Sue O'Donnell

Associate Professor

PhD

Nursing, Faculty of

MacLaggan Hall 216

Fredericton

sue.o@unb.ca
1 506 458 7637



Education

  • PhD (Interdisciplinary Studies) – University of New Brunswick, 2014
  • Master of Nursing – University of New Brunswick, 2009
  • Bachelor of Nursing – University of New Brunswick, 2002

Credentials: Registered Nurse, Nurses Association of New Brunswick (2002-present).

Areas of interest

Research themes: violence, workplace bullying, gender, health, sickness absence, knowledge mobilization, qualitative (grounded theory) and mixed-methods research.

My research interests broadly include violence, workplace bullying, gender, and health. I am particularly interested in understanding how gender and sex influence health within the context violence including experiences of workplace bullying. I also have an interest in the use of evidence-based online resources, including film, as a medium for knowledge mobilization. I created a film to disseminate the findings of my research with men who were bullied at work, and disseminated my research findings via guest blogs, twitter chats, webinars, etc.

Research, grants and publications

Public Health Agency of Canada Contract. (2016-2021; $3,050,674). iHEAL in Context: Testing the effectiveness of a health promotion intervention for women who have experienced intimate partner violence. Project Collaborators: Ford-Gilboe, M., Varcoe, C., & Scott-Storey, K. Project Team: Browne, A., Jack, S., Jackson, K., MacMillan, H., Mantler, T., O’Donnell, S., Perrin, N., Smye, V., Vissandjee, B., & Wathen, N.

Public Health Agency of Canada Contract. (2016-2017; $25,960). Exploring the Applicability and Fit of the CASR-SF for Men and People of Diverse Genders. Project Co-leads: Scott-Storey, K. & O’Donnell, S. Project Collaborators: Ford-Gilboe, M., Varcoe, C.

Beatrice Hunter Cancer Research Institute Seed Funding Program & New Brunswick Health Research Foundation. (NBHRF) (2015-2016; $10,000). Young men, cancer treatment, and intimacy PIs: Wilkins, K., & Rickards, T. Co-Is: O’Donnell, S. & Scott-Storey, K.

Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Operating Grant. (2014-2019; $383,675). Masculinities, Lifetime Violence and Health. PIs: Scott-Storey, K., O’Donnell, S., & Wuest, J. Co-Is: MacIntosh, J., Hodgins, M., & Merritt-Gray, M.

University Research Fund Award. (2014-2016; $7,000). Understanding conditions that promote effective management of workplace bullying. O’Donnell, S.

New Brunswick Health Research Foundation (NBHRF) Operating Grant (2013-2014; $20,000). Masculinities, Lifetime Violence Exposure, and Health. PIs: Scott-Storey, K. & Wuest, J. Co-Is: MacIntosh, J., Hodgins, M., Merritt-Gray, M., & O’Donnell, S.

New Brunswick Health Research Foundation (NBHRF) Summer Studentship Program. (May-August, 2015; $5,768). Principal Applicant: O’Donnell, S. Co-Applicant: Scott, R (BN Student)

CIHR Institute of Gender and Health Gender, Sex and Health Trainee Knowledge Translation Supplement. Men are bullied too, ($4,250; 2013-2014). O’Donnell, S.

Awards and distinctions

  • Harrison McCain Foundation Young Scholar Award ($12,480; 2015-2017).
  • CIHR New Brunswick Regional Partnerships Program Health Professionals Fellowship ($165,000; 2010-2013).
  • Dr. Merrill Edwards Award 2nd Prize UNB Graduate Research Conference Oral Presentation ($100; 2010).
  • CIHR Research Trainee (Doctoral Student), Dr. Judith MacIntosh ($25,000; 2009 2010).
  • Maecenas Graduate Scholarship ($825; 2009-2010).
  • CIHR Gender, Sex and Health 1st Inaugural Summer Institute. Vancouver, BC (2009).
  • UNB Tuition Scholarship ($7,000; 2008-2009).
  • UNB Nursing Graduate Research Award ($8,000; 2007-2008).
  • UNB Awards Office Bursary ($500; 2007-2008).
  • Linda Nice Graduate Scholarship ($750; 2006-2007).
  • Helen Gibson Memorial Scholarship ($500; 2006-2007).
  • Graduate Research Award ($4000 x 2)
  • CIHR Research Trainee (Masters Student), Dr. Judith MacIntosh ($17,000; 2007- 2008).
  • CIHR Research Trainee (Masters Student), Dr. Judith MacIntosh ($17,000; 2006- 2007).

Publications

O’Donnell, S., Bulman, D., & MacIntosh, J. (in press). The support needs of men who are bullied at work. International Journal of Men’s Health.

Scott-Storey, K., O’Donnell, S., Wuest, J., MacIntosh, J., & Merritt-Gray, M. (under-review). The imperative for a research agenda to study lifetime violence, masculinities, and health.

O’Donnell, S., & MacIntosh, J. (2016). Gender and workplace bullying: Men’s experiences of surviving bullying at work. Qualitative Health Research. doi: 10.1177/1049732314566321

MacIntosh, J., O’Donnell, S., Wuest, J., & Merritt-Gray, M. (2011). How workplace bullying changes how women promote their health. International Journal of Workplace Health Management, 4(1), 1753-8352.

O’Donnell, S., MacIntosh, J., & Wuest, J. (2010). A theoretical understanding of sickness absence among women who have experienced workplace bullying. Qualitative Health Research, 20(4), 439-452. Lead article.

Knowledge transfer activities

Canadian Bar Association, New Brunswick Chapter, Saint John, NB. Invited Panelist, Q&A on women and communication including identified tactics and outcomes associated with workplace bullying (2015).

Invited Speaker, Webinar, Consultation Service. Creating a Respectful Workplace. Canadian Association of University Research Administrators (2015).

Invited ‘Guest Blogger’. Article related to men’s experience of workplace bullying and stigma of seeking help. The Good Men Project (2014).

Presenter. Men’s experience with of workplace bullying. New Brunswick Respectful Workplace Week Public Presentation Series (2014).

Invited Speaker. Managing and addressing workplace bullying. Human Resources Association of New Brunswick (2014).

O'Donnell, S., & MacIntosh, J. (2013). Workplace bullying affects women's health and their work. Ending Violence Association of BC, 1, 3-8. Invited article.

O’Donnell, S. (2013). Distinguishing workplace bullying from other workplace experiences. Brunswickan, 146(19), 9.

O’Donnell, S. (2013). Distinguishing workplace bullying from other workplace experiences. The Baron, 11(8), 9.

MacIntosh, J., O’Donnell, S., & Roberts, B. (2013). Recognizing and addressing workplace bullying. Brunswickan, 146(21), 9.

MacIntosh, J., O’Donnell, S., & Roberts, B. (2013). Recognizing and addressing workplace bullying. The Baron, 11(9), 11.

Presenter. Hampering Respect: Overview of workplace bullying and its consequences. New Brunswick Respectful Workplace Week Public Presentation Series (2013).

Expert Trainer, Consultation Service. Training sessions for Human Rights and Positive Environment Office Advisors for workplace bullying. UNB Human Rights and Positive Environment Office (2013).

Invited Presenter, Consultation Service. Managing and addressing workplace bullying. Human Resources Association of New Brunswick (2013).

Professional practice, committees and volunteer work

  • Teacher Support Volunteer, Nashwaaksis Memorial Elementary School (2016 - present).
  • Sewing Club Leader, Little Geniuses Day Care Centre Inc. (2016 - present).
  • Fredericton Community Collaborative Initiative Committee (2016 - present). 
  • Program Review Committee, Faculty of Nursing, University of New Brunswick (2016-present).
  • Committee Member, Extended Preceptorship Committee, Faculty of Nursing, University of New Brunswick (2015-present).
  • Sub-Committee Chair, Extended Preceptorship Evaluation Sub-Committee, Faculty of Nursing, University of New Brunswick (2015-present).
  • Parent School Support Committee, Nashwaaksis Memorial Elementary School (2015 - present).
  • NCLEX Review Committee, Faculty of Nursing (2015-present)
  • DOCTalks Board Member, DOCTalks Festival & Symposium Inc. (2015 - present). 
  • Professional Member, Graduate Academic Unit, Faculty of Nursing (2014 – present)
  • UNB Nursing Research Ad Hoc committee Member, University of New Brunswick (2014).
  • Faculty Assessment Committee, Faculty of Nursing, University of New Brunswick (2014-2015).
  • Reviewer, Qualitative Health Research (2013-present).
  • Academic Chair, Workplace Violence and Abuse Team, Muriel McQueen Centre for Family Violence Research (2013-present).
  • Committee Member, Workplace Violence and Abuse Team, Muriel McQueen Centre for Family Violence Research (2013-present).
  • Campus Wellness Committee, University of New Brunswick (2013 - 2015).
  • Fundraising Volunteer, Healing Hands for Haiti Team Canada (2005-2010).