Rochelle Einboden
Rochelle Einboden
Associate Professor

2018 Doctor of Philosophy (Nursing), The University of Sydney
2008 Graduate Certificate of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, The University of British Columbia
2002 Master of Nursing, Collaborative Women's Studies, The University of Toronto
1998 Bachelor of Science in Nursing, The University of Toronto

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Dr. Rochelle Einboden is an Associate Professor at the School of Nursing at the University of Ottawa and Endowed Research Chair in Nursing Care of Children, Youth, and their Families, CHEO and CHEO Research Institute. Rochelle has worked with children and families as a registered nurse for over 20 years in Canada and Australia. Her research is clinically grounded and socially relevant, drawing on critical social theory and methods to explore health policy, programs and everyday nursing practices. Committed to offering new ideas, perspectives and possibilities to address health inequity and enhance social justice for children, young people and their families, Rochelle’s program of research is organised around three key priorities:

  1. Informing and shaping social understandings of children, families and violence
  2. Methodological innovation to support analyses of practices, discourse, power and social positioning
  3. Development of nurse-led equity-oriented care and policy across health and community services and settings.

Rochelle holds an honorary appointment at the University of Sydney and an adjunct appointment at Western Sydney University. She is also an Associate Editor of Health: An Interdisciplinary Journal for the Social Study of Health, Illness and Medicine, a peer-reviewed international journal that focuses on applications of critical social ideas and theories to health and health care disciplines and practices.

Professor Einboden is accepting new students for thesis supervision.

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Research interests

  • Critical Social Theory
  • Nursing Practice
  • Violence
  • Child Neglect and Abuse
  • Philosophy of Science and Technology
  • Critical Discourse Analysis
  • Health Policy
  • Social and Cultural Studies
  • Pedagogy and Education



Peer-reviewed journals: 

  • Kolar, M., Varcoe, C., Brown, H. & Einboden, R. (2022). Involuntary psychiatric treatment and the erosion of consent: a critical discourse analysis of mental health legislation in British Columbia, Canada. Health: An Interdisciplinary Journal for the Social Study of Health, Illness and Medicine. 
  • Einboden, R., Maxwell, H., Campbell, C., Rickard, G. & Bramble, M. (2022). Improving the first-year student experience: a critical reflection on co-operative inquiry as the ‘last loop’ in an action research project. Educational Action Research. 
  • Einboden, R., Choi, I., Ryan, R., Petrie, K., Johnston, D. Harvey, S.B., Glozier, N., Wray, A. & Deady, M. (2021). ‘Having a thick skin is essential’: mental health challenges for young apprentices in Australia. Journal of Youth Studies, 24(3), 355-371. 
  • Dawson, L., Einboden, R., McCloughen, A. & Buus, N. (2021). Beyond polyphony: Open Dialogue in a Women’s Refuge in Australia as a possibility for supporting trauma- and violence-informed practice. Journal of Marital and Family Therapy, 47(1), 136-149. 
  • Einboden, R. (2020). SuperNurse? Troubling the hero discourse in COVID times (Editorial). Health: An Interdisciplinary Journal for the Social Study of Health, Illness and Medicine, 24(4), 343-347. 
  • Einboden, R., Rudge, T. & Varcoe, C. (2019). Beyond and around mandatory reporting in nursing practice: interrupting a series of deferrals. Nursing Inquiry 26(2), e12285.
  • Stratton, E., Einboden, R., Ryan, R., Choi, I., Harvey, S. & Glozier, N. (2018). Deciding to disclose a mental health condition in male dominated workplaces: a focus-group study. Frontiers in Psychiatry, 9(684), 1-10. 


  • Einboden, R. & Varcoe, C. (2019). Ethical issues in health care for women in the context of violence. In L. d’Agincourt and C. Ells (Eds). Ethical Issues in Women’s Healthcare. Oxford, Oxford University Press. 

Popular media:

  • Einboden, R. (2021, Apr 23). 2ser Radio - Live Interview, The Daily. Child abuse and protection strategies.
  • Einboden, R. (2019, Nov 20). 2ser Radio - Live Interview, The Daily. Rethinking our child protection system.
  • Einboden, R. (2019, Nov 18). The problem with child protection isn’t the money, it’s the system itself The Conversation.