. Student's research foci are complementary to my areas of research expertise and focus, allowing for many research and scholarship opportunities.
As a health services researcher, I work with interdisciplinary teams in the conduct of research primarily focused on systematic examination 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 second 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. Research funding support: Canadian Institutes of Health Research, Ontario Ministry of Health and Longterm Care, and other peer reviewed funding bodies. My research falls under the Queen’s Nursing and Health Research clusters of Practice Environments and Populations with Complex Health Conditions.
Current research projects (2016)
- Determining the risks associated with shift work and the development of hypertension or diabetes: An Ontario population-based cohort study
- Primary care reform: Optimizing quality, access and equity in Ontario primary care
- Primary healthcare team composition and quality outcomes in patients with diabetes, hypertension or depression
- Scientific Director for Queen’s Nursing and Health Research
- Adjunct Scientist, Institute of Clinical Evaluative Sciences - Queen’s
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