Our Research Team

As a brand new mother I was so terrified to go home with a baby with sugars dropping that I was totally turned off breastfeeding... no staff could recognize my fear......

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Dr. Megan Aston RN PhD
Dr. Sheri Lynn Price RN PhD
Dr. Price is an Associate Professor at the Dalhousie University School of Nursing and teaches and conducts research in the field of health services with a specific focus on professional socialization, interprofessional collaboration, healthcare work environments and community health.

Dr. Josephine Etowa RN PhD
Dr. Etowa is a Professor of Nursing and Loyer DaSilva Research Chair in Public Health Nursing, in the Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Ottawa. Her research program includes maternal-child and public health nursing with studies that address inequity in health and health care and emphasis on the health care of visible minority women.

Dr. Gail Tomblin Murphy RN PhD
Dr. Tomblin Murphy is the Vice-President of Research & Innovation at the Nova Scotia Health Authority and Director of the WHO/PAHO Collaborating Centre on Health Workforce Planning and Research. She has worked with health authorities and governments in Canada and other countries to develop health workforce planning and to evaluate models of care.

Dr. Meaghan Sim RD PhD
Meaghan Sim is a registered dietitian and recently completed her Interdisciplinary PhD at Dalhousie University. Her research examined breastfeeding and early parenting experiences of Nova Scotian mothers who identified as overweight and income-related food insecure. She also has experience implementing arts-based Knowledge Translation.

Dr. Annette Elliott Rose RN PhD
Dr. Elliott Rose is the current Vice-President, Clinical Care and Chief Nurse Executive at the IWK Health Centre. Her research focuses on needs-based planning for integrated care delivery systems that support sustainable, accessible health care based upon a broad understanding of health.

Dr. Rachel Ollivier RN, PhD
Joelle Monaghan RN MN
Joelle is a Public Health Nurse with the Early Years program in Central Zone. She provides support and key public health messages to new moms and their families in the community, with her main catchment area being Dartmouth North. She is also continuing to contribute to research focused on improving care for moms and babies in various capacities. Most recently, she has been assisting with a scoping review based out of the IWK Health Centre.
Victoria Little, RN MScN
Victoria Little is a registered nurse who has recently completed her Master of Science in Nursing at Dalhousie University. Her research explored first-time mothers’ experiences of prenatal information and support in Nova Scotia. Currently, Victoria is a Public Health Nurse with the Early Years team visiting mothers, babies, and families in northern Nova Scotia.
Dr. Britney Benoit RN PhD
Dr. Benoit is an Assistant Professor in the Rankin School of Nursing at St. Francis Xavier University, Nova Scotia Health Authority Health Sciences Research Chair, and Affiliated Scientist with the Nova Scotia Health Authority. Dr. Benoit’s program of research uses rigorous quantitative and qualitative methods to test and translate accessible, non-invasive approaches to optimizing care of infants, children, and families during times of pain, stress, and transition.
Damilola Iduye RN MN
Ms. Iduye is currently an Instructor at the Dalhousie University School of Nursing. Ms. Iduye holds a Master of Nursing (MN) from Dalhousie University with focus on Health Policy and a Bachelor of Nursing Science (BNSc) from the University of Ibadan, Nigeria. She has experience in diverse clinical settings including general medicine, surgery, geriatrics, and oncology. She uses Right-Touch Regulation Framework to guide her research on the licensure and integration of internationally educated nurses (IENs) in Canada.
Lanora Marcellus
Dr. M Aston RN PhD
Kathryn Stone
Phillip Joy
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