Dr. Sheila Boamah Profile

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Academic Qualifications

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

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

Recent Honours

  • 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   
  • Western Graduate Research Scholarship, 2012–2016

Research Interests

  • Health services research and policy (i.e., leadership, work environments/ workforce, human resource management, quality of working life, interdisciplinary models of care, knowledge translation strategies, and health policy)
  • Health outcomes (i.e., patient safety outcomes of nursing practice, and quality improvement)
  • Global and population health research (i.e., health inequities in vulnerable populations, and access to primary health care services)

Teaching Interests

  • Leadership and management
  • Organizational theory and design in healthcare systems
  • Research methods (quantitative and mixed method)
  • Health promotion, illness and injury prevention
  • Global health systems

Recent Funding

  • Co-Investigator: The impact of nurse practitioners as care providers and long-term patient care treatment outcomes. Saskatchewan Collaborative Nurse Practitioner Research Grant. (2017-2018)

Selected Publications:

  • 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., Armah, F. A., Luginaah, I., Hambati, H., Chuenpagdee, R., & Campbell, G. (2017). Evaluating the complex interactions between malaria and cholera prevalence, and community perception of health risks of climate change. Journal of Human Behaviour in the Social Environment. 10.1080/10911359.2017.1336961
  • 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. A., Amoyaw, J., & Luginaah, I. (2015). Explaining the gap in antenatal care services utilization between younger and older mothers in Ghana. Journal of Biosocial Science, 48(03), 342-357.
  • 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.