Laura Fairley RN MN CHPCN(C)

Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream

Laura Fairley is a registered nurse with a clinical background in street outreach nursing and residential hospice palliative care.  Her nursing work has focused specifically on the provision of care to marginalized populations, particularly the homeless and under-housed.

Fairley has developed clinical expertise in the areas of harm reduction, community outreach, psychosocial rehabilitation, end-of-life care, and bereavement support.  Her research and community advocacy interests are related to improving access to palliative care for terminally-ill, homeless men and women, particularly those who live outdoors.

  • 2014 – MN, University of Toronto

  • 2004 – BScN, University of Toronto

  • 2002 – BA (Hnrs), Women’s Studies and Political Science, McMaster University