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Wendy-Duggleby

Wendy Duggleby, PhD, RN, AOCN

Associate Dean of Research, Professor, Endowed Nursing Research Chair in Aging and Quality of Life, Director of Innovations in Seniors' Care Research Unit

Nursing

About Me

My areas of research interest include Gero-oncology, psychosocial oncology, family caregivers, palliative and end of life care. The goal of my research is to enhance quality of life for older adults and their families. To accomplish this goal I have the privilege of leading several multidisciplinary teams. My program of research is entitled "Living with Hope" which includes research studies of hope for persons with advanced cancer, family caregivers and health care providers. This program of research has received funding from local, provincial and national grants. Four film documentaries of these studies have been produced. The film entitled “Living with Hope” has received 2 international awards. These films and abstracts of the hope studies can be viewed on my Living with Hope website.

My current funded research includes the development of psychosocial supportive interventions for male spouses of women with breast cancer, caregiving of persons with dementia and living with hope program for persons with advanced disease. These are in different stages of development and testing. The interventions were developed from qualitative data and pilot tested using mixed method approaches. My research is translational so that it can inform nursing research, practice and policy. This research has received multiple awards for excellence: Canadian Association for Nursing Research (CANR), Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Award and College & Association of Registered Nurses of Alberta (CARNA).

Degrees

  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing (with Distinction), University of Saskatchewan (1975)
  • Masters in Nursing, University of Alberta (1990)
  • PhD in Nursing, University of Texas-Houston Health Sciences Center (1999)
Distinctions

  • 2016 NGSA Faculty of Nursing Award of Excellence Nominee
  • 2013 CARNA Nursing Excellence in Research
  • 2013 Research Showcase Award of Excellence, Psycho-social category
  • 2013 NGSA Faculty of Nursing Award of Excellence, First Runner Up
  • 2013 Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal
  • 2012 Canadian Association for Nursing Research: 2012 Nurse Researcher Award

Research

Current Grants

  • Pesut, B. (PI), Duggleby, W. (Co-I), Warner, G., Gerard, L., Lynn, B., Fassbender, K., O’Connor, B., Edwards, R., Shervill, L., Davidson, J. An integrated knowledge translation approach to implementing a model of volunteer navigation for rural older adults living with advanced cancer. Canadian Cancer Society Research Institute Knowledge Translation Grant, $100,000. September 1, 2016 to August 31, 2018.
  • Pesut, B. (Nom PI), Duggleby, W., (Co-PI) Barwich, D., Warner, G., Dalhuisen, M., Ghosh, S., Holroyd-Leduc, J., Angevine, P., Antifeau, E., Baxter, S., Cash, C., Downer, K., Gerard, L., Hynes, G., Joyce, S., Nekolaichuk, C., Nicholson, C., O’Connor, B., Parmar, J., Peterson-Fraser, M., Scales, M., Urquhart, R., Woytkiw, R. Partner hospice societies: Bulkley Valley, Central Okanagan, Colchester East Hants, Cranbrook Kimberley, Desert Valley, Nelson and District, North Okanagan, Olds and District. An integrated knowledge translation approach to examining a model of volunteer navigation (NCARE) to support older adults living with advance chronic illness in the home. Canadian Institutes of Health Research, $347,847. Sept 2016 to August 2019.
  • Duggleby, W (PI), Ploeg, J ( CI), McAiney, C. (CI), Parmar, J. (CI), Holroyd-Leduc, J. (CI) , Peacock, .S. (CI), Brazil, K. (CI), Nekolaichuk, C. (CI), Ghosh, S. (CI), Forbes, D. (CI) Kassalainen, S. (CI), Huhn, A. (KU), Classen, K. (KU), Woodhead Lyons, S. (KU), & Baxter, S. (KU). Feasibility Study of an On-Line Intervention for Family Caregivers of Residential-Living Frail Older Persons. TVN Catalyst Grant, $74,254, May 2016 - June 2017.
  • Duggleby, W, (PI), Pesut, B., Warner, G., Fassbender, K., Nekolaichuk, C., Holroyd-Leduc, J., Ghosh, S., Hallstrom, L., MacLeod, R., Murphy, S., Klein, L., Antymniuk, C., Clark, G., Peterson-Fraser, M., Woytkiw, T., Laing, R. Navigation Partnerships: Connecting, Assessing, Resourcing and Engaging (N-CARE) Older Persons, Families and Communities. $170,997. Covenant Health Seniors Health and Wellness Innovation Fund. Dec 1, 2015-Nov 20, 2017.
  • Pesut, B. (project lead), Duggleby, W. (PI), Warner, G. Feasibility of a Volunteer/Health Care Provider Navigation Partnership to Support Frail Rural Dwelling Older Adults. $100,000. TVN Catalyst Grant Application Program, February 1, 2015-January 31, 2016.
  • Duggleby, W. (PI), Ploeg, J. (Co-PI), Ainley, C. (Co-PI), Markle-Reid, M., Tricott, J., Ghosh, S., Peacock, S., Forbes, D., Gibson, M., Williams, A. Evaluation of a Transition Intervention for Family Caregivers of Persons with Alzheimer Disease and Multiple Chronic Conditions. $242,405. Sub-contract McMaster CIHR Team Grant (Ploeg/Markle-Reid Co-PI's), April 1, 2014-March 31, 2018.
  • Duggleby, W. (PI), Parmer, J., Nekolaichuk, C., Mirhosseini, M., Symes, A., Holtslander, L., Hudson, P., Peterson-Fraser, M., Tycholiz, J., Chambers, T., Mann, A. Metasynthesis Study of Transitions Experienced by Family Caregivers of Persons at the End of Life. $10,000, Institute for Continuing Care Education and Research's Special Projects Grant, June 1, 2014-May 31, 2015.
  • Duggleby, W. (PI), Cumming, C., Nekolaichuk, C., Tonkin, K., Thomas, R., Ghosh, S. Development and Feasibility Testing of an Online Psychological Transitions Interventions for Male Partners of Women with Breast Cancer. $250,333, Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation/Prairies/NWT, October 1, 2012-September 30, 2015.