Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing

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Lisa Cranley

Associate Professor

Dr. Cranley’s research aims to improve the quality of health care delivery to older adults in long-term care. Her research is focused in knowledge translation, particularly in the area of developing strategies to facilitate and support healthcare providers’ decision-making and use of best practice knowledge and other forms of evidence in their daily care. Dr. Cranley uses qualitative and mixed methods approaches in her research.

Dr. Cranley is an Assistant Adjunct Professor with the Faculty of Nursing, University of Alberta and holds a cross-appointment (status only) with the Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work,   Institute for Life Course & Aging, University of Toronto.


  • Academic Credentials
    2012 – Post-Doctoral Fellow, Knowledge Utilization Studies Program, University of Alberta
    2009 – PhD in Nursing, University of Toronto
    2003 – MN, University of Toronto
    1997 – BScN, University of Ottawa
    1994 – Diploma in Nursing, Conestoga College
  • Publications
    Dr. Cranley's PubMed link is available here.

PhD Students / Trainees

Completed PhD

Diana Abudu-Birresborn

PhD student (Co-supervisor Dr. Martine Puts)

Diana’s research interests are in exploring the readiness of staff nurses to provide age-appropriate care for older adults in Ghanaian hospitals.



Current PhD Students

Stephen Adombire

PhD student

Stephen’s research interests include exploring the state of evidence-based nursing (EBN) competencies, facilitators to and barriers of EBN, and EBN education in Ghana.




Danielle Just

PhD student

Danielle’s research interest is in exploring the role of the personal support worker in providing palliative care in the long-term care setting to improve the quality of life for older adults.


Bonnie Lum

Profile of Bonnie LumPhD student

Bonnie's research interests include exploring the impact of integrated models of care on patient-related outcomes in older adults.



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