Associate Dean, School of Baccalaureate Nursing


  • Doctorate in Nursing, in progress, University of Ottawa. PhD research topic – Students’ use of guidelines for symptom management: context and influencing factors, Supervisors Dr. Wendy Gifford & Dr. Ian Graham
  • Masters of Science in Nursing, 1998, University of Ottawa
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing, 1991, Queen's University

Career Overview

Valerie started her nursing career in the Canadian Forces. After leaving the military, she pursued specialty and graduated education in oncology and palliative care, and practiced in staff nurse, management and advanced practice nursing roles. She was a research fellow at the Loeb Research Institute, focusing on patient and family decision support research. She was a Professor and Chair of Nursing studies at Algonquin College. Her scholarship interests centre on how to best prepare nursing students for evidence-based practice and increasing gerontologic competencies in undergraduate nursing students.


Fiset, V.J., Davies, B.L., Graham, I.D., Gifford, W. & Woodend, K. (2019). Developing guideline-based quality indicators: Assessing gaps in pain management practice. International Journal of Evidence-Based Healthcare. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1097/XEB.0000000000000160

Fiset, V.J., Graham, I.D., Davies, B.L. (2017). Evidence-based practice in clinical nursing education: A scoping review. Journal of Nursing Education, 56(9), 534-541.

Fiset, V., Luciani, T. & Hurtubise, A. (2017). Clinical nursing leadership education in Long-term Care : Intervention design and evaluation. Journal of Gerontological Nursing, 42(4), 49-56.

Brajtman, S., Fothergill-Bourbonnais, F., Fiset, V., Alain, D. (2009) Survey of educators’ end-of-life care learning needs in a Canadian baccalaureate nursing program. International Journal of Palliative Nursing, 15(5), 233-241.

King, J., Beanlands, S., Fiset, V., Chartrand, L., Clarke, S., Findlay, T., Morley, M.,& Summers, I. (2016). Using interprofessional simulation to improve collaborative competencies for nursing, physiotherapy, and respiratory therapy students. Journal of Interprofessional Care, 30(5), 599-605.

King, J., Beanlands, S. Chartrand, L., Clarke, S., Findlay, T., Fiset, V., Morley, M., Summers, I. (2015). Interprofessional education can be used as a means to teach both interprofessional competencies and respiratory care skills to physiotherapy students. Physiotherapy, 101(Supp 1), e758-e759.


Fiset, V. Nursing students’ use of guidelines for symptom management: Context and influencing factors. CASN Biennial Canadian Nursing Education Conference. May 26-28, 2014, Halifax, NS.

Burke, D. Fiset,V., Rietze, L., & McDonald, S. Anticipating and Shaping Curricular Guidelines Based on CASN End-of-Life Competencies. CASN Biennial Canadian Nursing Education Conference. May 26-28, 2014. Halifax, NS.

Fiset, V. Creating an exceptional clinical education experience: Creating a model academic-clinical teaching partnership. Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing – Tau Gamma Chapter “Show us your research” Conference.  April 26, 2013, Ottawa, ON.

Fiset, V. Supporting patients and families making difficult decisions at the end of life. Better Breathing, February 1, 2013, Toronto, ON.

Fiset, V., Nichol, K., & Stacey, D. Using evidence to advocate for cancer symptom management: A workshop for oncology nurses. Canadian Association of Oncology Nurses Conference. October 11, 2012, Ottawa, ON.

King, J., Nonoyama, M., Anderson, C. & Fiset, V. Introduction to quantitative and qualitative systematic review methodologies.  Better Breathing, Jan. 27-29, 2011, Toronto, ON.

Fiset, V. Supporting Students Making Difficult Decisions: a Practical Tool. Algonquin College Kaleidoscope conference, May 11-13, 2009, Ottawa, ON.

Fiset, V.  Build a case method for teaching about end-of-life care. Interprofessional Faculty Development Workshop in Palliative/End-of-Life Care Education.  June 3, 2009, Ottawa, ON.

Kingston Faculty


  • 2008 Master of Nursing (Advance Practice Stream), University of Victoria
  • 2000 Primary Health Care Nurse Practitioner Certificate, Queen’s University
  • 1993 Critical Care Nursing Certificate, St Lawrence College
  • 1991 Bachelor of Nursing Science, Queen’s University

Career Overview

Tricia comes to the College in August 2015 with a strong acute care background, including in pediatrics (oncology and critical care), emergency nursing and adult surgical nursing. Most recently she has been the clinical educator for both pediatrics and orthopaedics in a busy tertiary care hospital. In this role she strived to support the learning of all nurses on the units from the new graduate to the veteran nurse in an environment that is getting increasingly busier with more complex and acutely ill patients. An area of focus over the last seven years in the clinical setting has been medication safety and the implications to the nursing workload. Tricia is a firm believer in the importance of understanding the basics and then building on core knowledge to excel as a practicing nurse.


  • Masters of Nursing Degree, Athabasca University, 2007-2008
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing, University of Toronto, 1986-1990

Professional Associations

  • Registered with the Ontario College of Nurses
  • Registered Nurses Association of Ontario member
  • Mental Health Nurse Interest Group
  • Provincial Nurse Educator Interest Group
  • Crisis Prevention Institute: Certified Non Violent Crisis Intervention trainer
  • Canadian Federation of Mental Health Nurses member

Career Overview

Full time professor in the St Lawrence College/Laurentian University Baccalaureate Nursing Collaborative Program at the Kingston Campus. Currently teaches first year reflection and communication courses, clinical consolidation and mental health courses. Courses include lab, clinical placement and simulation components as well as in class and online course delivery. Donna is student focused and embraces hybrid learning environments with online, web based and virtual technology learning tools.

Donna’s career began in psychiatry in 1990, and then journeyed through many years of public and community health with a focus on high risk women, children and youth. More recently she was the clinical educator in the acute Mental Health Program at KGH. Her educator experiences began first as a preceptor and then as part time professor and faculty advisor in community health. The focus of her Master's education was on teaching and learning as preparation for a role in professional education.

Donna is involved in global health nursing and annually takes a group of nursing students to Tanzania on a cross cultural nursing elective course. Students and faculty work co-operatively to provide community health care to residents of Moshi and surrounding villages.

From 2001- 2015, Donna was actively involved in Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD), community capacity building, prevention, education and support. She was a founding member of the FASD Action Network Kingston and did presentations, advocating and consulting around FASD.

Donna has presented at numerous conferences, educational days, worksite and community forums. Topics range from reproductive health to Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder to Mental Health. For example:

  • CIHR funded Cafe Scientifique Nov 2011, Understanding, prenatal alcohol exposure & its impact on individual, family & society.
  • CAMH Summer Institute May 2011 Faculty, FASD
  • LEAD training on Mental Health frontline crisis work. 2010, 2011, 2012 with Kingston Police Services.


Clarke-McMullen, D.M. (2010). Evaluation of a Successful Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Coalition in Ontario, Canada. Public Health Nursing, 27 (3), 240–247.

Current Scholarly Activities

Evaluation of pedagogical approaches to maternal child health education. This involves evaluation of simulation lab activities and virtual family experiences compared to traditional home visit approaches to learning about families and family centred nursing care.

Lower Moshi School Nutrition Project. This goal of this global health project in Tanzania is to explore the impact that school gardens, and nutrition education have on eating and gardening habits in the family home. An applied research grant and REB approval was obtained in 2015 & 2016. Dissemination of this project is currently underway.

Donna contributed to the Faculty Advisor tricampus manual and support for preceptors involved in clinical education.


  • BNSc, Queen’s University, 1987
  • Master of Health Studies (Teaching Focus), Athabasca University, 2013

Career Overview

As a current full-time faculty member Professor Dowling brings 25 years of experience in public health nursing to her teaching career. She has worked in a variety of areas including Community Health Nursing with expertise in health promotion and health education. Since joining the College in 2009, she has taught in first, second- and third-year courses of the St. Lawrence College/Laurentian University Collaborative Baccalaureate Degree program. Since 2014, she has been the year 1 and 2 coordinator for the BScN program-Kingston campus.

Scholarship Interests

Professor Dowling’s scholarship interests include student transition from self to professional practitioner; student engagement strategies, and, innovative student placement opportunities. Her area of focus within Boyers’ Pillars of Scholarship is the Teaching and Learning pillar.


Dowling, D. & Stalkie, L. (June, 2017). The Amazing Assessment: Community Health Nursing. Presentation at the Community Health Nurses’ of Canada Conference, Niagara Falls, ON.

Dowling, D. & Stalkie, L. (May, 2017). The Amazing Assessment: Community Health Nursing. Presentation at the SLC Nursing Symposium, Brockville, ON.

Dowling, D., & Stalkie, L. (May, 2016).  Examination of the Literature: What is known about the learning needs of nursing students and/or nurses entering clinical forensic and/or prison environments? Presentation at the SLC Nursing Symposium, Brockville, ON

Dowling, D. & Stalkie, L. (June 4, 2014). The healthy partnership initiatives: An intersectoral approach to the cultivation of the community health nursing standards in BScN students. Talking poster session presented at the Community Health Nurses of Canada 9th National Community Health Nurses Conference, Ottawa, ON.


1990       MB BCh, Mansoura University, Egypt.
1995       MSc in Internal Medicine, Mansoura University, Egypt.
1998       MD Thesis in Internal Medicine, Cairo University, Egypt.

Career Overview


1991-92                Medical Internship (House Officer) Mansoura Univ. Hospitals, Egypt.
1992-95                Residency in Internal Medicine and Emergency Medicine, Mansoura University, Egypt.
1995-96                Residency in Critical Care Centre, Cairo University Hospital, Egypt.
2000-02                Clinical Research Fellowship, Southampton University Hospital, UK.
2002-05                Post doctoral fellowship, Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology, Queen’s
                            University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada.
2004-07                Passed the Medical Council of Canada EE, QE1, and CEHPEA Licence Exams.

Teaching Philosophy and Profile

Dr. Elbatarny is an established educator. He dedicated his expertise to the BScN as well as Science students at both St. Lawrence College and Queen’s University. He uses his medical background and over 10 years of medical practice to provide clinical examples that support nursing students learning. He believes in the learning-centered teaching approach where students rather than the faculty are the focus of the teaching/learning process. He strongly supports the shift in the role of the instructor from an information provider to a learning facilitator. To serve this purpose, Dr. Elbatarny uses a variety of traditional and non-traditional pedagogical tools during his lectures and labs to engage his students and keep them motivated and eager to learn. He pays great attention to the preparation and utilization of PowerPoint to provide an interactive lecture that is highly appreciated by his students. Dr. Elbatarny has been teaching Anatomy and Physiology and Clinical Chemistry to BScN students since 2005. He is also an adjunct faculty member at the department of Biomedical and Molecular sciences at Queen’s University, teaching Pharmacology as well as Physiology to BScN and Science students. Dr. Elbatarny was the recipient of Queen’s Reddick Award for Excellence in Nursing Education in 2013.

Scholarship Profile

1. Scholarship of teaching and learning

Dr. Elbatarny is the founder of the Anatomy Museum/Lab at St. Lawrence College; a one of a kind facility in the entire LU-BScN program collaborating Institutions. This masterwork contains preserved real human parts, complete sets of human bones, models for human organs, as well as sets of histology slides representing various human tissues.

Dr. Elbatarny has recently adopted a unique pedagogical tool in teaching the histology labs by using a microscope fortified with a built in camera to facilitate understanding of variable histology slides while watching a real time image. The tool proved success and efficacy through an analytical research study presented in national and international conferences.

Dr. Elbatarny is currently working on generating a student histology atlas and will be investigating its role in enhancing students’ learning and performance in the histology lab.

2.  Scholarship of discovery

Dr. Elabtarny’s research area of interest is cardiovascular biology. Dr Elbatarny has focused on studying the effect of obesity, as a risk factor, on cardiovascular morbidity and examining the influence of obesity related hormones on platelet functions and published his work in a number of peer-reviewed journals. Currently, he is collaborating on a number of projects involving platelet aggregation and bleeding disorders.

3. Scholarship of service

Dr. Elbatarny is an initiator and a group leader for development of project for updating the Clinical Chemistry Manual for the Nursing students. The authors are Science professors in the collaborating Institutes of the Laurentian University BScN program. This project will be completed in 2015.

Dr. Elbatarny is a reviewer for a number of text books for F.A. Davis and Elsevier publishers.


Kaur, H., Corscadden, K., Lott, C., Elbatarny, H.S., Othman, M. (2014). Bromelain has paradoxical effects on blood coagulability:  A study using Thromboelastography. Mansucript under review for Blood Coagulation and Fibrinolysis Journal.

Maceachern, K., Kaur, H., Toukh, M., Mumal, I., Hamilton, A., Scovil, S., James, P., Elbatarny, H.S., Othman, M. (2014). Comprehensive Evaluation of Hemostasis in Normal Women: Impact on the Diagnosis of Mild Bleeding Disorders. Clin Appl Thromb Hemost, Apr 8. [Epub ahead of print, PMID: 24715368].

Elbatarny, H.S., Maurice, D.H. (2011). Orexin but not Obestatin or Neuropeptide Y Inhibits ADP Induced Platelet Aggregation: Impact on Obesity Related Cardiovascular Disease. Journal of Thrombosis and Haemostasis, 9(Suppl. 2), 775.

Wilson, L.S., Elbatarny, H.S., Crawley, S.W., Bennett, B.M., Maurice, D.H. (2008). Compartmentation and compartment-specific regulation of PDE5 by protein kinase G allows selective cGMP-mediated regulation of platelet functions. PNAS, 105(36), 13650–5.

Elbatarny, H.S., Netherton, S.J., Ovens, J.D., Ferguson, A.V., Maurice, D.H. (2007). Adiponectin, Ghrelin and Leptin Differentially Influence Human Platelet and Human Vascular Endothelial Cell Functions: Implication in Obesity-Associated Cardiovascular Diseases. Eur. J. Pharmacol., 558, 7-13.

Othman, M., labelle, A., Mazzetti, I., Elbatarny, H.S., Lillicrap, D. (2007). Adenovirus-induced thrombocytopenia: The role of von Willebrand factor and P-selectin in mediating accelerated platelet clearance. Blood, 109: 2832-39.

Othman, M., Elbatarny, H.S., Byrne C.D., O’Shaughnessy, D.F. (2007). Von Willebrand Factor Short Sequence Repeat Locus 2 (Intron 40) Consists of Three Polymorphic Subloci. Acta Haematologica, 117(3), 177- 80.

Elbatarny, H.S., Johnston, E., Adams, M.A. (2006). Evidence for Marked Heterogeneity in Matrix Metalloprotease Activity in the Erectile Tissues: Corpus Cavernosum, Bulbus Spongiosum, Pudendal Artery. Journal of Sexual Medicine, 3 (Supplement s5), 343–455.

Elbatarny, H.S., Johnston, E., Adams, M.A. (2006). Marked Tissue-Specific Differences in Urokinase Plasminogen Activity in Corpus Cavernosum, Bulbus Spongiosum, and the Pudendal Artery. Journal of Sexual Medicine, 3 (Supplement s5), 343–455.

Elbatarny, H.S., Maurice, D.H. (2005). Leptin-Mediated Activation of Human Platelets: Involvement of a Leptin Receptor and Phosphodiesterase 3A Containing Cellular Signalling Complex. Am. J. Physiol. Endocrinol. Metab., 289,E695-702.

Conference Presentations

Vanessa Giguere, Elizabeth Johnston, Mazen Toukh and Hisham S. Elbatarny. Pedagogical Tools to Enhance Learning in Microscopic Anatomy Laboratory. The Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (STLHE) Conference. June 17 – 21, 2014, Kingston, ON, Canada - workshop.

Vanessa Giguere, Elizabeth Johnston, Mazen Toukh and Hisham S. Elbatarny. Pedagogical Tools to Enhance Learning in Microscopic Anatomy Laboratory. The 28th annual conference of Human Anatomy and Physiology Society (HAPS), May 24-29, 2014, Jacksonville, Fl, USA - workshop and poster presentation.

Mazen Toukh, Kathryn Corscadden, Carlene Lott, Hisham S. Elbatarny, Maha Othman. The anticoagulant effect of Bromelain: An in vitro study using Thromboelastography. Abstract presented at: 25th Congress of the International Society on Thrombosis and Haemostasis (ISTH), June, 2012, Liverpool, UK - e-oral poster.


Kathleen began her nursing career at Glasgow Royal Infirmary School of Nursing, Scotland and completed the Diploma RN program here at St. Lawrence College prior to entering RN practice here in Ontario. Her undergraduate degree (BA in psychology, including completion of a health studies concentration), and a Master of Public Administration (Health Specialization) graduate degree from the School of Policy Studies, were  both obtained and awarded by  Queen’s University, Kingston. Further professional education has included study in Evidenced Informed Health Care Practice at the Canadian Centre for Evidence Based Nursing at McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario.

Career Overview

Teaching in years 1, 3 and 4 of the St. Lawrence College Baccalaureate Nursing program, Kathleen brings a depth and breadth of clinical nursing practice, quite literally ‘from the cradle to the grave’, and has extensive teaching experience in preparatory, certificate, diploma, baccalaureate and continuing education level nursing and human service provider programs. Her teaching career has included considerable curriculum, program and educational outcome standard development experience having worked collaboratively with community partner agencies, provincially with the Ontario Ministry of Training, College and University, and nationally with the Association of Canadian Community College initiatives, and also inter-governmental funded international education programming. Kathleen has also served in the role of text editor and professional reviewer roles for a number of publications, and is co-founder of the Canadian Continuing Care Educators, an ACCC Affinity Group. In June 2010, Kathleen and Ms. Saulnier, Co-investigator and Regional Stroke Education Coordinator with the Regional Stroke Strategy for South Eastern Ontario, presented their research and development project as invited poster presenters at the 1st Canadian Stroke Conference in Quebec City. The June 2012 Ontario Stroke Network Research Program Impact: 3rd Annual Report cite collaborative research and development work, conducted in partnership with Sue Saulnier, as 1 of 4 exemplars of “High Impact Case Studies” (p. 35,36) in research and program development of sustainable inter-professional continuing education targeting frontline caregivers.

Scholarship Interests

Particular areas of interest and inquiry include: social and health care policy, particularly related to issues in long-term care, end-of life care and home care sectors; provider skill mix models, health care provider competencies, education program standards, evaluation and outcomes.


  • 2017 Master of Nursing - Focus: Leadership in Health Care Policy and Education
    Ryerson University, Toronto, ON
  • 2008 Bachelor of Nursing Science                                                                                                                                     
    Queen’s University, Kingston, ON


  • 2017 - Learning and Teaching in Higher Education Certificate
    Ryerson University, Toronto, ON
  • 2008 - RN Perioperative Nursing Certificate
    George Brown College, Toronto, ON

Career Overview

Karin joined the faculty of Baccalaureate Nursing in 2019 after working at the Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) in Toronto since 2008, where she specialized in pediatric perioperative care, working in the Operating Room and the Post Anaesthetic Care Unit. In addition to this, she has worked as an educator at SickKids’ Centre for Global Child Health since 2013. In her role as Interprofessional Education Specialist at SickKids, Karin worked to develop and deliver curriculum with international partners in Ghana, Ethiopia and Tanzania. Karin continues to work clinically on a casual basis to keep current with her nursing practice.

To view Karin’s teaching portfolio, presentations and publications click on the link below:


1990                       MD (MB BCh), Mansoura University, Egypt

1993                       Residency in Clinical Pathology, Mansoura University, Egypt

1995                       MSc in Clinical Pathology, Mansoura University, Egypt

2003                       PhD in Pathology, Southampton University, Southampton, UK

2005                       Post doctoral fellowship training, Queen’s University, CA

Career Overview

Dr. Othman is a Physician, Research Scientist, Educator and Mentor. She has strong passion for teaching and learning and is committed to students’ success at both the undergraduate and postgraduate levels. In addition to ~ 15 years of teaching at a university level, she has supervised and mentored many students and trainees (MSc, PhD, Post doc fellows, BScN students at SLC, fourth year life sciences at Queen’s U as well as summer students). She has been teaching science courses:  Pathophysiology, Microbiology, Anatomy and Physiology and Clinical Chemistry for the Bachelor of Sciences in Nursing students at St Lawrence College since 2005. She is an established investigator with over 75 publications in peer-reviewed journals and her research is recognized internationally. She is an adjunct associate professor at the department of Biomedical and Molecular Sciences at Queen’s University and has several collaborative research projects within Queen’s as well as internationally. She is an Associate Editor of Thrombosis and Haemostasis Journal and a reviewer on a number of journals within her discipline. She is currently the chairman of the International Scientific Standardization Committee (SSC) on women’s Health Issues in thrombosis and Haemostasis.

Teaching Profile

Teaching philosophy and strategies:

My teaching philosophy is centered around the following 5 main points: A) simplifying difficult scientific concepts and continuously relating and linking these concepts to the immediate and remote applications to Human health and disease. B) adapting to the evolving needs of learners. C) building strong academic relationship with my students, continuously mentoring them to achieve excellence and pursue better career opportunities D) using my knowledge, experience, passion and enthusiasm fully inside the classroom to provide students with the best positive learning experience. E) fulfilling the vision and mission of my academic institution in producing high quality graduates that suit the dynamic professional landscape.

I believe science teaching explains the dynamics and the magnificent power of the human body and leads to advancement of knowledge about pathologies and subsequently management of different diseases. In teaching nursing students, I start by connecting the material I am trying to teach to what the students know already then putting things in a broader context, which I believe is a key to exploring its importance. I link basic science to clinical practice and always try to provide the best stimulating and engaging learning environment for students via providing examples and encouraging discussions.

I consider the transmission of knowledge is fundamental in the evolution of a society. Explaining the beauty of things is part of my job that I thoroughly enjoy. I use my comprehensive medical and scientific knowledge from over 20 years of experience. I make sure I am continuously well prepared for teaching sessions. I believe my passion and enthusiasm are critically important to my teaching; not only to stimulate interest and engagement inside classroom, but often play a role in shaping up students’ future choices and career plans. I continue to set up an example as a good educator to help build up strong students and future educators. I share my own professional experiences in the classroom and link it to theoretical and practical knowledge that I teach. I often found this helpful for students to relate to the work force and facilitate their future career plans. I always make sure I am approachable by my students, as I believe this is important to follow up on the teaching/ learning process.

My international experience has given me a unique opportunity to choose from different styles of teaching that suit the learning needs of my students, a capability of understanding diverse students’ cultures and allowed me to use my knowledge of different diseases that are uncommon in the Canadian environment to enrich students’ experiences. I pay attention to the social aspect of teaching; I provide an environment of comfort and respect to all students with their wide range of diversity, that helps instilling confidence in them and strengthening their abilities to progress and achieve high standards.

I effectively communicate with students inside and outside the classroom and strive to understand their evolving needs. I utilize different/ new teaching methods that suit the subject taught and constantly develop new methods that motivate students.

Over the years, I managed to build a reputation of excellent teaching and care for my students’ success that is well recognized by my students and colleagues. I continue through my students’ evaluations to promote this reputation for the benefit of students.

I give special attention to understanding policies and procedures of the education institution I am part of. I continue to work with the system and make continuous efforts to develop courses, curricula and teaching styles as these are keys to improving the learning environment.

Scholarship Profile

Scholarship interest and diverse expertise fall into all pillars of scholarships:

           Scholarship of discovery (research)

Dr. Othman has been studying the rare bleeding disorder known as PT-VWD with a defect in platelet GP1BA gene since 2000. She has established an online international database disease registry and led an international project that examined the occurrence of this disorder and established its molecular diagnosis. With over 15 collaborators worldwide, she is a regular speaker at the International Society of Thrombosis and Haemostasis (ISTH) conference and an active member of its Platelet Physiology-SSC.  Dr. Othman was the first to describe a deletion mutation in the platelet GP1BA gene in this disorder and first to describe CAR receptor on blood platelets. She also studies the role of platelet GPIb alpha protein in haemostasis and beyond, and is currently characterizing further the mouse model for the platelet GPIb alpha protein defects. She has developed an interest in coagulopathy and prostate cancer and has investigated the use of the global haemostatic assay thromboelastography (TEG) to assess thrombosis risk stratification in patients under different therapies particularly those under androgen deprivation therapy and completed a longitudinal study in this regard. She also promotes the use of TEG in the obstetric fields and has used the technology in both clinical and animal studies in pregnancy complications such as pre-eclampia and recurrent pregnancy loss and in the context of oral contraceptive use.  Her efforts nationally and international has led to her appointment as the chairman of the International Scientific Standardization Committee (SSC) on women’s Health Issues in thrombosis and Haemostasis. Dr. Othman received funding over the years from the Canadian Hemophilia Society and Prostate Cancer Canada, Queen’s University and St Lawrence College

         Scholarship of teaching and learning

Dr. Othman aims to integrate research in the undergraduate years of the BScN program. She developed an undergraduate research elective course for the third year BScN at SLC which is considered one of a kind in Ontario Colleges. The course is based on coaching students to perform a compete research study starting with formulating a research question, reviewing literature, writing a proposal, designing a methodology, conducting a well-controlled experiment, generating data and analyzing them using sound statistical methods and making conclusions and discussing limitations. Students are required to present their research data in a poster and oral open mini symposia as well as writing research reports and manuscripts following specific author guidelines for a journal within a scope of their research discipline. Outstanding projects are provided with opportunities for further development, publications, and submission to local and national conferences. The course has gained popularity over the past four years and has served research training for over 50 students. In this regard, Dr. Othman is a featured speaker on The annual "5th World Congress on Nursing & Healthcare" November 12-14, 2018.

More recently, and in collaboration with Dr. Nancy Sears, she initiated and completed a systematic study to investigate the relationship between the results of the NCLEX-RN exam and the performance of students in the undergraduate courses.  Phase 1 of the study was  completed by a systematic literature review was published in 2015 in more recently phase II was also completed by a published report in 2017 with the following title:  Canadian NCLEX-RN outcomes: A two-year cross-sectional exploratory study in Ontario.

Dr. Othman continues to develop her teaching materials, style and delivery and adjust it to the evolving dynamic earning needs for her students. She continuously strives to create new learning opportunities for her students. Her new elective course on ‘ Basic and Clinical Immunology” based on SGL, has just came to full fruition and will be offered in winter 2019.

        Scholarship of Integration and Application

As an associate editor in Seminars Thrombosis and Haemostasis journal, she is also responsible for guest editing at least one issue (10-14 chapters)/ 2years. This themed journal generates review articles to update the international haemostasis community about the recent findings in bleeding and clotting disorders. This knowledge dissemination is a key in transforming knowledge and experiences among physicians, specialists, researchers, students and trainees that ultimately help guide evidence based practice and/or direct a change in practice. Her responsibility is to select authors and coauthors, topics, invite participation, review/edit all articles and establish the issue contents, write the preface and plan the cover page and work with all corresponding authors and the publisher on the proof reading of all articles. She is also affiliated with the following international bodies: a member of an international working group for standardization of TEG assays and the GP1BA gene curator for the international ISTH Thrombogenomics Committee. This committee works to establish a platform to serve genetic diagnosis of bleeding and platelet function defects world-wide.  Both committees/ groups aid the development and standardization of assays that serve better clinical diagnosis and management of bleeding disorders. Dr Othman is a reviewer on several national and international research grants. And is a regular reviewer for several international peer-reviewed journals: Platelets J, Thrombosis & Haemostasis J, Thrombosis Research J, Journal of Thrombosis and Haemostasis, BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth, Blood Coagulation and Fibrinolysis and several others. Dr. Othman assumes several other international leadership roles. Examples are: member on the International Scientific Committee for 8th International Symposium on Women's Health Issues in Thrombosis and Haemostasis, March 29-31, 2019, Madrid, Spain and the International Advisory Board for the XXVII Congress of the ISTH and 65th Annual Scientific and Standardization Committee (SSC) Meeting, Melbourne, Australia.

Publications (past 10 years)


  1. Malinowski AK, Othman M; International Society on Thrombosis and Haemostasis' Women's Health Issues in Thrombosis and Haemostasis SSC; Platelet Physiology SSC; Platelet Immunology SSC. Obstetric neuraxial anaesthesia in the setting of immune thrombocytopenia and low platelet counts: call to participate in an international registry. Br J Anaesth. 2021 Apr 27:S0007-0912(21)00212-9 
  2. Othman M, Cormier M, Barnes GD, Comer SP, Connors JM, Denorme F, Khorana AA, Las Casas PH, Morla S, Muia J, Ní Áinle F, Taylor KA, van der Wal DE, Weyand AC, Lavin M; ISTH Registration, Marketing teams. Harnessing Twitter to empower scientific engagement and communication: The ISTH 2020 virtual congress experience. Res Pract Thromb Haemost. 2021 Mar 8;5(2):253-260. 
  3. Othman M, Gresele P. Guidance on the diagnosis and management of PT-VWD: A communication from the platelet physiology subcommittee of the ISTH- REPLY to Comment on the disease' nomenclature. J Thromb Haemost. 2021 Mar;19(3):866-867. 
  4. Servante J, Swallow G, Thornton JG, Myers B, Munireddy S, Malinowski AK, Othman M, Li W, O'Donoghue K, Walker KF. Haemostatic and thrombo-embolic complications in pregnant women with COVID-19: a systematic review and critical analysis. BMC Pregnancy Childbirth. 2021 Feb 5;21(1):108. 
  5. Malhamé I, Othman M, Casais P, D'Souza R, Wald RM, Silversides CK, Sermer M, Shehata N. Communication from the ISTH SSC Subcommittee on Women's Health Issues in Thrombosis and Haemostasis: A Survey on Anticoagulation for Mechanical Heart Valves in Pregnancy. J Thromb Haemost. 2021 Mar;19(3):859-864. 


  1. McClymont E, Fell DB, Albert A, Alton GD, Barrett J, El-Chaar D, Harrold J, Krajden M, Lipsky N, Maan E, Malinowski AK, Othman M, Raeside A, Ray J, Roberts A, Ryan G, Sadarangani M, Sauve L, van Schalkwyk J, Shah P, Snelgrove JW, Sprague A, Ting J, Walker M, Whittle W, Williams C, Yudin MH, Zipursky JS, Abenhaim HA, Boucoiran I, Castillo E, Crane J, Elwood C, Joynt C, Kotaska A, Martel J, Murphy-Kaulbeck LC, Poliquin V, Ryan SR, Saunders S, Scott H, Money D. Canadian surveillance of COVID-19 in pregnancy: Epidemiology and maternal and infant outcomes. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2020 Dec;223(6):969–70. 
  2. Malinowski AK, Noureldin A, Othman M. COVID-19 Susceptibility in Pregnancy: Immune/Inflammatory Considerations, the role of Placental ACE-2 and Research Considerations. Reproductive Biology 2020 Dec;20(4):568-572.  
  3. Kadir RA, Kobayashi T, Iba T, Erez O, Thachil J, Kazi S, Malinowski AK, Othman M.  COVID-19 Coagulopathy in Pregnancy: Critical Review, Preliminary Recommendations and ISTH Registry - Communication from the ISTH SSC for Women's Health. J Thromb Haemost. 2020 Nov;18(11):3086-3098. 
  4. Othman M, Gresele P. Guidance on the diagnosis and management of Platelet- type von Willebrand Disease: a communication from the platelet physiology subcommittee of the ISTH J Thromb Haemost. Aug 2020;18(8):1855-1858. 
  5. Kazi S, Malinowski AK, Othman M. The delights and perils of publishing, knowledge-sharing and critique during a pandemic: Observations from COVID-19 coagulopathies. Thromb Res. 2020;192:37-39. doi:10.1016/j.thromres.2020.05.023
  6. Amgalan A, Othman M. Hemostatic laboratory derangements in COVID-19 with a focus on platelet count [published online ahead of print] 2020 May 26]. Platelets. 2020;1‐6. http://doi.10.1080/09537104.2020.1768523
  7. Zia A, Kouides P , Khodyakov D , Dao E , Lavin M, Abdul-Kadir R , Othman M , Bauman D , Halimeh S, Winikoff R, Revel-Vilk S. Standardizing Care to Manage Bleeding Disorders in Adolescents with Heavy Menses—A Project from the ISTH Pediatric/Neonatal and Women’s Health SSCs. J Thromb Haemost. [published online ahead of print] 2020 June 23. [published online ahead of print]
  8. Amgalan A, Allen T, Othman M, Ahmadzia HK. Systematic Review of Viscoelastic Testing (TEG/ROTEM) in Obstetrics and Recommendations from the Women's SSC of the ISTH 2020 May 1. J Thromb Haemost. 2020;
  9. Paciullo F, Bury L, Noris P, et al. Antithrombotic prophylaxis for surgery-associated venous thromboembolism risk in patients with inherited platelet disorders. The SPATA-DVT Study. Haematologica. 2020;105(7):1948-1956.
  10. Rabinovich A, Abdul-Kadir R, Thachil J, Iba T, Othman M, Erez O. Reply to "Errors in the diagnosis for DIC due to a statistical misunderstanding". J Thromb Haemost. 2020;18(7):1792-1793.  DOI: 10.1111/jth.14831
  11. Amgalan A, Othman M. TEG in pregnancy: Current challenges and future potential applications [[published online ahead of print] 2020 Mar 24. Thromb Res. 2020;S0049-3848(20)30099-2.
  12. Othman M, Gresele P. Guidance on the diagnosis and management of Platelet- type von Willebrand Disease: a communication from the platelet physiology subcommittee of the ISTH [published online ahead of print] 2020 Apr 12. J Thromb Haemost. 2020;10.1111/jth.14827.
  13. Amgalan A, Othman M. Exploring possible mechanisms for COVID-19 induced thrombocytopenia: Unanswered questions [published online 2020 Apr 11]. J Thromb Haemost. 2020;


  1. Othman M, Santamaría Ortiz A, Cerdá M, Erez  O, Minford  A, Obeng-Tuudah D, Blondon M, Bistervels I, Middeldorp S, Abdul-Kadir R. Thrombosis and hemostasis health in pregnancy: Registries from the International Society on Thrombosis and Haemostasis.  Research and Practice in Thrombosis and Haemostasis RPTH journal. Online Aug 2019. doi: 10.1002/rth2.12243. 
  2. Othman M, Han K, Elbatarny M, Kadir R. The Use of Viscoelastic Haemostatic Tests in Pregnancy and Puerperium: Review of the Current Evidence - Communication from the Women’s Health SSC of the ISTH. Journal of Thrombosis and Haemostasis; 2019 Jul;17(7):1184-1189
  3. Hassan H, Azzam H, Othman M, Hassan M, Selim T. Soluble E-selectin, platelet count and mean platelet volume as biomarkers for pre-eclampsia. Pregnancy Hypertension. 2019 July; 17: 1-4.
  4. Rabinovich A, Abdul-Kadir R, Thachil J, Iba T, Othman M, Erez O. DIC in Obstetrics: Diagnostic Score, Highlights in Management and International Registry- Communication from the DIC and Women’s Health SSCs of the ISTH. Journal of Thrombosis and Haemostasis; 2019 May 29. https://doi: 10.1111/jth.14523. 
  5. Rabbolini DJ, Othman M. Molecular and genetic testing in thrombosis and hemostasis. Seminars Thrombosis Hemostasis J. Preface. Issue to be available online Dec ,2019. Guest editor.
  6. Kaur H, Fisher K, Othman M. Thromboelastography testing in mice following blood collection from facial vein and cardiac puncture.  Blood Coagulation and Fibrinolysis Journal. 2019 Jul 16. doi: 10.1097/MBC.0000000000000836. [Epub ahead of print]

Othman M and Osborne K. Peer assisted learning model to support students’ success in a complex science course. Journal of Nursing Education and Practice 2019, Vol. 9, No. 11


Murray E, Murphy, M, Smith G, Graham C, Othman M. Thromboelastographic analysis of haemostasis in pre-eclamptic and normotensive pregnant women. Blood Coagul Fibrinolysis. 2018 Sep;29(6):567-572.

Borhany M, Fatima N, , Shamsi A, Othman M. Application of the ISTH bleeding score in hemophilia. Transfus Apher Sci. 2018 Jun 15. pii: S1473-0502(18)30030-2. doi: 10.1016/j.transci.2018.06.003.

El Masry S, Azzam H, Youssef H, Othman M, Awad M. Reduced Protein C Global Assay Levels in Infertile Women with in vitro Fertilization Failure: A Pilot Study. Acta Haematol. 2018 Jan 5;139(1):1-6.


Othman M, Emsley J. Gene of the issue: GP1BA gene mutations associated with bleeding. Platelets. 2017 29:1-5. Invited review article

Kaur H, Corscadden K, Ware J, Othman M. Thrombocytopathy leading to impaired in vivo haemostasis and thrombosis in platelet type von Willebrand disease. Thromb Haemost. 2017 Feb 28;117(3):543-555.

Sears N*, Othman M*, O’Neil L, Hopman WM. Canadian NCLEX-RN outcomes: A two-year cross-sectional exploratory study in Ontario. Journal of Nursing Education and Practice JNEP 2017; 7(10): 36-45. PI and equal contribution*

Kaur H, D. Siemens R, Black A, Robb S, Barr S, Graham CH, Othman M. Effects of androgen-deprivation therapy on hypercoagulability in prostate cancer patients: a prospective, longitudinal study. Canadian Journal of Urological Association Journal CJUA 2017;11 (1-2):33-38.

Abd El-Latif M, Azzam A. Othman M, Warda O, El-Sharawy S, Ghoneim H, Assessment of annexin A5 and annexin A2 levels as biomarkers for pre-eclampsia: A pilot study. Pregnancy Hypertension, 2017;(8), 65-69.

Othman M, Kaur H. Thromboelastography. In: Methods in Molecular Biology, Hemostasis and Thrombosis. Methods and Protocols. Editors: Favaloro, Emmanuel J., Lippi, Giuseppe (Eds.) 2017;1646 pp 533-543. Springer, Online ISBN 978-1-4939-7196-1


Sánchez-Lueros A, Woods A, Bermejo E, Shukla S, Acharya S, Lavin M, Rydz N, Othman M. PT-VWD posing diagnostic and therapeutic challenges- small case series. Platelets, 2016 Nov 7:1-7.

Othman M, McLintock C, Kadir R. Thrombosis and haemostasis related issues in women and pregnancy. Semin Thromb Hemost. 2016 Oct;42(7):693-695.  Preface author and Guest editor for the issue (12 chapters)

Alkhiary W, Azzam H, Yossof MM, Aref S, Othman M, El-Sharawy S. Association of hemostatic gene polymorphisms with early-onset ischemic heart disease in Egyptian patients. Clin Appl Thromb Hemost. 2016 Sep;22(6):535-42.

Othman M, Kaur H, Favaloro EJ, Lillicrap D, Di Paola J, Harrison P, Gresele P; Subcommittees on von Willebrand disease and platelet physiology. Platelet type von Willebrand disease and registry report: communication from the SSC of the ISTH.J Thromb Haemost. 2016 Feb;14(2):411-4. 7 years’ International Project Leader, PI & corresponding author

Othman M, Hopman WM, Sawyer V, Kerr C. Elective applied research course: A motivational approach to enhance learning. Journal of Nursing Education and Practice 2016; 6(4): 9-16.

Pettigrew S, McIntoch C, Othman M. Patients perspectives on urgent care centres’ wait times.  Health Care Information and Communication; the official journal of COACH, Feb 2016, vol 30 #2.

Sistoso M & Othman M. Post-secondary Students’ Perception of Flu Immunization. Health Care Information and Communication; the official journal of COACH. Feb 2016, Vol 30 #3: 31 – 34.

Kaur H, Corscadden K, Lott C, Elbatarny HS, Othman M. Bromelain has paradoxical effects on blood coagulability: a study using thromboelastography.  Blood Coagul Fibrinolysis. 2016 Oct;27(7):745-752.

Kaur H, Borhany M, Azzam H, Costa-Lima C, Ozelo M, Othman M. The utility of International Society on Thrombosis and Haemostasis-Bleeding Assessment Tool and other bleeding questionnaires in assessing the bleeding phenotype in two platelet function defects. Blood Coagul Fibrinolysis. 2016 Jul;27(5):589-93.

Simeoni I, Stephens JC, Hu F, Deevi SV, Megy K, Bariana TK, Lentaigne C, Schulman S, Sivapalaratnam S, Vries MJ, Westbury SK, Greene D, Papadia S, Alessi MC, Attwood AP, Ballmaier M, Baynam G, Bermejo E, Bertoli M, Bray PF, Bury L, Cattaneo M, Collins P, Daugherty LC, Favier R, French DL, Furie B, Gattens M, Germeshausen M, Ghevaert C, Goodeve A, Guerrero J, Hampshire DJ, Hart DP, Heemskerk JW, Henskens YM, Hill M, Hogg N, Jolley JD, Kahr WH, Kelly AM, Kerr R, Kostadima M, Kunishima S, Lambert MP, Liesner R, Lopez J, Mapeta RP, Mathias M, Millar CM, Nathwani A, Neerman-Arbez M, Nurden AT, Nurden P, Othman M, Peerlinck K, Perry DJ, Poudel P, Reitsma P, Rondina M, Smethurst PA, Stevenson W, Szkotak A, Tuna S, van Geet C, Whitehorn D, Wilcox DA, Zhang B, Revel-Vilk S, Gresele P, Bellissimo D, Penkett CJ, Laffan MA, Mumford AD, Rendon A, Gomez K, Freson K, Ouwehand WH, Turro E. A comprehensive high-throughput sequencing test for the diagnosis of inherited bleeding, thrombotic and platelet disorders. doi: 10.1182/blood-2015-12-688267. Blood; 2016 Jun 9;127(23):2791-803.

Kasawara KT, Cotechini T, Macdonald-Goodfellow SK, Surita FG, Pinto E Silva JL, Tayade C, Othman M, Ozolinš TR, Graham CH. Moderate Exercise Attenuates Lipopolysaccharide-Induced Inflammation and Associated Maternal and Fetal Morbidities in Pregnant Rats. PLoS One. 2016 Apr 28;11(4):e0154405.


Alkhiary W, Azzam H, Yossof MM, Aref S, Othman M, El-Sharawy S (2015). Association of Hemostatic Gene Polymorphisms With Early-Onset Ischemic Heart Disease in Egyptian Patients.Clin Appl Thromb Hemost. Feb 18 [Epub ahead of print]

Arbelaez A, Niemann J, Freney R, Othman M, Emsley J, Mohammed S, Favaloro EJ.'Bleeding in the Jungle' (2015). Am J Hematol. Apr 8 [Epub ahead of print]

Maceachern K, Kaur H, Toukh M, Mumal I, Hamilton A, Scovil S, James P, Elbatarny HS, Othman M (2015). Comprehensive Evaluation of Hemostasis in Normal Women: Impact on the Diagnosis of Mild Bleeding Disorders. Clin Appl Thromb Hemost. 21(1):72-81.

Derman BA, Kwaan HC, Elbatarny M, Othman M (2015). Nitric Oxide, Coagulation and Cancer. Chapter in Nitric Oxide and Cancer: Pathogenesis and Therapy. Editors: Bonavida, Benjamin (Ed.) Springer. ISBN 978-3-319-13611-0


Kaur H, Corscadden K, Lott C, Elbatarny HS, Othman M. (2014) Bromelain has paradoxical effects on blood coagulability: a study using thromboelastography. Blood Coagul Fibrinolysis; Dec 16. [Epub ahead of print]

Kaur H., Ozelo M, Scovil S, James P, Othman M (2014). Systematic analysis of bleeding phenotype in PT-VWD compared to type 2B VWD using an electronic bleeding questionnaire. Clin Appl Thromb Hemost; 20(8):765-771

Toukh M, Siemens DR, Black A, Robb S, Leveridge M, Graham CH, Othman M. (2014). Thromboelastography identifies hypercoagulablilty and predicts thromboembolic complications in patients with prostate cancer. Thromb Res; 133(1), 88-95.

Othman M, Emsley J. (2014). Platelet-type von Willebrand disease: toward an improved understanding of the "sticky situation. Semin Thromb Hemost; 40(2), 146-150.


Othman M, Kaur H, Emsley J. (2013). Platelet-type von Willebrand disease: new insights into the molecular pathophysiology of a unique platelet defect. Semin Thromb Hemost. 39(6), 663-673.

Scepansky E, Othman M, Smith H. (2013). Acquired von Willebrand Syndrome with a Type 2B Phenotype: Diagnostic and Therapeutic Dilemmas. Acta Haematol. 131(4), 213-217.

Othman M. (2013). Rare bleeding disorders: genetic, laboratory, clinical, and molecular aspects. Preface. Semin Thromb Hemost, 39(6):575-578 

Toukh M, Ozelo MC, Angelillo-Scherrer A, Othman M.  (2013). A novel use of thromboelastography in type 2B von Willebrand disease. International Journal of Laboratory Haematology, 35(6), e11–e14.

Toukh M, Gordon SP, Othman M. (2013). Construction Noise Induces Hypercoagulability and Elevated Plasma Corticosteroids in Rats. Clin Appl Thromb Hemost, 20(7):710-715

Gupalo E, Kuk C, Qadura M, Buriachkovskaia L, Othman M. (2013). Platelet - adenovirus versus inert particles interaction: Effect on aggregation and the role of platelet membrane receptors. Platelets, 24(5), 383–391.

Othman M, Kaur H, Emsley J. (2013). Platelet Type von Willebrand disease: New Insights into the Molecular Pathophysiology of a Unique Platelet Defect. Semin Thromb Hemost. 39(6):663-673.


Enayat S, Ravanbod S, Rassoulzadegan M, Jazebi M, AlaF, Emsley J, Othman M. (2012). A novel D235Y mutation in the GP1BA gene enhances platelet interaction with VWF in an Iranian family with Platelet type von Willebrand disease. Thromb Haemost, 108(5), 946-954.

Cotechini T, Othman M, Graham CH. (2012). Nitroglycerin prevents coagulopathies and foetal death associated with abnormal maternal inflammation in rats. Thromb Haemost, 107(5), 864-874.

Falcón BJ, Cotechini T, Macdonald-Goodfellow SK, Othman M, Graham CH. (2012). Abnormal inflammation leads to maternal coagulopathies associated with placental haemostatic alterations in a rat model of foetal loss. Thromb Haemost, 107(3), 438-447.

Toukh M, Pereira EJ, Falcon BJ, Liak C, Lerner M, Hopman WM, Iscoe S, Fitzpatrick MF , Othman M. (2012). Continuous Positive Airway Pressure Reduces Hypercoagulability, as Assessed by Thromboelastography, in Severe Obstructive Sleep Apnea. Resp Phys and Neurobiol J., 183(3), 218-223.  


Gupalo E, Buriachkovskaia L, Othman M. (2011). Human platelets express CAR with localization at the sites of intercellular interaction. Virol J. 8, 456

Othman M, Lopez JA, Ware J. (2011). Platelet-type von Willebrand disease update: the disease, the molecule and the animal model: Editorial. Expert Rev Hematol. Oct 4(5), 475-477.

Chegeni R, Vickars L, Favaloro EJ, Lillicrap D, Othman M (2011) Functional analysis of three recombinant A1-VWF domain mutants in comparison to wild type and plasma-derived VWF facilitates subtyping in type 2 von Willebrand disease. Thromb Res.;127(2):161-166 

Renaud SJ, Cotechini T, Quirt JS, Macdonald-Goodfellow SK, Othman M, Graham CH Spontaneous pregnancy loss mediated by abnormal maternal inflammation in rats is linked to deficient uteroplacental perfusion (2011). J Immunol.;186(3):1799-1808

Chitlur M, Sorensen B, Rivard GE, Young G, Ingerslev J, Othman M, Nugent D, Kenet G, Escobar M, Lusher J. Standardization of Thromboelastography: A Report from the TEG-ROTEM Working Group (2011). Haemophilia;17(3):532-537

Hamilton A, Ozelo M, Leggo J, Notley C, Brown H, Frontroth JP, Angelillo-Scherrer A, Baghaei F, Enayat SM, Favaloro E, Lillicrap D, Othman M. (2011). Frequency of platelet type versus type 2B von Willebrand disease. An international registry-based study. Thromb Haemost, 105(3), 501-508.

Renaud SJ, Cotechini T, Quirt JS, Macdonald-Goodfellow SK, Othman M, Graham CH. (2011). Spontaneous pregnancy loss mediated by abnormal maternal inflammation in rats is linked to deficient uteroplacental perfusion. J Immunol., 186(3), 1799-1808.

Othman M. (2011). Platelet-type Von Willebrand disease: three decades in the life of a rare bleeding disorder. Blood Rev., Jul(4), 147-153.

Qadura M, Waters B, Burnett E, Chegeni R, Hough C, Othman M, Lillicrap D. (2011). Immunoglobulin isotypes and functional anti-FVIII antibodies in response to FVIII treatment in Balb/c and C57BL/6 haemophilia A mice. Haemophilia, 17(2), 288-295.


Othman M, Gordon SP, Iscoe S. (2010). Repeated inspiratory occlusions in anesthetized rats acutely increase blood coagulability as assessed by thromboelastography. Respiratory Physiology & Neurobiology, 2010, 61-66.

Othman M, Powell S, Hopman WM, & Lillicrap D. (2010). Variability of thromboelastographic responses following the administration of rFVIIa to haemophilia A dogs supports the individualization of therapy with a global test of haemostasis. Haemophilia, 16(6), 919-925. 

Othman M, Chirinian Y, Brown C, Notley C, Hickson N, Hampshire D, Buckley S, Waddington S, Parker AL, Baker A, James P, & Lillicrap D. (2010). Functional characterization of a 13 bp deletion (c.-1522_-1510del13) in the promoter of the von Willebrand factor gene in type 1 von Willebrand disease.gene in type 1 von Willebrand disease. Blood, 116(18), 3645-3652.

Othman M, Falcon B, & Kadir R. (2010). Global Haemostasis in Pregnancy: Are we Utilising Thromboelastography to its Full potential? Semin Thromb Haemost, 36(7), 738-746.

Othman M. (2010). Global Haemostasis: New approaches to patient diagnosis and treatment monitoring.  Semin Thromb Hemost. 36(7), 695-698.

Othman M. & Hamilton. (2010). Platelet-type von Willebrand disease: results of a worldwide survey from the Canadian PT-VWD project. Acta Haematol. 123(2), 126-128.


Othman M, Chirinian Y, Hegadorn C, Powell S, Hopman W, Lillicrap D. Thromboelastography reflects global hemostatic variation among severe haemophilia A dogs at rest and following acute exercise. Hemophilia 2009; 1-9

Othman M, Favaloro EJ. Genetics of type 2B von Willebrand disease: "true 2B," "tricky 2B," or "not 2B." What are the modifiers of the phenotype?. Semin Thromb Hemost. 2008;34(6):520-531

Qadura M, Waters B, Burnett E, Chegeni R, Bradshaw S, Hough C, Othman M, Lillicrap D.  Recombinant and plasma-derived factor VIII products induce distinct splenic cytokine microenvironments in hemophilia A mice. Blood 2009; 114(4):871-880

Othman M, Renaud S, Quirt J, MacDonald-Goodfellow S, Graham C. Thromboelastogrpahy Reveals Kinetics of LPS-Induced Coagulopathy and Correlates to Fetal Outcome in a Rat Model of Pregnancy Complications. Blood 2009; 114 (22), 4200-4200

Othman M, Chegeni R, Vickars LM, Favaloro EJ, Lillicrap D. Functional Characterization of Three VWF-A1 Domain Mutations Causing Type 2 Von Willebrand Disease. Blood 114 (22), 1305-1305


Qadura M, Othman M, Waters B, Chegeni R, Walker K, Labelle A, Ozelo M, Hough C, Lillicrap D. Reduction of the immune response to factor VIII mediated through tolerogenic factor VIII presentation by immature dendritic cells. J Thromb Haemost 2008 ;6(12):2095-2104

Ozelo MC, Zapata Esp R, Qadura M, Chegeni R, Othman M. Molecular genetic testing of hemostasis and thrombosis in developing countries: achievements, hopes, and challenges. Semin Thromb Haemost 2008;34(6):569-578

Othman M. Molecular genetic testing in hemostasis and thrombosis: the past, the present, and the future. Semin Thromb Hemost. 2008;34(6):485-489

Othman M. Differential identification of PT-VWD from type 2B VWD and GP1BA nomenclature issues. British Journal of Haematology, 2008;142: 308–326




  • BMus (Queen’s)
  • Diploma Nursing (Mohawk College)
  • BScN (Texas A&M University, Corpus Christi)
  • MScN, Family Nurse Practitioner (Texas A&M University, Corpus Christi)
  • PhD (Queen's University)


  • Primary Health Care Nurse Practitioner (College of Nurses of Ontario)

Career Overview

Dr. Perry’s approach to teaching centers around applying concepts introduced in the classroom to what we as nurses see in our “real life”. Understanding and integrating science and theory—the “why” and “how” – helps us not only to assess what is happening with our clients right now, but also to anticipate what could happen next given our knowledge of biopsychosocial processes.  This level of understanding shifts us away from a position of reacting, toward the practice of careful planning, educating and intervening with our clients to enhance health and quality of life.  As a nurse practitioner, her interests lie in teaching systems assessments in health and illness, assessing and intervening at a community level; she particularly enjoys working with fourth year students, assisting them to pull together everything they’ve learned in order to perform integrated biopsychosocial assessments, process their findings and use appropriate resources to plan and deliver evidence-based care in complex healthcare situations. More specifically, Dr. Perry has an interest in cardiology, critical care nursing, NCLEX preparation and transition into novice nurse practice.

Scholarship of Discovery (Research)

In her PhD work, Jennifer developed a computer-based cognitive-behavioural self-management intervention for individuals with chronic pain, based on therapies that have worked in face-to-face delivery in the literature. In a feasibility study using this intervention, individuals reported that they found the intervention easy to use, and that overall they felt a bit better as a result of using the intervention. In analysis of exploratory research outcomes, individuals who completed the intervention demonstrated improvement in emotional functioning, and in pain intensity and pain interference although physical functioning remained the same. As this was a feasibility study, there was no control group, and the overall number of participants was low. Future research will consist of refining the intervention based on participant feedback, and conducting a randomized controlled trial.

Scholarship of Service

She is a member of the planning committee for the annual Kingston Nursing Research Conference.

She is also a frequent guest speaker in the community, invited by a parish nurse, and offering individual consultation with parishioners on health-related issues after the seminar. Areas of interest and experience include cardiology, anticoagulation and chronic pain.

Selected Peer-reviewed Presentations and Publications

Perry, J. (2018). Themes in HESI test data 2014-2018—Strengths and Growing Edges. Lunch and Learn, St. Lawrence College.

Perry, J., VanDenKerkhof, E., Wilson, R., Tripp, D. A. (2017). Guided Internet-based psycho-education intervention using cognitive behavioural therapy and self-management for individuals with chronic pain: a feasibility study. Pain Management Nursing, 18, 179-189. doi: 10.1016/j.pmn.2016.12.003.

Perry, J., VanDenKerkhof, E., Wilson, R., Tripp, D. A. (2017). Development of a guided Internet-based psycho-education intervention using cognitive behavioural therapy and self-management for individuals with chronic pain. Pain Management Nursing, 18, 90-101. doi: 10.1016/j.pmn.2016.12.004

Burrows, M. and Perry, J. (2016). The integration of concept mapping to enhance critical thinking in a year one undergraduate BScN clinical course. Synapse. Poster presentation.

Perry, J. (2015). Exploring the integration of computer-based multiple choice and alternate format based questions into testing in year 4 of the BScN program. Review of HESI test data 2014-2015—Strengths and Growing Edges. Lunch and Learn, St. Lawrence College.

Perry, J. (2014). Guided Internet-based cognitive-behavioural self-management intervention for individuals with chronic pain: A feasibility study. St. Lawrence College Nursing Symposium.

Perry, J. (2013) Systematic review of computer-based cognitive-behavioural self-management interventions for individuals with chronic pain. Annual Kingston Nursing Research Conference.

Perry, J. (2012). Development of guided internet-based intervention for individuals with chronic pain. Queen’s University School of Nursing.

Perry, J. (2011) Literature review: Computer-based interventions in chronic pain. Queen’s University School of Nursing.

2011 – Queen’s University School of Nursing. Literature review: Computer-based interventions in chronic pain.

2012 – Queen’s University School of Nursing. Development of guided internet-based intervention for individuals with chronic pain.

2013 – Annual Kingston Nursing Research Conference. Systematic review of computer-based cognitive-behavioural self-management interventions for individuals with chronic pain.

2014 – St. Lawrence College Nursing Symposium. Guided Internet-based cognitive-behavioural self-management intervention for individuals with chronic pain: A feasibility study.


Katherine Poser is proud alumni of St. Lawrence College Kingston.  She received a diploma from the Registered Nursing program (1995) and a diploma in Critical Care Nursing (1997). She completed her BScN with St. Francis Xavier University (2005) and MNEd from Athabasca University (2011). Katie is currently completing her Doctoral studies at Queen’s University. Her research focuses on understanding the challenge of providing and receiving post-operative pain management for people on opioid agonist treatment.

Career Overview

Provided with very rewarding career opportunities, Katie has had the opportunity to work as a critical care staff nurse and educator. She was granted the privilege of assisting in developing and delivering portions of the curriculum for the New Brunswick Critical Care Program, a joint venture between the University of New Brunswick and the Government of New Brunswick.

In 2006, Katie was asked to join the Government of New Brunswick full time as a Health care consultant to the Minster of Health (New Brunswick), Inspector of Anatomy, Provincial/Territorial Blood Services Liaison Committee member and manager of the New Brunswick Organ and Tissue Procurement Program. During this time Katie developed and implemented best practices in early identification of potential organ donors and translated this knowledge in Canada and Internationally.

Katie was drawn back to Kingston and St. Lawrence College in 2010. She has been involved in teaching the acute care nursing practice courses, optimizing the use of the SLC simulation lab in the BScN program, and preparing students for their NCLEX upon graduation. Katie is passionate about both academia and remaining current in clinical practice and balances her time to include bedside nursing practice in the Post Anesthetic Recovery Room at Kingston General Hospital.

In late 2019 Katie developed the curriculum for the St Lawrence College RN Critical Care Nursing Program. This graduate certificate program was launched in 2020 and welcomed over 130 students during its first year.

Areas of interest for research include: perioperative pain management for specialized populations, implementation science, critical care, ensuring authenticity in simulation and mindfulness in nursing education and nursing practice.

Katie welcomes the opportunity to collaborate on exploring any of these or other topics with other researchers and will supervise graduate students who share similar research interests.


Allied Health Assistant 1a (2020). eDynamic Learning. Career and Elective Courses.

Anatomy and Physiology 1b (2019). eDynamic Learning. Career and Elective Courses.

Anatomy and Physiology 1a (2019).  eDynamic Learning. Career and Elective Courses.

Galvin, I., Leitch, J., Gill, R., Poser, K. & McKeown, S. (2018). Humanization of Critical Care-psychological effects on healthcare professionals and relatives: a systematic review. Canadian Journal of Anesthesia 65(12). DOI: 10.1007/s12630-018-1227-7.

Parsons, T., Bohm, C. & Poser, K. (2018). “A Learned Soul to Guide Me”: The Voices of Those Living with Kidney Disease Inform Physical Activity Programming. Physiotherapy Canada. February. DOI: 10.3138/ptc.2017-01.ep

Poser, K. & Stalkie, L. (2016). The Canadian Neighbourhood-Simulations for Version 1.0. Pearson Canada. Toronto Ontario, Canada

Poser, K. (2008). Ensuring there are more opportunities to GIVE. The Canadian Nurse 104(4) pp. 10-11.


Dynamics of Critical Care. Canadian Association of Critical Care Nurses Annual Conference. Appreciation of Humanity and Empathy in Critical Care. Windsor ON. September 2020. CANCELLED Due to COVid-19 Pandemic.

Kingston Nursing Research Conference. Kingston ON. March 2020. NCLEX Security Simulation Project CANCELLED Due to COVid-19 Pandemic

Sim-One. Montreal PQ. September 2019. NCLEX Security Simulation Project

SLC NCLEX Cram Workshop. Kingston ON. June 2017 and 2018. NCLEX Cram Workshop

SLC Nursing Symposium.  Cornwall ON. May 2015. Tri-campus Clinical Instructor Manual. Poster Presentation

SLC Nursing Symposium. Brockville ON. May 2014. How “Pearson’s” Neighbourhood can Influence and Enhance Learning Outcomes In Nursing Education.

Leading Practices in Simulation Learning-Kitchener Ontario June 2013 A Day at the SPA: How we got there: Will we go again

World Kidney Day-Saint John New Brunswick March 2010 Optimizing the Organ and Tissue Donation system in New Brunswick

“Canadian Association of Nephrology Nurses and Technologists (CANNT) Annual Meeting. “The many faces of organ and tissue donation”. Oct 2009. Saint John, NB

Transplant Atlantic-Halifax Nova Scotia- October 2009 Taking the NB GIVE model global

NB Eye Bank Education Day-Saint John New Brunswick April 2008 New Brunswick’s involvement in the Organ Donation Collaborative

Gift of Life Walk: The NB Kidney Foundation April 2008. Fredericton and Saint John New Brunswick Organ donation in New Brunswick. We can make a difference.

Gift of Hope-Moncton New Brunswick April 2008 Organ Donation in New Brunswick

Organ Donation Collaborative-Vancouver British Columbia February 2008 Clinical Triggers: Let’s do this!

Canadian Association for Transplantation Annual Meeting “GIVE Implementing Clinical Triggers into Practice” Feb 2008. Mont Tremblant, PQ.



In addition to Baccalaureate of Nursing Science and Master’s in Public Administration degrees, both from Queen’s University (Ontario), Dr. Sears holds a PhD in Health Administration, Faculty of Medicine, Department (now Institute) of Health Policy, Management & Evaluation from the University of Toronto (Ontario). Her doctoral studies focused on health service and health system organization and management and her dissertation research focused on harm that individuals receiving health care within the home care sector can experience.

Career Overview

Over the course of her career Dr. Sears has been responsible for the planning and delivery of home care services to a mixed urban and rural population in Ontario, and for health care services in a long-term care facility.  She has led the planning and development of  health care services for a population of over half a million people, again in Ontario and was the conceptual architect of the Seniors Managing Independent Living Easily (SMILE) program, a provincially funded community services program in South Eastern Ontario that is credited by the Local Health Integration Network as being instrumental in reducing alternate levels of care patients in acute hospital care, reducing waiting times in emergency rooms and in the need for home care services across the region. She currently teaches knowledge theory, research theory, leadership and change management to upper year nursing students within the School of Baccalaureate Nursing at St. Lawrence College. For 10 years within her career, Dr. Sears was an elected member of the governing council of the College of Nurses of Ontario (CNO), the regulatory body for nurses and nursing practice in Ontario. She has served as the chair of the CNO's Discipline Committee, the Inquiries, Complaints, and Reports Committee, the Executive Committee and the Patient relations Committee. In 2015/16 Dr. Sears served as the President of the CNO. Having spent almost one-third of her nursing career as a CNO governor, she has finely tuned expertise in nursing regulation, professionalism and professional accountability.  Dr. Sears’ expertise and research in patient safety in home care is well established. She is a member of the Canadian Patient Safety Institute’s (CPSI) Home Care Patient Safety Expert Faculty group. In 2017/18 she was a member of the national advisory committee for CPSI and the Canadian Association of Schools of Nursing, contributing materially to the establishment of standards for inclusion of patient safety curriculum within accredited programs for baccalaureate nursing education across Canada.  She has been an invited speaker on home care and community services at numerous regional, provincial and national conferences for over 20 years. Her recent and ongoing research includes patient safety related to nursing education, in the relationship between student performance in nursing undergraduate programs and on the NCLEX-RN entry to practice exam being introduced into Canada in 2015, and to the study of nursing students’ clinical errors. Dr. Sears is a recipient of an ACE (Achievement Commitment Excellence) award from the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care.


Hroch J, VanDenKerkhof EG, Sawhney M, Sears N, Gedcke-Kerr, L.  2019.   Knowledge and attitudes about pain management among nursing students, Paine Management Nursing, in press

Canadian Association of Schools of Nursing and Canadian Patient Safety Institute (2018)   Learning Outcomes for Patient Safety in Undergraduate Nursing Curricula. Ottawa, ON: Author.  Print ISBN 978-0-921847-74-8.  Electronic ISBN 978-0-9212847-75-5 (Sears N, member advisory committee)

Sears N.  2017.  Module 18:  Patient/Client safety in Home Care, in Emanuel LL, Taylor L, Hain A, Combes JR, Hatlie MJ, Karsh B, Lau DT, Shalowitz J, Shaw T, Walton M, eds. The Patient Safety Education Program – Canada (PSEP – Canada) Curriculum. © PSEP – Canada, 2017

Sears NA, Blais R, Spinks M, Paré M, Baker GR.  Associations between patient factors and adverse events in the home care setting:  A secondary data analysis of two Canadian adverse event studies.  BMC Health Serv Res. 2017 Jun 12;17(1):400-406. doi: 10.1186/s12913-017-2351-8.

Sears NA, Othman M, O’Neil L, Hopman WM. Canadian NCLEX-RN outcomes: A two-year cross-sectional exploratory study in Ontario.  Journal of Nursing Education and Practice. 2017, 7:10. 36-45.

Sears NA.  CPSI Patient Safety Education Program Module 18: Patient / Client Safety in Home Care.  [Internet] Canadian Patient Safety Institute.  Edmonton (AB). 2017 Mar.

VanDenKerkhof EG, Sears N, Edge D, Tregunno D, Ginsburg L. Patient safety in practical nurses' education from the perspective of newly registered Ontario nurses: a cross-sectional survey. Nurse Education Today. 2017:51, 48-56. DOI: 10.1016/j.nedt.2017.01.003.

Doran D, Blais R, et al. Safety at Home. A Pan-Canadian Home Care Safety Study. Canadian Patient Safety Institute 2013

Sears N, Baker GR, Barnsley J, et al. The incidence of adverse events among home care patients. Int J Qual Health Care 2013; 25:16–2

Blais R, Sears NA, Doran D, et al. Assessing adverse events among home care clients in three Canadian provinces using chart review. BMJ Qual Saf  2013; 22(12): 989–997.

Chafe, R; Sears, NA; Coyte, P.  A review of interventions for improving the management of waiting lists for long-term care facilities, Healthcare Management Forum. 2010bSummer

Grant, J; Sears, NA; Born ,K. Public engagement and the changing face of health system planning. Healthcare Management Forum 2008; 21(4)

Sears, NA. 2002. Design and application of a theory based case/care management model for home care: Advanced practice for nurses as care managers. Journal of Case Management 3(4)

 Advanced Certificate – Emergency Nursing Specialty with Distinction: BCIT (2016)
 Master’s of Sciences Applied (Nursing): McGill University (2011)
 Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology: Dordt University (2007)

Career Overview
Heather’s career has been varied from working in northern Ontario in remote First Nations communities to acute care working in emergency departments of trauma centers. Heather was drawn to working in remote First Nations communities after spending a semester in Rapid Lake, Quebec completing her Master’s research and working in the nursing station. Heather currently works in the Emergency department at the Kingston General Hospital to remain current with nursing practice.  

Heather started teaching at St Lawrence College in 2018. She has been teaching acute care nursing practice course along with clinical and labs. Heather is a proponent of experiential learning and engaging students in the learning experience. 

Teaching Portfolio


Kooiman, H., Macdonald, ME., Carnevale, F., Pineda, C., Nottaway, W., Vignola, S. (2012) Minododazin: Translating an Algonquin tradition of respect into youth well-being in Rapid Lake, Quebec. Pimatisiwin: A Journal of Aboriginal and Indigenous Community Health. 10(1). 

Stockmeier, CA, Mahajan G, Kooiman H, Austin MC, Szewczyk B, Iyo AH, May W, Rajkowska G. (2009). Cell loss and impaired neuroplasticity in prefrontal cortex and hippocampus during major depressive disorder. Biological Psychiatry 65:173S.

Stockmeier C, Mahajan G, Kooiman H, Austin M, Szewczyk B, Iyo A, May W, Rajkowska G. (2009). Cell loss and impaired neuroplasticity in prefrontal cortex and hippocampus in major depressive disorder (MDD). Acta Neurobiologiae Experimentalis 69(282).

Laralea Stalkie RN, BNSc, MSN has more than 20 years’ experience in healthcare, ranging from acute to community settings. Her experiences include maternal-child health, gynecology, orthopedics, home health nursing, public health, nursing management of a surgical unit, and case management in both the community and the acute settings. Currently, Laralea is the Year 3 & 4 program Coordinator for the BScN program and teaches in the third year of the program. She is also a member of the Sigma Theta Tau Nursing Society.


Professor Stalkie began teaching in 2006, in the area of community health nursing. She started her career with St. Lawrence College as a Clinical Instructor and moved into a Faculty position to teach in the areas of health promotion, primary healthcare and community nursing.

Research/Scholarship Interests

Professor Stalkie is the Canadian author of the Canadian Neighbourhood, a virtual community designed to enhance nursing education. She has presented at several national conferences in the area of community nursing over the past several years. Research interests include entry to practice education requirements for community health nursing, the impact of the determinants of health on vulnerable populations, family responses in health and illness, advanced planning with people with dementia, health promotion in correctional inmates, and teaching innovation in community health.

Publications & Presentations

Dowling, D. & Stalkie, L. (June, 2017). The Amazing Assessment: Community Health Nursing. Presentation at the Community Health Nurses’ of Canada Conference  Niagara Falls, ON.

Dowling, D. & Stalkie, L. (May, 2017). The Amazing Assessment: Community Health Nursing. Presentation at the SLC Nursing Symposium, Brockville, ON.

Dowling, D., & Stalkie, L. (May, 2016).  Examination of the Literature: What is known about the learning needs of nursing students and/or nurses entering clinical forensic and/or prison environments? Presentation at the SLC Nursing Symposium, Brockville, ON.

Stalkie, L. (June 2016). Using Pearson’s “Neighbourhood” to transform BScN education. Presentation at the Community Health Nurses’ of Canada Conference  St. John, NLFD.

Clark-Mcmullen, D., Poser, K., & Stalkie, L. (May, 2014). How “Pearson’s”  Neighbourhood can Influence and Enhance Learning Outcomes in Nursing Education. Presented at the St. Lawrence College Nursing Symposium.

Dowling, D., & Stalkie, L. (June, 2014).  The healthy partnership initiatives: an intersectoral approach to the cultivation of the community health nursing standards in BScN nursing students. Poster presentation at Community Health Nursing Conference, Ottawa, ON. 

Blasko, B., Stalkie, L., & Yateman, S. (June, 2013). Primary healthcare and health promotion in non-traditional community clinical settings: Presentation of a BScN program and a correctional facility collaboration that enables a unique student community clinical practice to advance community nursing competencies. Presented at Community Health Nursing Conference, Kelowna, BC.

Poser, K., & Stalkie, L. (July, 2013). The Canadian Neighbourhood Simulations for Version 1.0. Pearson Canada: Toronto.

Farella, C., Stalkie, L. (2012). How the Neighbourhood by “Pearson” can Influence and Enhance Learning Outcomes in Community Health Education for Nursing Students. Oral presentation at the Community Health Nurses’ of Canada Conference, Toronto, ON. 

Stalkie, L. (2012). The Canadian Neighbourhood. Online resource and faculty guide. Pearson Canada, Toronto, ON.

Dyke, J., Farella, C., Jessup-Falcioni, H., Martin-Saarinen, J., & Stalkie, L. (2011). How nurse educators influence and minimize the impact factors affecting learning outcomes for community health nursing students. Poster presentation at the Community health nursing conference, Halifax, NS.

Brockville Faculty 


  • MN (Advanced Practice Leadership), 2007, University of Victoria, Victoria, BC
  • Provincial Instructor Diploma (Post Secondary Education), 2004,Vancouver Community College, Vancouver, BC
  • BScN (Post-R.N. Program-Distance Ed), 2001, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, ON
  • Nursing - 3 Year Diploma Program, 1985, Algonquin College, Ottawa, ON

Career Overview

Professor Battista’s nursing practice background has been in acute care; most recently the emergency department, but has also included med/surg, pediatrics, cardiology and oncology. She is a member of Sigma Theta Tau International (Honor Society of Nursing) – Xi Eta Chapter and the RNAO Research Interest group. Her MN project focused on early recognition of delirium in acute care. Her current area of interests include Ethics, Simulation in nursing education, Research, Gerontology particularly Delirium in acute care.

Although her scholarship in the past has included; reviewing textbooks for publication (Lewis, Brunner [medsurg texts] etc.), several presentations at conferences and a few small funded projects (Evaluation of Snoezelen); since 2010 (when she started at SLC), her scholarship has been centered on the continued development of the BScN program. 

Current Scholarship Activities

  • Evaluation project in collaboration with EOHU to switch to an academic liaison led student experience (pilot fall 2014).
  • Examining the embedded practice of overstocking supplies in an acute care hospital setting in collaboration with CCH (in progress).
  • Reviewing/editing Evolve NSO (Nursing Skills Online) modules to update/include current Canadian references.
  • Peer review (in progress) for a study on test anxiety in BScN students at SLC.


  • PhD in Nursing, 2017, University of Ottawa
  • Masters of Nursing, 2007, University of Southern Queensland
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing, 1998, University of Ottawa
  • Diploma in Nursing, 1983, Wascana Institute of Applied Arts and Sciences

Professional Associations

  • Registered with the Ontario College of Nurses
  • Registered Nurses Association of Ontario member
  • Leadership Nurse Interest Group
  • Livingworks, Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) certified trainer
  • Best Practice Guidelines Champion

Career Overview

Renee Berquist, RN, PhD has over 30 years of experience as a registered nurse. She has been a full-time professor with the St. Lawrence College/Laurentian University collaborative program since January 2007. Her prior experiences are varied and range from acute care, community and management. Staff nurse experiences include neurology and neurosurgical step down unit, hemodialysis, emergency and medicine/palliative care. Management experiences include emergency, intensive care unit, OR/RR, day surgery, obstetrics, medicine, surgery, complex continuing care and outpatient clinics. Renee is a qualitative researcher whose PhD thesis focused on workplace violence in nursing academia.


Berquist, R, LeBlanc, B & Bradley, P. (2018). Extraordinary Possibilities: Using Appreciative Inquiry to Enhance Positive Practice. Conference proceedings 6th International Conference on Violence in the Health Sector.

Berquist, R, St-Pierre, I, & Holmes, D. (2018). Uncaring nurses:  Mobilizing power, knowledge, difference and resistance to explain workplace violence. Research and Theory for Nursing Practice. 32(2), 199-215. doi: 10.1891/1541-6577.32.2.199.

Berquist, R., St-Pierre, I., Holmes, D. (2017). Uncaring nurses: An exploration of faculty to faculty violence in nursing academia. International Journal of Human Caring. 21(3), 112-119.

Berquist, R, St-Pierre, I & Holmes, D. (2016). Uncaring Nurses: Surviving Academia. Conference Proceedings: Fifth International Conference on Violence in the Health Sector: Broadening our view – responding together. Dublin, Ireland, 26 to 28 October 2016. ISBN 978-90-5740-150-3.

R. Berquist, D. Holmes, I St-Pierre (2014). Using power, knowledge, resistance and differences to examine violence in nursing academia. Fourth International Conference on Violence in the Health Sector: Towards safety, security and wellbeing for all.  Conference Proceedings ISBN 978-90-5740-141-1. Oct 23, 2014. Miami, Florida

Man-Son-Ding, M., McAllister, F., Berquist, R. (2000), Patient Preference-based Treatment Thresholds and Recommendations: A Comparison of Decision-analytic Modeling with the Probability-tradeoff Technique, Med Decision Making, 20: 394-402.


Berquist, R, LeBlanc, B & Bradley, P. (2018). Extraordinary Possibilities: Using Appreciative Inquiry to Enhance Positive Practice. Workshop presentation 6th International Conference on Violence in the Health Sector, Oct 26, 2018 Toronto, ON.

Berquist, R, Clarke-McMullen, D. & Carpenter, J (2018). Tunaweza (Together we can): The development of a successful cross-cultural nursing elective. Consortium of Universities for Global Health conference. New York City, USA . E-poster presentation March 16, 2018.

Clarke-McMullen, D., Berquist, R., & Carpenter J. (2018). Lessons Learned in International Research. Kingston Nursing Research Conference, Kingston, Ontario  Oral presentation. March 8, 2018.

Berquist, R, St-Pierre, I, & Holmes, D. (2017). Uncaring nurses: A qualitative study examining violence in nursing academia. 2017 Qualitative Health Research (QHR) Conference. Quebec City. Oral presentation Oct 19, 2017.

Berquist, R. (2017). Transforming nursing academia: Creating respectful and empowering environments. Oral presentation, SLC BScN Symposium, Brockville, ON, 24 May 2017

Clarke-McMullen, D., Berquist, R., (2017). The Lower Moshi School Nutrition Project: Lessons Learned. Oral presentation, SLC BScN Symposium, Brockville, ON, 24 May 2017

Rice, J., McRae, M., Doyle, B. Croft, M., VanHerpt, B. ,Berquist, R. (2017).  Together We Can: Reflecting on Cross-Cultural Nursing Experiences. Oral presentation, SLC BScN Symposium, Brockville, ON, 24 May 2017

Poluha, A. Berquist, R. (2017).  A Universal Language: The Effects of Music on Agitation and Anxiety in Dementia. Oral presentation, SLC BScN Symposium, Brockville, ON, 24 May 2017

Carpenter J., Berquist, R., Clarke-McMullen, D., Chan, L. (2017). Cultural Sensitivity and Addressing the Social Determinants of Health Abroad. Oral presentation at the The Ontario Public Health Convention, Toronto, ON, 30 March 2017

Berquist, R., St-Pierre, I., Holmes, D. (2017). Violence in Nursing Academia: A Qualitative Study. Oral presentation Kingston Nursing Research Conference, March 3, 2017

Berquist, R. (2017). Workplace transformation: Promoting civility and inclusivity in nursing academia. Key note speaker. Safe Learning Environments Conference sponsored by York University. February 24, 2017

Berquist, R, St-Pierre, I & Holmes, D. (2016). Uncaring Nurses: Surviving Academia. Fifth International Conference on Violence in the Health Sector: Broadening our view – responding together. Dublin, Ireland, October 26, 2016

R. Berquist (2014). Using power, knowledge, resistance and differences to examine violence in nursing academia. Fourth International Conference on Violence in the Health Sector: Towards safety, security and wellbeing for all. Presented at Miami Florida Fourth International Conference on Violence in the Health Sector: Towards safety, security and wellbeing for all Oct 23, 2014.

Berquist, R. (2014). Redefining workplace violence: A literature review. SLC School of Baccalaureate Nursing Scholarship Symposium May 13, 2014.

R. Berquist (2012). Managing Student Appeals. Group Panel Member and presenter. St Lawrence College Tri Campus Workshop May 2012.

R. Berquist (2011). Making group work work. Group Panel Member and presenter. St Lawrence College Tri Campus Workshop May 2011.

Poster Presentations

Rice, J., McRae, M., Berquist, R., Clarke-McMullen, D. (2017). The Impact of Interpreters on a Cross Cultural Elective in Tanzania. Poster presentation, SLC BScN Symposium, Brockville, ON, 24 May 2017

Carpenter, J., Clarke-McMullen, D, Berquist, R. (2017). An Inter-professional, Cross-cultural Service Learning Project: Development of a Nutrition Education Program in Rural Tanzanian Schools. Poster presentation, The Canadian Conference on Medical Education, Winnipeg, MB, April 29-May 2, 2017

Berquist, R., Flynn, N. & Battista, C (2016). A comparison study of interventions aimed at increasing student knowledge of academic integrity. SLC BScN Symposium, Brockville, ON, 17 May 2016.

Berquist, R. (2015). Conducting sensitive research: Gaining access & recruiting participants. SLC School of Nursing Baccalaureate Nursing Scholarship Symposium, May 20, 2015.

Learning Modules

Valley, K. & Berquist, R. (2015). Module 1: CASN definition of scholarship, Publish what you are already doing, Research action plan, Designing your plan for writing. Posted to D2L at Laurentian University May 2015.

Berquist, R. (2015). Module 2: Breaching Academic Integrity. Posted to Blackboard Brocville Campus Sept 2015.

Berquist, R. (2015). Module 4: Review & Resources. Posted to Blackboard Brocville Campus Sept 2015.


Professor Nicola Eynon-Brown holds a Bachelor of Nursing Science degree (Queen’s), a Master of Nursing degree (Toronto) and a post-graduate certificate as a Nurse Practitioner with a specialization in Paediatrics. Nicola has also completed numerous specialty certification courses in paediatric, emergency and critical care nursing.

Career Overview

Nicola remains actively engaged in clinical practice. She is registered in the extended class with the College of Nurses of Ontario and is a Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner-Primary Care in the United States. Nicola developed a love of extended practice nursing while working in the remote communities of Northern Ontario and the Canadian Arctic. She built clinical expertise in the care of infants, children and youth as a staff nurse and nurse educator with the Critical Care Patient Service Unit at the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario.

Nicola’s teaching responsibilities include courses which focus on episodic health challenges, maternal-child nursing, relational practice, and health assessment. Nicola is drawn to action research, enjoying the interactive method of collecting information to identify and improve evidence informed practice and teaching. Her current research focus explores technology in nursing education, including the use of artificial intelligence to teach health assessment and how best to prepare students for computer based testing.

Nicola is a member of multiple professional organizations including the: Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI); National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners; Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education; and the Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario.


Eynon-Brown, N.R. (2017). It’s a Digital World: Instructional Design to Promote Computer Based Test Taking Success. Poster accepted at 2017 Conference on Higher Education Pedagogy.

Eynon-Brown, N. R. (2017b) 'Teaching Computer Based Test Taking: Is Online Quizzing a useful Pedagogical Practice?' Poster accepted for the Elsevier Nursing Education Conference 2017

Eynon-Brown, N. R. (2017c) “Ready, set, test! Teaching Students Test-taking in a Digital World” Poster accepted for the 2017 Teaching Professor Conference.

Eynon-Brown, N.R. (2016). Teaching test taking: Not teaching to the test. Oral Presentation at the St. Lawrence College Synapse Nursing Symposium, Brockville, ON. 

Eynon-Brown, N.R., Clarke-McMullen, D., Wheeler, M. (2016b) The Baby is Coming! Simulation in Maternal-Child and Family Nursing Education: A Mixed-Methods Action Research Project. Poster session at Sim Expo 2016, Toronto, ON.

Eynon-Brown, N.R., Clarke-McMullen, D., Wheeler, M., Empey, D, Montgomery, K. & Flaro, C. (2015). Through the Looking Glass (and What We Found There): Using Action Research Methodology in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning. Oral session presented at Synapse: The St. Lawrence College Baccalaureate Nursing Symposium Conference, Kingston, ON


  • Master of Nursing, University of Southern Queensland, Australia
  • Post-RN BScN, University of Ottawa
  • Diploma in Nursing, St. Lawrence College

Career Overview

Nancy has been a full time faculty member since 2009. She received her nursing diploma from St. Lawrence College, her post-RN BScN from University of Ottawa and her MN from University of Southern Queensland, Australia.

Most of Nancy’s career was spent in acute care. Her experience includes managing acute medicine units, a Geriatric in-patient and out-patient program, and a short term rehabilitation unit. Before joining the faculty of St. Lawrence College, she was a Clinical Nurse Specialist for chronic disease management in a role that spanned community and hospital care.

Nancy is an active member of several professional nursing associations, participating as a reviewer of Advanced Clinical Practice Fellowships and best practice guidelines for RNAO. She has been a lead and facilitator for many quality improvement projects, including the implementation of best practice guidelines. Her professional interests include care of the elderly and promoting the unique roles and professional accountability of registered nurses in an ever-changing health care system.


Flynn, N. (2009). Collaborating with Seniors to Transform Chronic Disease Management.

Canadian Gerontological Nursing Association Conference, Banff.

Flynn, N. (2008). Chronic Disease Prevention and Management in Senior Populations: What to consider for a senior friendly approach to care and self-management. RNAO International Elder Care Conference, Toronto.

Flynn, N. (2007). Developing and Sustaining a Healthy Work Environment: Building Nursing Capacity and Excellence in Care. RNAO Older People Deserve the Best! Conference, Toronto.

Flynn, N. (2007). Building Capacity and Achieving Quality Patient Outcomes: Transforming Alternate Level of Care Transitions (poster presentation). RNAO Older People Deserve the Best! Conference, Toronto.


  • Bachelor of Nursing, University of New Brunswick
  • Master of Public Health, Nursing Specialization, Lakehead University

Career Overview

Prior to joining St Lawrence College, Denise spent 20 years working in public health as a program leader in Reproductive Health, a project leader in Early Child Development, the coordinator of a Safe Communities Coalition, as well as various portfolios in Injury Prevention and Health Promotion. Earlier in her career, she led the transition from separate postpartum/nursery units to a combined mother/baby unit at the Ottawa Civic Hospital and held clinical instructor positions in obstetrics at both the University of Ottawa and University of New Brunswick. Her earliest nursing work was in Labour & Delivery and Neonatal Intensive Care.

Denise is also committed to the scholarship of service and accordingly is a Stakeholder Reviewer for RNAO Clinical Best Practice Guidelines of Primary Prevention of Childhood Obesity. She is also a member of the RNAO and Community Health Nurses of Canada (CHNC). Her additional interests are in the scholarship of teaching related to learning needs of mature nursing students, as well as the scholarship of application related to community development in the areas of Health Promotion and Population Health.


Dr. Jamie Morris-Pocock received his PhD in the field of population genetics from Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario in 2012. Jamie also holds an honours BSc in Biology and Mathematics from Queen’s University.

Career Overview

Most recently, Jamie worked as a postdoctoral fellow in wildlife immunogenetics at Trent University, Peterborough, Ontario and as an NSERC Alexander Graham Bell – Michael Smith Foreign Research Supplement funded research assistant at the Institut de Recherche pour le Développement (IRD) in Montepellier, France. While at the IRD, Jamie was part of a team that used population genetic methods to reveal the factors that influence the worldwide dispersal of pathogen-carrying ticks (Ornithodoris species). Jamie has published his research in several leading biology and population genetics journals and continues to contribute to these fields as an expert reviewer for over fifteen scientific journals, the National Geographic Society, and the National Science Foundation USA. In addition to his active research career, Jamie is dedicated to teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate level. His dedication to teaching and research has been recognized at both national and international conferences, where Jamie has received awards for the presentation of his research.


Morris-Pocock JA, Anderson DJ, Friesen VL (in review) Dynamic barriers to gene flow influence population differentiation in a pelagic seabird.

Boutilier ST*, Taylor SA, Morris-Pocock JA, Lavoie RA, Friesen VL (2013) Population genetic differentiation of the Caspian Tern (Hyrdoprogne caspia) in North America. Conservation Genetics, 15, 275-281.

Taylor SA¥, Morris-Pocock JA¥, Tershy BR, Castillo-Guerrero JA, Friesen VL (2013) Hybridization from sexual imprinting: molecular characterization of hybridization between brown (Sula leucogaster) and blue-footed boobies (S. nebouxii). Marine Ornithology, 41, 113-119.

Morris-Pocock JA (2012) Phylogeography of brown and red-footed boobies: a complex history of isolation and gene flow. Queen’s University, PhD Thesis.

Morris-Pocock JA, Hennicke JC, Friesen VL (2012) Effects of long-term isolation in genetic variation and within-island population genetic structure in Christmas Island (Indian Ocean) seabirds. Conservation Genetics, 13, 1469-1481.

Gomez-Diaz E, Morris-Pocock JA, Gonzalez-Solis J, McCoy K (2012) Trans-oceanic host dispersal explains high seabird tick diversity on islands. Biology Letters, 8, 616-619.

Morris-Pocock JA, Anderson DJ, Friesen VL (2011) Mechanisms of global diversification in the brown booby (Sula leucogaster) revealed by uniting statistical phylogeographic and multilocus phylogenetic methods. Molecular Ecology, 20, 2835-2850.

Patterson SA*, Morris-Pocock JA, Friesen VL (2011) A multilocus phylogeny of the Sulidae (Aves: Pelecaniformes). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 58, 181-191.

Morris-Pocock JA, Steeves TE, Estela F, Anderson DJ,  Friesen VL (2010) Comparative phylogeography of brown (Sula leucogaster) and red-footed boobies (S. sula): the influence of physical barriers and habitat preference on gene flow in pelagic seabirds. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 54, 883-896.

Morris-Pocock JA, Taylor SA, Birt TP, Friesen VL (2010) Concerted evolution of duplicated control regions in three related seabird species. BMC Evolutionary Biology 10:14.

Taylor SA, Morris-Pocock JA, Sun Z, Friesen VL (2010) Isolation and characterization of 10 microsatellite loci in blue-footed (Sula nebouxii) and Peruvian boobies (S. variegata). Journal of Ornithology, 151, 525-528.

Morris-Pocock JA, Taylor SA, Sun Z, Friesen VL (2010) Isolation and characterization of 15 polymorphic microsatellite loci for red-footed boobies (Sula sula). Molecular Ecology Resources, 10, 404-408.

Morris-Pocock JA¥, Taylor SA¥, Birt TP, Damus M, Piatt JF, Warheit KI,  Friesen VL (2008) Population genetic structure in Atlantic and Pacific ocean common murres (Uria aalge): natural replicate tests of post-Pleistocene evolution. Molecular Ecology, 17, 4859-4873.

* 4th year Honours students under my mentorship are denoted with an asterisk

¥ authors contributed equally

Cornwall Faculty


  • MScN, 2004, University of Ottawa
  • BScN, 1998, McGill University

Career Overview

Professor Dyke moved to Cornwall in 1998 from Montreal after graduating from McGill University. She has worked in acute care at the Montreal Jewish General Hospital, in public health at the Eastern Ontario Health Unit and with the Ministry of Community and Social Services as part of the establishment of the Ontario Early Years Centres. Her Masters focus was in primary health care and healthy public policy development. Since 2005, she has been a faculty at St. Lawrence College where she was the initial coordinator of the four-year collaborative BScN program with Laurentian University. Currently, Julie teaches introductory and community courses and has established an interest in creating supportive learning environments for nursing students in the classroom, laboratory and clinical settings.

Presentation and Publications

Dyke, J., Farella, C., Jessup-Falcioni, H., Martin-Saarinen, J., & Stalkie, L. (2011). How nurse educators influence and minimize the impact factors affecting learning outcomes for community health nursing students. Poster presentation at the Community health nursing conference, Halifax, NS.