Keith King

I graduated from the University of Alberta with a BScN in 2004 after completing the University of Alberta/Grant Macewan Community College collaborative nursing program. Early career interests included research with the Social Support Research Program, nursing in neurosciences and plastic surgery, and mental health nursing. My experiences growing up on a farm in rural Alberta helped to inform my research and career interests, as I was interested in social inclusion, exclusion, stigma and marginalization that I observed.

In 2012, I completed my Masters of Public Health from Curtin University in Western Australia. I have worked as an RN and educator in Toronto at St. Joseph's Hospital's Mental Health & Addictions Program, before relocating to London, England where I worked and studied in a number of roles in the National Health Service, City University of London, and the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, focusing on the intersections of acute and community nursing, infectious diseases, and mental health and addictions. Returning to Edmonton in 2014, I have been working with Alberta Health Services Quality & Healthcare Improvement as an accreditation consultant. My work as a consultant focused on improving health service standards by developing sustainable systems for better patient safety and healthcare experience, through improved evaluation and measurement of health service quality.

I am very active within the community, as the RN representative from CARNA on the Hospital Privileges Appeals Board for the Government of Alberta , co-chair of Diversity & Inclusion for the University of Alberta Alumni Council Executive, co-lead of the Alberta Pain Collaborative, and founder of the annual Capital City Athletics Feats of Strength Strongman Competition and Art Installation Fundraiser for the Lois Hole Hospital for Women.

My approach to teaching and learning stems from an inclusive anti-oppressive worldview - where learners co-create learning through shared experiences and interpretation of the context of knowledge within existing societal structures and the environments in which we exist. I'm looking forward to meeting and learning with the undergraduate nursing students!

Selected Publications and Conference Presentations

  • King K, Loose Moose Theatre Company, (2016, October). Improv your way into creative solutions! Breakout Session Facilitator at the Alberta Health Services Quality Summit.
  • Bueckert V, King K, Spencely S, (2016, June). Leadership without Authority. Keynote Speaker Panel at the University of Alberta Faculty of Nursing Scholarship and Faculty Development Conference.
  • Colney R, King K. (2015, October). VTE Audit Data - Improving Prophylaxis in Alberta. Poster session presented at the Alberta Health Services Quality Summit.
  • King K, MacKay E, Shaw S. (2015). Using VTE audit data to improve VTE prophylaxis in Alberta. Accreditation Canada Quality Conference.
  • Fenton K, King K, Altice F, Bukusi E, Partridge N. (2013). Combination Prevention - Why Pills Alone Are Not the Silver Bullet. Oral session presented at the International Association of Providers of AIDS Care (IAPAC) TasP PreP Evidence Summit - Controlling the HIV Epidemic with Antiretrovirals: From Consensus to Implementation.
  • King K. (2013, June). Improving Access to HIV Screening in Acute & Community Mental Health Services. Oral session presented at the North East London HIV Network Best Practices Conference.
    King K., Nalabanda A, Creighton S, Evans R. (2013, May). Routine opt-out HIV screening in adult mental health services - results from pilot intervention to improve screening. Poster session presented at the British Association of Sexual Health & HIV Spring Meeting.
  • King K, Creighton S, Evans R. (2012, November). HIV screening of in-patient Mental Health service users in Hackney, London, UK: National guidance, practice, perspectives, and improvements. Poster session presented at the Joint Audit and Research & Development Conference.
  • Lewis HI, Wilkinson M, Dalton J, Gardner H, Hothi J, Ibrahim N, King K, et al. (2011, September). Active injecting drug users can be successfully treated with antiviral therapy for HCV, are unlikely to be re-infected, and significantly reduce their illicit drug use. Poster session presented at the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases Liver Meeting.
  • King K, Kelly D. (2011) Practice development in community nursing: opportunities and challenges. Nursing Standard 25(30): 38-44.
  • "Patient Safety Curriculum Development Model", Contributor - University of Calgary, Calgary Alberta, 2008.
  • Rondeau K, King K, Wilson J. (2005, February). Interviewing in difficult to access populations. Oral session presented at the International Institute of Qualitative Methods Advances in Qualitative Methods Conference.