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Dr. Debbie Sheppard-LeMoine, PhD, RN
Dean and Professor

Research Focus:

  • International Family Nursing Practices
  • Social and Cultural Determinants of Health
  • Strengths Based Interventions
  • Vulnerable populations with a focus on families experiencing poverty
  • Public Health and Community Practices that Impact Families' Lives
  • Enhanced Home Visiting Practices
  • Collaborative Practices in Primary Health Care
  • Interprofessional Family Assessment Development facilitated by Clinical Simulation and Standardized Patients
  • Global Family Nursing Practices during CoVid
  • Experiences of Families of Long Term Care Residents during CoVid

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Room 336A Toldo HEC
519.253.3000, x2259 (Joy Lesperance, Dean's Secretary)

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Prof. Judy Bornais, RN, BA, BScN, MSc, CDE
On leave as Associate Vice-President, External, commencing March 4, 2024
Academic Ancillary Staff III - Experiential Learning Specialist
Teaching Leadership Chair

Research Focus:

  • Diabetes care
  • Simulation in health care education, and
  • inter-professional health care

519.253.3000, x2269

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Prof. Natalie Bownes, RN, BScN, MScN, PhD (student)
Academic Ancillary Staff II - Clinical Practice Learning Specialist: Years 1 & 3 Clinical

Research Focus:

  • Clinical Teaching in Nursing
  • Mentorship of Clinical Instructors
  • Nursing Education

Room 318 Toldo HEC
519.253.3000, x4383

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Dr. Jamie Crawley,  RN, BScN, BA (Psychology), BA (Sociology), MBA, PhD
Associate Professor

Research Focus:

  • Poverty and health disparities
  • Chronic illness
  • Teen sibling health

Room 319 Toldo HEC
519.253.3000, x4816

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Dr. Edward Cruz, RN, CCNE, DMD, BScN, BN, MEdM, MScN, PhD
Associate Professor

Research Focus:

  • Nursing Education
  • Internationally Educated Nurses
  • Human Resources for Health
  • Immigrant Health
  • Interprofessional Education and Collaboration

Room 322 Toldo HEC
519.253.3000, x2263

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Prof. Susan Dennison, RN, BScN, MScN, CCNE, CPPS
Academic Ancillary Staff III - Clinical Practice Learning Specialist
Clinical Lead for Level 2 and 4 BScN Undergraduate Program

Research Focus:

  • Patient Safety
  • Clinical Education
  • Peer Mentoring

Room 308 Toldo HEC
519.253-3000, x4390

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Prof. Rachel Elliott, RN, BScN, MScN, PhD (c)

Research Focus:

  • Trauma-informed care
  • Undergraduate nursing education
  • Simulation and Experiential Learning
  • Health Impacts of Trauma and Violence
  • Nursing Interventions

Room 328 Toldo HEC
519.253.3000, x2264

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Dr. Susan Fox, RN, BN, MScN, PhD
Associate Dean and Associate Professor

Research Focus:

  • Healthcare associated infections and infectious diseases
  • Cardiovascular health

Room 300 Toldo HEC
519.253.3000, x2284

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Dr. Laurie Freeman, RN, BScN, MSN, PhD
Associate Professor  

Research Focus:

  • Pre-Diabetes and Continuous Glucose Monitoring
  • Nursing Satisfaction
  • Simulation in Nursing
  • Technology and teaching
  • Cancer (survivorship issues and decision making)

Room 302 Toldo HEC
519.253.3000, x2278

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Dr. Natalie Giannotti, RN, BHK, MN, PhD
Assistant Professor

Research Focus:

  • Gestational diabetes 
  • Diabetes prevention
  • Health promotion

Room 316 Toldo HEC
519.253.3000, x4988

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Dr. Sebastian Gyamfi, RMN, BSc, MPhil, PhD
Assistant Professor

Research Focus:

  • Stigma and Mental Illness
  • Mental Health Equity
  • Structural Violence
  • Influences of Religiocultural Beliefs
  • Stigma Perception Appraisal
  • Mental Health Promotion
  • Housing and Homelessness
  • Vulnerable populations

Room 313 Toldo HEC
519.253.3000, x6117

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Dr. Debbie Kane, RN, BScN, MScN, PhD
Acting Dean, Faculty of Graduate Studies

Research Focus:

  • Women's health
  • Workplace wellness
  • Public health

Room 302 Chrysler Hall Tower
519.253.3000, x2107

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Dr. Kelly Kennedy, RN, BScN, MScN, PhD
Assistant Professor

Research Focus:

  • Pediatric Health
  • Maternal and Child Health
  • Women's Health

Room 310 Toldo HEC
519.253.3000, x2283

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Prof. Amanda McEwen, RN, BSc (Honours Bio.), BScN, MScN, CCSNE
Academic Ancillary Staff - Experiential Learning Specialist

Research Focus:

  • Simulation in nursing education
  • Hand hygiene adherence and healthcare associated infections
  • Effect moderation/interaction effects (research methodology)

Room 3126 Medical Education Building
519.253.3000, x2248

Photo of Dr. Noeman Mirza

Dr. Noeman Mirza, RN, BScN, PhD
Associate Professor

Research Focus:

  • Nursing Education
  • Complex reasoning
  • Gerontology
  • Care transitions
  • Rural aging

Room 326 Toldo HEC
519.253.3000, x2275

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Dr. Sherry Morrell, RN(EC), BScN, Primary Health Care Nurse Practitioner Certificate, MN, MCISc (Wound Healing), PhD
Assistant Professor and PHCNP Graduate Coordinator

Research Focus:

  • Nurse Practitioner
  • Nursing Education
  • Wound care

Room 306 Toldo HEC
519.253.3000, x4389

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Dr. Linda Patrick, RN, PhD, Dean of Nursing, 2010 to 2020
On leave
Associate Professor

Research Focus: 

  • Mentorship and retention of new faculty
  • Curriculum design and evaluation
  • Internationally Educated Nurses   

Room 3122, Medical Education Building
519.253.3000, x4372

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Dr. Kathy Pfaff, RN, BScN, MSc, PhD
Associate Dean, Graduate Programs

Research Focus:

  • Interprofessional Collaboration
  • New Graduate Nurse Transition
  • Rural Community Health Care
  • Health care systems
  • Palliative care

Room 301 Toldo HEC
519.253.3000, x4977

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Dr. Gina Pittman, BScN, MN-NP, PhD
Assistant Professor and NP Clinical Placement Coordinator

Research Focus:

  • NP prescribing
  • NP practice

Room 314 Toldo HEC
519.253.3000, x4812

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Dr. Jody Ralph, RN, BSc, BScN, MSc, PhD
Associate Professor
Great Lakes Biennial Nursing Conference (GLBNC) Chair

Research Focus:

  • Cancer research
  • Gene-environment interactions
  • Nursing education
  • Disease pathophysiology
  • Altered nutrition

Room 304 Toldo HEC
519.253.3000, x2271

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Professor Padma Ravi, RN, BSc (M.B.F), BScN, MN, CPPS, PhD(student)

Research Focus:

  • Interprofessional Collaborative Practices
  • Self-Management of Chronic Health Challenges
  • Health Outcomes (Patient Safety, Quality Improvement)

Room 312 Toldo HEC
519.253.3000, x2266

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Dr. Debbie Rickeard, RN, BScN, BA, MScN, DNP, CCRN, CNE
Academic Ancillary Staff - Experiential Learning Specialist

Research Focus:

  • Preceptor education
  • Health literacy

Room 3124 Medical Education Building
519.253.3000, x4993

Photo of Dr. Jane Simanovski-Peakovic 

Dr. Jane Simanovski, RN (EC), NP-C, BScN, MScN, PhD
Assistant Professor

Research Focus:

  • Lung transplantation
  • Sleep quality
  • Health related quality of life
  • Patient related outcome measures
  • Nurse Practitioners

Room 315 Toldo HEC
519.253.3000, x6121

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Professor Heather Sweet, RN, BScN, MN, CCCI, CCNE, PhD(student)

Research Focus:

  • Social Determinants of healh
  • Health Equity
  • Nursing Education

Room 330 Toldo HEC
519.253.3000 x2257

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Dr. Eric Tanlaka, RN, BScN, MScN, PhD
Assistant Professor

Research Focus:

  • Neuroscience nursing
  • Stroke rehabilitation care
  • Philosophy in nursing research
  • Theories in nursing research

 Room 320 Toldo HEC
 519.253.3000, x3770

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Dr. Joanne Tay, RN, MPH, PhD
Assistant Professor

Research Focus:

  • Child and Adolescent Health
  • Complex Care (Pediatrics)
  • Pediatric Palliative Care
  • Quantitative Research Methodology

Room 317 Toldo HEC
519.253.3000 x6118