FHS success in the NSERC 2020 Discovery Grant Competition
Congratulations to our researchers, from both the School of Rehabilitation Sciences and School of Human Kinetics, who received funding from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) in the 2020 Discovery Grant Competition
Congratulations to Dave Holmes on the renewal of his University Research chair in Forensic Nursing
Dave Holmes, Full Professor in the School of Nursing received the first University Chair in Forensic Nursing in 2009.
Dave’s research activities are carefully designed and planned to support and disseminate research focused on nursing care at the intersection of health care and criminal justice within the psychiatric (especially forensic psychiatry) and public health sectors. Research results have served to inform health professionals, researchers, educators, students, and decision-makers about health care issues relevant to offenders and victims of criminal acts. Moving forward Dave will modify his previous research trajectory by including technology as a major component of all his public health projects. The next five years of his program of research will be dedicated to developing new knowledge about sexual health/risk/technology/violence and developing a highly innovative field of forensic nursing research exploring trauma.
Dave is well known in Canada and internationally for his ideas and work on the use of seclusion, mechanical restraints, and chemical restraints in psychiatry and his strong criticism of a number of public health policies.
Congratulations to Janet Squires on the renewal of her University Research chair in Health Evidence Implementation
Janet Squires, Full Professor in the School of Nursing was first awarded the University Research Chair in Health Evidence Implementation in 2015.
In her first term Janet’s main focus was to generate knowledge about the role of context in facilitating or hindering implementation activities targeting healthcare professionals. In accomplishing this Janet became recognized as a leader in implementation science and in the role of context in implementation, nationally and internationally.
Over the next five years the goals of Janet’s research program are first to advance the measurement of context in implementation and second to inform quality improvement programs in the country by completing a systematic review of inappropriate health care in Canada.
Ryan Graham, Associate Professor in the School of Human Kinetics is awarded the University Research Chair in Biomechanics and Data Science for Human Health and Performance.
The global objective of Ryan’s research program is to merge biomechanics and data science to optimize human health and performance in clinical settings, workplaces, sport, and activities of daily living.