Queen’s School of Nursing warmly welcomes Dr. Helen Obilor, who recently became the university’s first postdoctoral fellow in nursing. Dr. Obilor’s appointment began this September and will continue for a one-year term.
A PhD graduate from the School of Nursing, Dr. Obilor came to Queen’s after obtaining her bachelor's and master's degrees in nursing from the University of Ibadan, Nigeria. As a postdoctoral fellow, she will be working with Dr. Shahirose Sadrudin Premji (Sally Smith Chair, School of Nursing), exploring the feasibility of a culturally adapted mobile psychosocial intervention for supporting mental health of Chinese immigrant pregnant women in Canada.
Broadly, Dr. Obilor’s research interests focus on the health promotion and determinants of health-related quality of life of people with chronic diseases and marginalized populations. In her postdoctoral fellowship, she will establish a research program focused on exploring and enhancing the mental health of perinatal individuals with disabilities—a critical area that has been underexplored within current health research.
Having worked as a registered nurse, midwife, and public health nurse, alongside her teaching and research expertise, Dr. Obilor possesses a diverse clinical background and a deep understanding of health care. We are thrilled that she will continue to bring this wealth of experience and knowledge to Queen’s University as the School of Nursing’s inaugural postdoctoral fellow.