Dr. Kristin Cleverley has been named the recipient of the 2016 Dorothy M Pringle Award for Excellence in Research by Sigma Theta Tau International, Lambda Pi-At-Large Chapter. This award acknowledges the importance of nursing research to the development of nursing science and ultimately to nursing practice. Dr. Cleverley has been named this year’s recipient in recognition of her exceptional achievement as a nurse researcher, particularly in mental health nursing practice, with the design and publication of the first client care needs assessment tool to support staff-mix decision making in mental health and addictions settings.
Dr. Cleverley is an Assistant Professor and the CAMH Chair in Mental Health Nursing Research at the Lawrence Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing & Department of Psychiatry at the University of Toronto. She is also an Associate Member of the School of Graduate Studies at the University of Toronto, a Clinician-Scientist in the Margaret and Wallace McCain Centre for Child, Youth & Family Mental Health and Professional Practice at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH), and Associate Editor for the Journal of the Canadian Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.
Dr. Cleverley’s current research is seeking to improve our understanding of the impact of transitioning from Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services to Adult Mental Health Services (AMHS) on the psychiatric and psychosocial functioning of transitional-aged youth with mental illness and their caregivers. She Co-Principal Investigator on YouthCan IMPACT and Co-Investigator on the Ontario Child Health Study.