Finding a Supervisor

Applicants are encouraged to explore potential supervisors as your first step in the application process. This process may take up to several months as applicants and faculty members determine whether there is a sufficient fit between the applicant's research interests and the potential supervisor’s nursing and research expertise. The doctoral supervisor is a key mentor and guide throughout the student’s doctoral program, and this important relationship needs to be nurtured and developed carefully.

Please carefully review each faculty member's profile below before identifying a potential supervisor. Before contacting a supervisor, ensure they are listed as currently available to supervise and their research areas of interest match your desired field of research.

Supervisors Contact List
Name Supervisor Program Availability Research Area(s) Research Method(s) Contact
Ceci, Christine N/A Ageing/Gerontological Health, Health Equity  Qualitative Methods, Philosophical analysis


Chamberlain, Stephanie MN, PhD Aging/Gerontology, Health Services Research, Loneliness, Social Isolation, Long-Term Care Workforce Quantitative Methods, Mixed Methods, Literature Reviews

Cummings, Greta N/A Nursing/Healthcare Leadership, Ageing/Gerontological Health Quantitative Methods 780-492-0427
Dahlke, Sherry Hons, MN Nursing Education/Pedagogy, Ageing/Gerontological Health Qualitative Methods, Mixed Methods 780-492-8232
Estabrooks, Carole N/A Ageing/Gerontological Health, Healthcare Workforce, Knowledge Translation, Health Services Research, Improvement Science, Implementation Science, Long-Term Care (LTC) Mixed Methods, Secondary Analyses, Process Evaluation, Bibliometric Methods, Network Analyses (780) 492-3451
Haykowsky, Mark N/A Ageing/Gerontological Health, Oncology, Cardiovascular Disease Quantitative Methods
Hunter, Kathleen N/A Ageing/Gerontological Health, Continence, Pelvic Floor Health Quantitative Methods, Mixed Methods,  Qualitative Methods 780-492-8941
Kleib, Manal MN Digital Health, Artificial Intelligence, Nursing and Health informatics, Nursing Education; Health System Transformation, Change Management, Leadership Literature Reviews, Quantitative Methods, Mixed Methods 780-248-1422
Lemermeyer, Gillian Hons, MN, PhD, PhD co-supervision Relational ethics, embodied ethics, the nurse's touch, NICU, ethics of artificial intelligence in health, nursing practices, experiences of transgender people in healthcare

Qualitative Methods, Phenomenology,
Scoping reviews
Low, Gail N/A Ageing/Gerontological Health, Mental Health/Addictions, Quantitative Methods, Psychometrics
MacDonald, Shannon Hons, MN, PhD, Post Doc Child Health, Immunization, Infectious Disease, Health Equity Quantitative Methods, Mixed Methods, Literature Reviews 780-248-1563
Meherali, Salima Hons, MN, PhD Global Health/Migrant Health, Child Health, Knowledge Translation, Health Equity, Mental Health/Addictions Qualitative Methods, Quantitative Methods, Mixed Methods, Literature Reviews 780-248-1401
Montgomery, Carmel Hons, MN Post-ICU syndrome in ICU survivors; costs associated with ICU nursing turnover; evaluation of NP-led clinics Quantitative; literature reviews
Norris, Colleen N/A Cardiovascular Disease, Sex and Gender Science, Women's Heart Health Qualitative Methods, Quantitative Methods, Mixed Methods, Literature Reviews 780-492-0644
Olson, Joanne N/A Nursing Education/Pedagogy, Ageing/Gerontological Health, Mental Health & Addictions, Spirituality in Nursing & Health Care Qualitative Methods, Literature Reviews 780-492-6252
O'Rourke, Hannah Hons, MN, PhD

Ageing/Gerontological Health (specifically people living with Dementia), Care of older adults living with dementia, social connection, intervention design and evaluation Quantitative Methods, Mixed Methods, Literature Reviews, Methods that are used in the development and evaluation of complex interventions (e.g., pilot, feasibility, clinical trials) 

Students should review this page and provide the requested information listed to be considered for supervision

Papathanassoglou, Elisavet PDFs Global Health/Migrant Health, Critical Illness, Infectious Disease, Stress research, pathophysiology, integrative medicine Qualitative Methods, Quantitative Methods, Mixed Methods, Literature Reviews


Park, Tanya N/A Nursing Education/Pedagogy, Mental Health/Addictions, Chronic Disease Qualitative Methods, Mixed Methods
Paul, Pauline MN, PhD Nursing Education/Pedagogy, History of Nursing, Orthopedic Nursing (joint replacements) Qualitative Methods, Historial Method 780-492-7479
Pituskin, Edith MN, PhD Chronic Disease, Oncology, Cardiovascular Disease Quantitative Methods and Qualitative Methods 780-492-6795
Punjani, Neelam Hons, MN, PhD Children's Health & Well-being, Lifelong Women's Health, Sexuality, Sexual and Reprdrocutive Health Qualitative Research, Art based approach, Knowledge Translation, Literature Reviews
Salma, Jordana N/A Ageing/Gerontological Health, Health Equity,  Intersectionality Qualitative Methods, Mixed Methods, Literature Reviews 780-492-7555
Santos Salas, Anna N/A Health Equity, Oncology, Palliative Care Qualitative Methods 780-492-3618
Schick-Makaroff, Kara PhD Mental Health/Addictions, Chronic Disease, Quality of Life, Chronic Kidney Disease/Kidney Failure, Patient-Reported Outcomes

Qualitative Methods, Mixed Methods, Syntheses/Literature Reviews

Scott, Shannon N/A Child Health, Knowledge Translation, Patient Engagement Qualitative Methods, Mixed Methods, Knowledge Synthesis 780-492-1037
Spiers, Jude MN, PhD, Post Doc Chronic illness, nurse-patient interaction, communication and relationships, LTC resident transitions to acute care, nursing education Qualitative methods, literature reviews
Stephen, Tracey MN Nursing/Healthcare Leadership, Nursing Education/Pedagogy, Simulated Learning and Exam Development Quantitative Methods
Symonds-Brown, Holly Hons, MN Ageing/Gerontological Health, Health Equity, Mental Health/Addictions,  Qualitative Methods
Tate, Kaitlyn Hons, MN Gerontology, Transitions in Care, Leadership & Health System Performance Quantitative methods, literature reviews, some qualitative methods
Temple, Bev Hons, MN Nursing/Healthcare Leadership, Child Health, Knowledge Translation Qualitative Methods, Mixed Methods, Literature Reviews