Patient safety, quality improvement, knowledge translation, research capacity building, organizational learning from near misses, evaluating interventions aimed at enhancing professionalism in nursing practice
My program area of research is on patient safety and health services research that includes principal investigator the effect and experiences associated with organizational and clinical micro-system approaches to patient safety, with a current focus on safe transitions across the health care sectors. I currently hold research funding from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research and Ministry of Health and Long Term Care. In addition, I am a Co- Investigator on several other studies. Previous work includes serving as a Co-Lead of a study on team-disclosure; Co-Principal Investigator of a province-wide study exploring near miss occurrences in the health care system, Co-Investigator study on safety and leadership in critical care, and doctoral work on organizational learning from near miss occurrences in health care.
Collectively, knowledge generated from these research studies will provide foundational knowledge around the design and delivery of safer health care in Canada.