Research Community

The Lawrence Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing’s innovative researchers tackle wide-ranging questions about health and wellness, policy and practice. Our research output is significant. We are a leader in h-index citations contributing to our top-tier national and global rankings as we conduct research that makes a difference in the lives of populations across the lifespan.

Bloomberg Nursing Research Faculty

Profile of Charlene Chu

Charlene Chu, RN, PhD, GNC(C)

Assistant Professor

Kristin Cleverley, RN, PhD, CPMHN(C)

Associate Professor
CAMH Chair in Mental Health Nursing Research

Tracey Colella

Associate Professor – Status only (Primary)

Lisa Cranley, RN, PhD

Associate Professor

Craig Dale, RN, PhD, CNCC(C)

Associate Professor

Cindy-Lee Dennis, PhD, FCAHS


Denise Gastaldo, PhD

Associate Professor

Quinn Grundy, RN, PhD

Assistant Professor

Edith Hillan, RN, PhD


Profile of Lindsay Jibb

Lindsay Jibb, RN, PhD, CPHON

Assistant Professor
Signy Hildur Eaton Chair in Paediatric Nursing Research

Profile of Linda Johnston

Linda Johnston, PhD, FEANS, FAAN

Dean and Professor

Samantha Mayo, RN, PhD

Associate Professor
RBC Financial Chair in Oncology Nursing Research

Postdoctoral Fellows

Apply to be a Bloomberg Nursing postdoctoral fellow

Applicants who wish to pursue postdoctoral training should contact a faculty members accepting trainees to discuss their interests and work with them to develop an appropriate faculty supervisor/postdoctoral fellow arrangement. Find a faculty member in our searchable directory by research interest.

Once the supervisor/postdoctoral fellow arrangement has been established, the applicant should compile the following items and submit them to Kelly Metcalfe, RN, PhD, FCAHS, FAAN, Associate Dean Research and External Relations, by email (

  1. Statement of interest, identifying the supervisor, describing planned research projects and training goals, and naming two referees (five-page limit, single spaced)
  2. Recent curriculum vitae (no page limit)
  3. Letter from potential Bloomberg Nursing postdoctoral supervisor describing training plans, funding source and amount (two-page limit, single spaced)

Postdoctoral fellows are funded from a variety of sources, secured either by the fellows themselves or their faculty supervisors. Fellows can secure funding from external granting agencies, and fellowship programs, or may be offered funding from their faculty supervisors’ grant or research resources.

Compensation, regardless of funding source, must meet the $35,000 minimum annual stipend as outlined by the University of Toronto. Postdoctoral fellows at Bloomberg Nursing are subject to the policies and procedures for postdoctoral fellows of the University of Toronto.

Postdoctoral fellows at the University of Toronto are represented by the Canadian Union of Public Employees (Local 3902, Unit 5).

Current Fellows

Dr. Andrea Johnson completed her PhD in Social Work in 2022 at the University of British Columbia. She joined Bloomberg Nursing in 2022 as a postdoctoral fellow under the supervision of Dr. Kim Widger. Dr. Johnson’s research interest is in the quality of life of adolescents who are living with advanced cancer. She recently received a clinician researcher salary award from the ENRICH (Empowering Next Generation Researchers in Perinatal and Child Health) training platform, to lead a project titled “Development of a quality of life instrument for use with adolescents and young adults with advanced cancer” (2022-2024). Dr. Johnson’s research will inform palliative care practice and research with adolescents living with incurable cancer, and ultimately support high quality palliative care for this unique group of patients.