Health research

Faculty members in nursing are engaged in many health-related research and scholarly activities.

Many research activities and developing research programs are grounded in the determinants of health and principles of primary health care and are intended to have meaning and value to the needs of the broader social community.

Faculty programs of research may be clustered broadly as:

  • health challenges (including, for example, research on eating disorders, drug abuse and treatment, chronic illnesses, specifically cancer, HIV/AIDS, diabetes, depression, and hearing loss)
  • abuse (including, for example, intimate partner violence, workplace bullying, and parenting through abuse and other challenges)
  • populations of interest (including, for example, aboriginal health issues, rural population health, breastfeeding families, healthy child development, clients of the UNB Community Health Clinic, workplace issues for practicing nurses, health care systems, and family caregivers)

2016 Nursing Research Professors who are nominated for New Brunswick Health Research Foundation's "Researcher of the Year"! Click on their name to see their YouTube video
Dr. Krista Wilkins and Dr. Kelly Scott-Storey

Meeting population challenges

Since 2003, UNB nursing has operated an innovative nurse-managed downtown Community Health Clinic established to meet the needs of populations with challenges such as addiction, homelessness, and inadequate access to health care.

This multi-purpose setting not only provides essential health services to underserved populations but students from nursing and many other disciplines also have clinical placements there as part of their learning programs.

The clinic affords nursing researchers many opportunities to conduct studies on issues related to its clients, engaging the clients and the broader community in these activities.

Major research centre

The University’s research services, research centres, and libraries support nursing researchers and graduate students.

UNB is a major centre for health research in Atlantic Canada. More than 80 per cent of the research conducted at New Brunswick universities happens at UNB.