Dr. Sheila Boamah Profile

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Adjunct Assistant Professor - Labatt Family School of Nursing, Western University

Academic Qualifications

  • PhD – Nursing, Western University - Advisor: Dr. Heather Laschinger
  • Master of Nursing, University of Windsor
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing, University of Windsor

Research Interests/Focus

  • I have a sustained interest in health systems, leadership, work environment and health policy.
  • My research focuses on improving the lives of older adults living in residential long-term care and the quality of work life of their care providers. I have particular interests in contributing to our understanding of how clinical microsystems (i.e., clear leadership and process improvement) can guide and support practice innovation and performance in long-term care.
  • My work draws from, and aims to contribute to, the literature on leadership and organizational performance.


  • Currently accepting Master’s students and PhD co-supervision

Professional Affiliations and Memberships on Boards and Committees

  • Registered Nurses Association of Ontario, Peel Chapter
  • Nursing Research Interest Group, Policy & Political Action Officer

  • Sigma Theta Tau International Tau Upsilon Chapter; Iota Omicron Chapter, Leadership Succession Chair
  • Nursing Leadership Network of Ontario
  • Academy of Management


  • Outstanding Graduate Student Research Award, Iota Omicron Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International, 2018
  • Provincial Nurse Educators Interest Group Scholarship, Registered Nurses’ Foundation of Ontario, 2017
  • Research Grant, Tau Upsilon Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International, 2017
  • TD Meloche Monnex Scholarship, Canadian Nurses Foundation, 2016–2017
  • Research Grant, Iota Omicron Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International, 2016
  • Doctoral Award, Irene E. Nordwich Foundation, 2016
  • Graduate Scholarship, Nursing Research Interest Group, 2016
  • Research Award, Nursing Leadership Network of Ontario, 2016
  • Research Grant, Nursing Health Services Research Unit, University of Toronto, 2016
  • Ontario Graduate Scholarship, 2015–2016

Teaching Interests

  • Leadership and management
  • Organizational theory and design in health care systems
  • Research methods (quantitative and mixed method)

Selected Publications:

  • Boamah, S.A., & Tremblay, P. (2018). Examining the factor structure of the MLQ transactional and transformational leadership dimensions in nursing context. Western Journal of Nursing Research, 1-19. https://doi.org/10.1177/0193945918778833
  • Boamah, S.A. (2018). Linking nurses’ clinical leadership to patient care quality: The role of transformational leadership and workplace empowerment. Canadian Journal of Nursing Research, 50(1), 9-19. doi.org/10.1177/0844562117732490
  • Boamah, S.A., Laschinger, H.K., Wong, C., & Clarke, S. (2018). Effect of transformational leadership on job satisfaction and patient safety outcomes. Nursing Outlook, 66(2), 180-189. doi.org/10.1016/j.outlook.2017.10.004
  • Boamah, S. A. (2017). The influence of transformational leadership on nurse-reported patient safety outcomes. Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Repository. 4401. Western University, London, ON. http://ir.lib.uwo.ca/etd/4401
  • Boamah, S. A., Read, E., & Laschinger, H. K. (2016). Factors influencing new graduate nurse burnout development, job satisfaction, and patient care quality: A time-lagged study. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 7(5), 1182-1195.
  • Boamah, S. A. & Laschinger, H. (2015). The influence of areas of worklife fit and work-life interference on burnout and turnover intentions among new graduate nurses. Journal of Nursing Management, 24(2), E164-174.
  • Boamah, S. & Laschinger, H. K. (2014). Engaging new nurses: the role of psychological capital and workplace empowerment. Journal of Research in Nursing, 20(4), 265-277.