Lisa Cranley RN, PhD

Associate Professor

Currently Accepting Students

Dr. Cranley’s research examines ways to improve the quality of healthcare delivery and the quality of life for older adults in long-term care.

Dr. Lisa Cranley is Associate Professor, Lawrence Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing. She holds a cross-appointment (status only) with the Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work, Institute for Life Course & Aging, University of Toronto, and is Assistant Adjunct Professor at the Faculty of Nursing, University of Alberta. Her research examines ways to build capacity of the long-term care workforce and ways to engage residents and family in care planning using qualitative and mixed methods studies. Her research is funded by CIHR and SSHRC.

  • 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

Dr. Cranley’s PubMed link is available here.

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.

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.