University of Alberta Associates

les hayduck

Dr. Leslie Hayduk is a Professor of Sociology at the University of Alberta. He has published two books and several methodological/statistical articles related to structural equation modeling. He is interested in, and teaches, social psychology from a physiological perspective. He is an active participant on SEMNET and he is on the editorial board of Structural Equation Modeling.

kim fraser

Dr. Kim Fraser's emerging program of research, PRIDE in Home Care, focuses on home care and case management, particularly decision-making and resource allocation and related health policy. She currently approaches these areas at all policy levels: macro (government spending), meso (program), and micro (case manager/clinician). Her work focuses on the types of knowledge individuals and groups use to inform policy decisions about home care, home care service delivery, and resource allocation and how various factors influence the way clinicians use knowledge in their everyday practice. She currently uses qualitative methods including, ethnographic methods, ethnoscience, grounded theory, and constant comparison.

profetto migrate

Dr. Joanne Profetto-McGrath received her BScN and Bachelor of Arts (Psychology) from the University of Windsor, Windsor, Ontario and her M.Ed (Educational Administration) and PhD (Nursing) from the University of Alberta. She was the first to hold a CHSRF/CIHR Post-doctoral fellowship and an AHFMR Career Renewal Award in the Centre for Knowledge Transfer (2002-2004) where her program of research focused onKnowledge Utilization and Policy Development within an Organizational Context.As a FON Professor and Associate Faculty with the Knowledge Utilization Studies and CLEAR Outcomes Program, Dr. Profetto-McGrath focuses her program of research onBuilding Provider Capacity in Knowledge Creation, Utilization and Transfer.She is Principal Investigator and Co-Investigator on a number of nationally funded studies focused on Knowledge Utilization, Critical Thinking, and Translating Research in Long Term Care.

shannon Scott

Dr. Shannon Scott's emerging research program, ECHO (translating Evidence in Child Health to improve Outcomes), focuses on knowledge translation in pediatric health settings to improve outcomes for children, their families, and the health care system. She explores the reasons why research is used or not and what facilitates and hinders this process, with a particular focus on elements of the context or work environment.

jude spiers

Dr.Judith Spiers' research program explores the nature of chronic and often invisible illness and how this is constructed and understood in health professional-client interactions. The quality of the nursing work environment impacts how nurses go about offering nursing services and "being with" their clients. Dr Spiers works with Dr G. Cummings to explore the relationships between leadership practices and styles, job satisfaction, stress, and quality of work environments and patient safety. Her research approaches are primarily qualitative, with a strong interest in the use of visual media, such as video, in understanding life with chronic illness.

Associates From Other Universities


Dr. Andrea Bernandes is currently a faculty member in the Department of General and Specialized Nursing at University of São Paulo, Brazil. Having received her undergraduate and graduate education in nursing at the same university, Andrea teaches nursing management and supervises students in both the undergraduate and graduate program. Andrea is a researcher in the nursing management field with a focus on Flexible and Participatory Management Models, Permanent Education in Health and Leadership. She is a member of the Health Human Resources Observatory and has published several articles, contributed to chapters in published books in Brazil, and presented at numerous conferences and symposia. In 2010, Andrea worked with Dr. Greta Cummings on further developing her program of research on decentralized and participatory management models as part of a Post-Doctoral Program.


Dr. Carmen Silvia Gabriel is currently a professor in the Department of General and Specialized Nursing at the University of São Paulo. Having earned an undergraduate and graduate degree in Nursing and a Ph.D. in Hospital Administration at the same university, Dr. Gabriel has experience in such areas as Hospital Administration, Management, Nursing Services, Health Certification Programs and Audit in the hospital. She is responsible for undergraduate and graduate courses related to management of Health and Nursing Services in hospitals at the University of São Paulo, and is the acting technical certifier for the Ministry of Health in the "Brazilian Interminsterial Program of Certification for Teaching Hospitals."

h laschender

Dr. Heather Laschinger is a Distinguished Professor and Associate Director Nursing Research at the University of Western Ontario School of Nursing, Faculty of Health Sciences in London, Ontario. Since 1992 Dr. Laschinger has been Principal Investigator of a program of research at the University of Western Ontario, School of Nursing, designed to investigate the role of empowering nursing work environments on nurses' professional practice and workplace health.

carol wong

Dr. Carol Wong is an Associate Professor in the Nursing program at the University of Western Ontario and teaches both undergraduate and graduate research methods as well as graduate leadership courses in health services delivery. Prior to teaching at UWO she has 18 years experience in leadership positions as a professional practice leader, research and development director, and director of psychiatry services and 15 years in clinical nursing roles. A major focus of her research is nursing leadership, specifically authentic leadership, and how it influences nurse and staff and patient outcomes.