Adjunct and Clinical Appointments

Adjunct Appointments
Name Faculty Sponsor Bio Key Terms Contact Information
Jennifer Knopp-Sihota, BScN MN NP PhD, Assistant Adjunct Professor Dr. Carole Estabrooks

Dr. Jennifer Knopp-Sihota is a health services researcher with a focus on improving the quality of care and life for frail older adults. My current projects include behaviour-based pain scale validation and testing, polypharmacy and deprescribing in care homes and non-pharmacological interventions for dementia behaviours.

Pain assessment and measurement, quality of care, dementia, quality of life
Hadass Goldblatt, PhD, Associate Adjunct Professor Dr. Joanne Olson As an Associate Professor at the Department of Nursing, Faculty of Social Welfare & Health Sciences, University of Haifa, Haifa, Israel, her research interests include the impact of the therapeutic encounter with violence, trauma, and severe health conditions on healthcare and welfare professionals; peoples’ coping with challenging conditions of ill-health, patient-provider relationships, interpersonal violence, and qualitative research methods. Patient-provider relationships; professionals' resilience and well-being; interpersonal violence; qualitative research.
Olga Petrovskaya, Assistant Adjunct Professor Jude Spiers & Vera Caine Dr. Olga Petrovskaya is an assistant professor at the University of Victoria School of Nursing. Her scholarly interests lie in theory-informed analyses of nursing practice. Dr. Petrovskaya’s program of research aims to combine her interest in eHealth and Health Information and Communication Technology (e.g., electronic patient portals) and philosophies and theories attuned to the socio-materiality of care practices. Her other longstanding philosophical interests include post-structuralism and other critical theories. eHealth; Electronic Health Records and online patient portals in care practices / Nursing philosophy and nursing theory; select continental philosophy; socio-material perspectives and actor-network theory
Andrea Bernardes, PhD, MC BScN, Associate Adjunct Professor Dr. Greta Cummings Associate Professor at Ribeirão Preto College of Nursing (EERP-USP) at University of São Paulo. Coordinator of the Research Group on Leadership and Management of Health Services (NAP-LIGGESS) and leader of the LIGGEN Research Group - Leadership and Management in Health and Nursing Services and researcher at CLEAR Outcomes (Connecting Leadership Education and Research Outcomes) of the University of Alberta - Canada. Experience in the field of Nursing, with an emphasis on Nursing Leadership and Management. Leadership; Hospital management models; Continuing education; Organization and management.
Susan Slaughter, PhD RN GNC(C), Associate Adjunct Professor Dr. Hannah O'Rourke Dr. Susan Slaughter's research program has employed the principles of knowledge translation to optimize the functional ability of older persons living in residential care settings. In particular, she has focused on minimizing excess disability in activities related to mobility (MOVE: Mobility of Vulnerable Elders), eating (M3: Making the Most of Mealtimes) and communication (RELATE study). Currently, she is working with a research team to develop an intervention to enhance hydration for people living in long-term care (PROMOTE study). Long-term Care, Excess Disability, Knowledge Translation, Hydration, Eating, Mobility, Communication
Yuting SongPhD, BScN, Assistant Adjunct Professor Dr. Carole Estabrooks Dr. Song has recently completed a postdoc fellowship at Faculty of Nursing and is an associate professor at Qingdao University (China). She holds a PhD in Nursing from Duke University (U.S.) and a Bachelor’s degree in Nursing from Shandong University (China). Her research focuses on improving the quality of care and quality of work-life in long-term care settings. Long-term care, health services research, knowledge translation
Christy RaymondPhD, Med, BScN, RN, Assistant Adjunct Professor Dr. Shannon Scott Dr. Christy Raymond is an experienced educator, researcher and administrator, having worked in various areas of nursing postsecondary education for over 20 years. Dr. Raymond has a diverse research program, exploring dually nursing education and nursing practice from the lens of the educator and nurse, respectively. Continuing to explore ways to increase nurse educator capacities and facilitate the integration of educational theory and philosophy into practice and research, Christy supervises graduate students and mentors faculty members in the area of learning and teaching. Nursing Education; Nursing Contexts; Learning and Teaching; Leadership; Philosophy of Education
Charlotte Pooler, RN, MN, PhD, Assistant Adjunct Professor Dr. Jude Spiers Dr. Charlotte Pooler is a Clinician Scientist with Palliative/End of Life Care and Community Programs AHS - Edmonton, with extensive experience in critical care and cardiology. Her MN and PhD studies included chronic illness, symptoms, comfort, ethics and suffering. She collaborates with faculty, physicians and staff in research and policy on advance care planning, avoidable emergency department visits, and earlier implementation of a palliative care approach. Chronic pulmonary disease, palliative end of life care, advance care planning, collaborative practice, qualitative methods, advance practice nursing
Pieter de Vos, Assistant Adjunct Professor Dr. Vera Caine Facilitator, consultant, engaged academic and documentary photographer, Pieter draws on methods from the worlds of social innovation, community organizing, and anthropology to help community-based organizations navigate an increasingly complex world. Pieter has facilitated projects using these methods in South Africa, Kenya, Sweden, Tanzania, Pakistan, Haiti, and the USA (Louisiana). These community-based projects have animated the dialogue on poverty and homelessness, HIV/AIDS, sexual identity, childhood injury, and social inclusion.
Social inclusion, Social Change, Evaluation, Narrative Inquiry, Community-based Participatory Action Research
Brigitte Smit, PhD, MEd, BEd, BA, Assistant Adjunct Professor Dr. Vera Caine Brigitte Smit is currently an Assistant Adjunct Professor at the University of Alberta, Canada and a Visiting Professor at the University of Johannesburg. Brigitte is a twice National Research Foundation Rated Researcher, a Senior Accredited Professional Trainer of ATLAS.ti, and a former Research Professor in Educational Leadership and Management at the University of South Africa. Her research focuses on qualitative research methodology, female leadership and relational ethics. She serves as a Co-Editor of the International Journal of Multiple Research Approaches and as Editor (Africa) for the International Journal of Qualitative Methods. Relational leadership; Qualitative Research; ATLAS.ti and NVivo
Marilyn Hundleby, Assistant Adjunct Professor N/A
Marilyn Hundleby is a Registered Psychologist and Director of Programs -Wellspring Edmonton. She worked as a Clinical Psychologist at the Cross Cancer Institute for 19 years and initiated an ArtsinMedicine program. During that time she co-authored the book: Cancer and the Art of Healing, and presently is collaborating on a second book. Her interest is in the contemplative/problem-solving aspects of creative expression.
Psychology, Cancer Care, Creative Expression (Healing and Wellbeing)
Patience Aniteye, Assistant Adjunct Professor
Lydia Aziato, Assistant Adjunct Professor
Anne-Marie Bostrom, Associate Adjunct Professor
Lisa Cranley, RN PhD, Assistant Adjunct Professor
Tim Guest, MBA, BScN, Assistant Adjunct Professor
Pieterbas Lalleman, PhD RN, Assistant Adjunct Professor
Kiran Manhas, BSc (Pharm), MSc, JD, PhD, Assistant Adjunct Professor
Judith Meijers, Assistant Adjunct Professor Dr. Carole Estabrooks and Dr. Greta Cummings Dr. Judith Meijers an experienced educator, researcher and policy maker in nursing science, education and practice. Dr. Meijers runs several research programs on palliative nursing, ACP, dementia care and nursing leadership. She is a researcher within the Dutch Living Lab (b a collaboration between Maastricht University, Educators of different levels and big Eldery Care organisations. Palliative Care, Dementia Care, Nursing Leadership, Workplace learning
Margot Jackson, PhD, MA, BScN, Assistant Adjunct Professor
Kimberly Jarvis, Assistant Adjunct Professor
Helen Kohlen, BSc MA PhD, Assistant Adjunct Professor
Tammy O'Rourke, Assistant Adjunct Professor 
Joy Peacock, Assistant Adjunct Professor
Valeria Raparelli, Assistant Adjunct Professor
Clinical Appointments
Name Faculty Sponsor Bio Key Terms Contact Information
Leanne Meakins, BScN MN NP Dr. Colleen Norris Pediatric Nurse Practitioner at the Stollery Children's Hospital. Her thesis work was on Parental Response in the setting of a child with a single ventricle congenital heart defect. Pediatric Cardiology, Parental Response
Nanette Cox-Kennett Dr.Edith Pituskin Nurse Practitioner practicing at the Cross Cancer Institute since 2005. Her focus is hematology and bone marrow transplant. Research interests include cardiac toxicity of transplant and challenges to stem cell collection. Hematology, cardio-oncology, bone marrow transplant
Tamara Dorfman, RN, MN, BSc Honors Neuroscience Dr. Shannon Scott Nurse practitioner in Pediatric Cardiology at the Stollery Children's Hospital in Edmonton, Alberta. She primarily cares for patients with congenital heart defects prior to cardiac surgery or following open-heart surgery. Her research goal is to improve the quality of life of children with complex congenital heart defects and their families/caregivers. Congenital heart defects, quality life, medical trauma, critically chronically ill, improving hospital outcomes, caregiver outcomes
Tara Follett Anne Summach Neonatal Nurse Practitioner working my entire career in the NICU. Interests include early onset neonatal infection, quality, family integrated care and nutrition. Neonatal Intensive Care
Kimberly Scherr, BScN, MN, NP Dr. Elisavet Papathanassoglou Nurse practitioner in critical care for 24 years; currently employed at the Misericordia Hospital and Mazankowski Heart Institute. Critical care; cardiovascular nursing; delirium prevention and management; advanced nursing practice leadership
Jill Larocque Dr. Kathleen Hunter Jill Larocque is a neonatal NP at the Stollery Children's Hospital. Her interests are in education, family integrated care and targeted neonatal echocardiography. She is currently teaching as a sessional instructor and works in the clinical setting. NICU, neonatal, TNE, NNP
Sarah Southon, BScN, RN, MN, NP She is a Nurse Practitioner at the Stollery Children’s Hospital in the Pediatric Scoliosis Program. Her research focuses on improving the detection, imaging and treatment of spinal deformities in children. scoliosis, pediatric surgery, orthopedics
Gwen Bond, BScN, MN Dr. Simon Palfreyman Clinical Nurse Specialist, and co-research lead for the Complex Pediatric Therapies Follow-Up Program; a multi-provincial program that follows the neurodevelopment of children undergoing complex cardiac surgery in Western Canada since 1996. My research focus is on the functional outcomes (specifically self-care, attachment and self-regulation) of children surviving complex cardiac surgery; as well as on the understanding of the stress that parents experience as a result of their child undergoing heart surgery, and its pivotal role in early development.
early cardiac surgery, childhood development, parental stress
Teddie Tanguay, RN, MN, NP, CNCC(c) Dr. Kathleen Hunter Nurse Practitioner in Adult Critical Care at the Royal Alexandra Hospital since 2003. Past President of the Nurse Practitioner Association of Alberta. Critical Care Nursing, AKI in Critically ill, Sepsis
Dawn Pepper Anne Summach Neonatal Nurse Practitioner since 2009. She currently teaches within the MN program (NNP students). She is actively involved with the Targeted Neonatal Echocardiography program in Edmonton. Echocardiography, Point of Care, US Teaching
Raymond Aceron, RN BScN MN NP
Alanna Ash, RN, BScN, MN, NP
Tammy Damberger
Madeleine Fraser
Michael Lee
Deborah Olmstead Dr. Shannon Scott I am currently the pediatric nurse practitioner for the Stollery Non-Invasive Ventilation (NIV) Program, providing inpatient and outpatient care to 200+ infants and children requiring ventilation support for sleep. Within my clinical associate role, I work closely with Dr. Scott. Most recently I had the privilege of providing an MN thesis project in NIV, and was a thesis committee member and co-author for the publication. Pediatric respiratory and sleep medicine, qualitative research, pediatric knowledge translation/transfer
Kathleen Reid, RN MN NP
Jean Repchuk
Teresa Ruston Dr. Edith Pituskin Teresa Graduated from the M.N. program in 2012. Since that time she has worked primarily in Oncology with a focus in Lung Cancer. However, after wave 2 of the pandemic, she was drawn to to work with the underserved Geriatric population living in Supportive Living and Long Term Care. Oncology, Geriatrics, Long term care
Marcie Smigorowsky, BScN MN PhD
Michelle Stone
Lloyd Tapper
Betty Ann Thibodeau
Michelle Valpreda
Sandra Van Hecke
Glenda Wilson
Natalie Wittmeier