Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing

Bloomberg Professorships

Term Professorships
Visiting Professors
Postdoctoral Fellows
  • Term Professorships

    Ann TourangeauAnn Tourangeau
    Associate Professor
    Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing
    Limited-Term Professor (Patient Safety)

    Dr. Tourangeau, research is within the domain of Science of Nursing Health Systems. Ann works in the area of nursing outcomes research, particularly related to patient safety outcomes such as, hospital mortality and readmission to hospital. Utilization of her research findings are of particular interest to health care administrators, health-care leaders, and health policy makers. She incorporates data from large administrative and clinical databases to answer questions related to the contribution that nursing care and nursing work environments make to these patient and organizational outcomes.


    Faculty Member - Louise RoseRebecca Louise Rose
    Associate Professor
    Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing
    Limited-Term Professor (Critical Care)

    Dr. Rose brings great strength to the faculty in an area of key strategic importance to the province – critical care. She is an outstanding nurse clinician whose research has been directed towards critical care, emergency and trauma nursing of adult and paediatric patients. As the Critical Care Professor, Dr. Rose is working closely with a number of university partners, including Mount Sinai Hospital, University Health Network and St. Michael’s Hospital on the development of research in critical care practice.

  • Distinguished International Visiting Professors

    2013-2014
    Anne Marie Rafferty
    Frances Bloomberg International Distinguished Visiting Professor

    An internationally renowned leader in nursing policy and health services research, Anne Marie Rafferty joins the Faculty as the 2013-2014 Frances Bloomberg International Visiting Professor.  Anne Marie is a Professor of Nursing Policy and former Dean, Florence Nightingale School of Nursing and Midwifery and Director of Academic Outreach, Kings College London. She trained as a nurse at the University of Edinburgh BSc (Soc Sci) and in clinical research Nottingham University MPhil (Surgery) as well as a historian at Oxford University, DPhil (Modern History) and policy analyst at the University of Pennsylvania (Harkness Fellowship). She was seconded to the Department of Health to work as government adviser on nursing to Lord Ara Darzi on the reform of the NHS in 2007-2008 and was a member of the Prime Minister’s Commission on the Future of Nursing and Midwifery 2009-2010. Anne Marie is Co-director of the Centre for Humanities and Health at King’s College, London. She is also a Fellow of the Royal College of Nursing (2004), Queen’s Nursing Institute and Visiting Professor at the European Observatory for Health Systems and Policies at the Technical University, Berlin and WHO Collaborating Centre on Health Systems in Brussels. In 2008 she was made CBE (Commander of the British Empire) for her outstanding service to healthcare, and in 2011 she was inducted as an international fellow in the prestigious American Academy of Nursing.

    Professor Rafferty’s research interests cover health policy, health services research and the history of nursing. She has been closely involved in developing international research initiatives on the links between nurse staffing and outcomes.

     As the Frances Bloomberg International Visiting Professor, Anne Marie will be working with the Faculty to advance our expertise in the research and policy arena examining the contribution of nursing through the utilization of multiple data sources in long-term care settings. She will explore the potential of developing a collaborative research agenda between the Bloomberg Faculty and King’s College, London.

    Anne Marie plans to be at the Faculty throughout the next 12 months on four separate occasions. She will be available to meet with faculty, students and our practice and professional partners during those visits. Anne Marie will set up a dialogue with faculty and TAHSN affiliates to discuss decision support systems for long term care and chronic disease management, which may be deployed in translating evidence into practice to inform care planning decisions.

    During one of her visits, Anne Marie will present a public lecture and convene a workshop focusing on the nature and organization of nursing work to inform policy. Finally, she will present a Leadership Institute through the Centre for Professional Development in the new year.


    2012-2013
    Rev. Tom Keighley
    Frances Bloomberg International Distinguished Visiting Professor

    Rev. Tom Keighley is a well-known British nurse with a long history of international, administration and policy work. He has worked in National Health Service (NHS) institutions from 1970 to 1982 and 1986 to 1993 variously as a practising nurse, teacher, researcher and manager, including director of nursing appointments at district and regional levels. As a full-time officer at the Royal College of Nurses, working in the fields of research, policy formulation and political lobbying from 1982 to 1986, Keighley worked in the international arena, firstly in Europe, and from 1990 his work extended to North, Central and Latin America, the Middle East, India, Pakistan, Malawi and Singapore. From 1993 to 2001, he was the founding head of department and then assistant dean at the University of Leeds.

    Over the course of his career, Keighley has been a trade union steward and convenor, director of nursing at the most senior level in the NHS, an academic leader, as well as the long serving editor of Nursing Management. Some of his accomplishments include the establishment of the ethics function of the Royal College of Nurses, leadership in the implementation of a wide range of quality initiatives in service delivery, and being the first nurse invited to undertake the European Union Leadership Programme.

    Keighley is an experienced lobbyist at regional, national and international levels. He represented the UK on the European Union Advisory Committee on Nursing Training for over a decade and continues to facilitate the European Accession Project for the former Eastern Bloc member countries. He is also an Anglican priest (in secular employment) and is currently undertaking doctoral work at Kings College London on worker priests in the Anglican Church.

    In 2001, Keighley was awarded the Gran Cruz de ASCOFAME in Colombia in recognition of his health care development work in Central and South America. He became a fellow of the Royal College of Nursing in 2004 in recognition of his contribution to international development and the development of leadership in the profession. He was also presented a lifetime membership to the American Organization of Nurse Executives in 2010 in recognition of his contribution to the global development of nursing.

    As the Frances Bloomberg International Distinguished Visiting Professor, Keighley will be working with the Faculty to advance our expertise in policy and leadership. There will be a number of key meetings and round tables on major issues of importance to Canadian nursing facilitated by Keighley over the course of the year. Keighley will advise on the development of the leadership and policy components of our programs, most specifically in the MN programme. He will also conduct a master class on high-level negotiation in collaboration with CASPP in 2013.

    Keighley’s first visit took place mid-April when he generated a great deal of interest within the nursing community on the topic of leadership.Keighley will return to the Faculty in the fall and over the next 12 months will be visiting for periods of one to two weeks. He will be available to meet with faculty, students and our practice and professional partners during those visits. Keighley will also be presenting a public lecture at a date to be determined.


    2010-2011
    Dr. Pamela H. Mitchell
    Frances Bloomberg International Distinguished Visiting Professor

    Dr. Pamela H. Mitchell is a professor of Biobehavioral Nursing and Health Systems, School of Nursing and adjunct professor of Health Services, School of Public Health and Community Medicine at the University of Washington. Her research and teaching focus on hospital and ambulatory care delivery systems; effective management of clinical care systems; comparative effectiveness of biobehavioural interventions for patients with acute and chronic cardiocerebrovascular disease; and outcomes of inter‐professional education. These studies have been funded by the National Institute of Nursing; the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute; and the Bureau of Health Professions, Health Resources Services Administration.

    Mitchell is the past‐president of the American Academy of Nursing, and a member and past chair of the American Academy of Nursing Expert Panel on Quality Care. She was also a visiting professor at the University of Sao Paulo in Brazil and Flinders University in Australia.

    One of the reasons Mitchell received the appointment is her background in fusing health services/systems and clinical research.  She worked with Bloomberg Nursing faculty in the Nursing Health Systems field and the Nursing Health Services Research Unit (NHSRU) to plan for the future of research in these areas. In February 2011, Mitchell led a presentation and discussion titled, “Evidence based care: creating evidence at the point of care.” Approximately 25 members of the Bloomberg Nursing Faculty and chief nurse executives from the Toronto Academic Health Science Network (TAHSN) attended the talk that described U.S. models of evidence‐based practice in which a group of staff nurses identify clinical issues in their care unit that require systematic inquiry, refine the question into a research or process improvement statement, conduct and analyze the data, and make appropriate changes in practice. Mitchell considers this luncheon the turning point of her professorship; every visit after the presentation was filled with appointments at various hospitals, and conversations with faculty and nursing leaders about building capacity and capitalizing on the strong linkages that already exist between the Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing and its affiliates.

    In addition, with Mitchell’s help, a nursing research consortium was formed in spring 2011 among the Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing and TAHSN hospitals, with Dr. Linda McGillis Hall, associate dean of research and external relations at Bloomberg Nursing, and Dr. Lianne Jeffs, director, nursing research at St. Michael’s Hospital as co‐chairs.


    2009-2010
    Dr. Judith A. Oulton
    Frances Bloomberg International Distinguished Visiting Professor

    Dr. Judith A. Oulton is an internationally renowned expert in health care issues and the world-wide nursing shortage.  Oulton is former Chief Executive of the International Council of Nurses (ICN), a federation of national nurses’ associations representing millions of nurses in more than 100 countries. In collaboration with the United Nations and other nongovernmental organizations, the ICN works to maintain a strong international community of nurses and to promote sound health policies around the world.

    Oulton’s efforts to advance the nursing field have spanned her entire career: in government she was Director of Strategic Planning for the Department of Health and Community Services for the province of New Brunswick; in education she was a professor in the University of New Brunswick Nursing Faculty as well as Presidential Chair at the University of Calif ornia San Francisco; and in nursing administration and service in various clinical areas.

    Oulton was instrumental in forming the World Health Professions Alliance, which was created in 1999 to address global health issues and to help deliver cost-effective, quality healthcare worldwide.


    2008-2009
    Dr. Wendy Chaboyer
    Frances Bloomberg International Distinguished Visiting Professor

    In the fall of 2008, Dr. Wendy Chaboyer, a professor in nursing at Griffith University in Australia, was named the Frances Bloomberg International Distinguished Visiting Professor. Chaboyer liaised with Bloomberg Limited‐Term Professor Dr. Diane Doran in linking with a number of clinical affiliate agencies while at the Bloomberg Nursing Faculty. These initiatives focused on the area of patient safety on projects directed towards improving nursing handover and assessing competence in the operating room.


    2007-2008
    Dr. Alex Molassiotis
    Frances Bloomberg International Distinguished Visiting Professor

    From the University of Manchester in the United Kingdom, Dr. Alex Molassiotis was named the inaugural Frances Bloomberg International Distinguished Visiting Professor for the academic year of 2007‐2008. Molassiotis is a professor of cancer and supportive care at the School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work, University of Manchester. A leading figure in cancer nursing research and end-of-life care in the U.K. and Europe, his focus was on the development of  capacity building initiatives in collaboration with Bloomberg Nursing clinical partner, Dr. Doris Howell, RBC Financial Group Chair in Oncology Nursing Research and Education, for the development of research in cancer and palliative care nursing.

     

  • Tom Kierans International Postdoctoral Fellow

    Hans-Peter de RuiterDr. Hans-Peter de Ruiter
    Minnesota State University
    Tom Kierans International Postdoctoral Fellow at Bloomberg Nursing

    Dr. Hans-Peter de Ruiter was born in the Netherlands but spent most of his youth living in Bangkok and Tokyo. He graduated from the Eindhovens Protestants Lyceum in 1983, after which he pursued a nursing degree at the Free University School of Nursing in Amsterdam. He subsequently pursued a degree in mental health nursing at St Willibrordus Psychiatric Centre in Heiloo. It was in this Erving Goffman-like institution that he gained an interest in interpersonal relationships.

    In 1989 de Ruiter moved to California and took a position at the Stanford University Hospital where he worked both in the areas of mental health and oncology. In the early ‘90s, he spent a year in Thailand working as a mental health program coordinator at Phanat Nikhom refugee camp. Following his return to the US, de Ruiter worked at the Mayo Clinic for more than 15 years as a staff nurse then nurse manager. During this time he completed his Masters in Nursing at Winona State University. His work and studies also piqued his interest in the interface between nursing practice and technology, leading to a PhD in nursing at the University of Minnesota.

    De Ruiter’s study focused on the clinical decision-making process regarding the use of ceiling lift technology with an “Institutional Ethnographic” approach. After completing his dissertation, de Ruiter accepted a faculty position at Minnesota State University where he teaches mental health nursing, research, and the social space of nursing. In his current research, he is focusing on what the impact of the Electronic Health Record has on everyday practice, and what ethical and moral issues have arisen from its implementation.

    As the Tom Kierans International Postdoctoral Fellow at Bloomberg Nursing, de Ruiter will be supervised by associate professor Dr. Jan Angus. During his fellowship, he plans to not only strengthen his skills in qualitative research but to focus on developing his publications.


    Dr. Teresa Moreno‐Casbas
    Ministry of Health – Spain
    Tom Kierans International Postdoctoral Fellow at Bloomberg Nursing

    Dr. Teresa Moreno‐Casbas joined the Faculty throughout 2009 – 2010 from the Ministry of Health in Spain.  Dr. Moreno-Casbas played a leading role in the development of training programs for nurse investigators and in the funding of nursing research in Spain. Her postdoctoral fellowship at the Bloomberg Faculty with Professors Sean Clarke and Denise Gastaldo focused on nurses’ research utilization and knowledge translation efforts, including system and organizational factors that promote and hinder the advancement of nursing scholarship. She worked closely with the RNAO in translating the Best Practice Guidelines for use in the Spanish health care environment.


    Dr. Maria Schubert
    University of Basel
    Tom Kierans International Postdoctoral Fellow at Bloomberg Nursing

    Dr. Maria Schubert was selected as the Tom Kierans International Postdoctoral Fellow for 2008‐2009 working with Professor Sean Clarke.  Schubert is a nursing outcomes researcher with an extensive practice background and experience as a critical care clinical nurse specialist. During her postdoctoral training at the Bloomberg Faculty she, continued her work on quality of care issues; including examining the clinical judgment exercised by nurses in direct care roles in hospital work environments, and patient outcomes including delirium in critical care.


    Dr. Marit Leegaard
    University of Oslo
    Tom Kierans International Postdoctoral Fellow at Bloomberg Nursing

    Dr. Marit Leegaard was named to the position of Tom Kierans International Postdoctoral Fellow and worked with Professor Judy Watt‐ Watson during 2007 ‐ 2008. Leegaard, an expert clinician in pain and anaesthesia, joined the Faculty upon completion of her doctorate at the University of Oslo. Her work at Bloomberg Nursing was in the area of pain, focusing on cardiac pain and she built collaborative research links with nurses in cardiac teams in Toronto and internationally.

     

     

 


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