Research at the School of Nursing covers a broad spectrum of topics. To learn more about our research, please review the professor profiles, visit our research centre and research units, or explore research conducted by our professors who hold research chairs.

Research centre and units

Research centre

Centre for Research on Health and Nursing

The CRHN brings together Canadian and international researchers, trainees, and knowledge users to actively support the development and dissemination of research to address health inequities for patients, providers, organizations, and health care systems.

Research units

The Patient Decision Aids research group
Part of the Centre for Implementation Science ( at the Ottawa Health Research Institute (OHRI)

Nursing History Research Unit
Opened in June 2005 this is the first funded academic unit in Canada dedicated to the production and dissemination of new knowledge in Canadian nursing history.

Nursing Palliative Care Research Unit - NPCRU
Established in 2009 to provide leadership, mentorship and support for professors and graduate students pursuing excellence in palliative care research and education.

Research chairs

University Research Chair in Forensic Nursing
Dave Holmes

The Marie Des Anges Loyer-DaSilva Research Chair in Community and Public Health Nursing
Wendy Gifford

Chair in Nursing Care of Children, Youth and Families

University Research Chair in Knowledge Translation to Patients
Dawn Stacey

The University Research Chair in Health Evidence Implementation
Janet Squires

The Ontario HIV Treatment Network Chair in Public Health and HIV prevention
Patrick O’Byrne

The Ontario HIV Treatment Network Chair in Black Women’s HIV Prevention
Josephine Etowa

Chaire de recherche sur la francophonie canadienne en santé
Marie-Claude Thifault

Research Rounds

For our monthly nursing research rounds, see the details on the attached information or contact [email protected]