Our research

Faculty Research Profile through the Office of the VP Research

Our 23rd Annual Research Day

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

Our faculty views research as a critical component to learning and making constant health care improvements. If you are a Researcher within our Faculty you may find our Research Manual useful.

Some of our research includes:

Major research centre

The university’s research services, research centres, and libraries further support Nursing graduate students. UNB is a major centre for research in Atlantic Canada.

More than 80 per cent of the research conducted at New Brunswick universities happens at UNB.

  • UNB School of Graduate Studies
  • The Office of Research Services supports faculty members and researchers by providing support services for grant and contract preparation and submission.
  • UNB Libraries hold over one million bound volumes, three million microforms, 4,000 current print journals and over 13,000 electronic journals. Frances Giberson is the librarian assigned to the Faculty of Nursing. 

UNB’s Document Delivery and Interlibrary Loan service supplement library resources held by UNB by obtaining material located at other libraries and organizations

Since January 2003, students from eight different UNB faculties and partner educational institutions such as Dalhousie University, Compu College, the New Brunswick Community College, and the Atlantic College of Therapeutic Massage have used the Community Health Clinic as the centre for part or all of a clinical placement and research.

Kelly Scott-Storey

Dr. Kelly Scott-Storey, Faculty of Nursing, is emerging as a leader in the field of violence, gender and health

Dr. Scott-Storey  is currently a Principal Investigator(PI) on a 5 year CIHR operating grant aimed at examining men’s experiences of cumulative lifetime violence and the intersection of gender and health ($383,675; 2014-2019)as well as a PI on a large multi-provincial randomized control trial funded by CIHR exploring the use of an online health and safety decision aid for women experiencing intimate partner violence ($959,651;2012-2017). Dr. Scott -Storey’s interests also expand to intervention work, resulting in a recent contract being awarded by the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) to test the effectiveness of a nurse led health promotion intervention for women who have experienced intimate partner violence ($3,050,674; 2016-2021). This health intervention will be delivered in communities in New Brunswick, Ontario and British Columbia with recruitment anticipated to commence in the Spring of 2018. Further, Dr. Scott-Storey has been actively involved in trying to better measure and capture experiences of interpersonal violence for both women and men resulting in two successful contracts with the PHAC; she was part of an international team who developed a short version of the Composite Abuse Scale entitled CASR-SFfor use in national and population surveys($24,789;  2015-2016) as well as took the lead role in examining the applicability and fit of the CASR-SF for use with men ($24,068;  2017).  She is currently in the process of working with PHAC once again to conduct cognitive testing of the new CASR-SF as well as to validate the tool among large community samples of both women and men. In January 2016, Dr. Scott-Storey’s program of research and activism within the province was acknowledged and she was awarded the honor of ‘Young Investigator of the Month’ by the New Brunswick Health Research Foundation and in November 2016 was a finalist for the Young Investigator of the Year Award.



Jan Thompson UNB professor inducted as American Academy of Nursing fellow

Janice Thompson, professor in the faculty of nursing at the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton, has been induction as a fellow of the American    
Academy of Nursing, class of 2016.This achievement is one of highest honours in the nursing profession. Academy fellows represent all 50 states, the District of 
Columbia and 28 countries, including Canada.

The academy is currently comprised of more than 2,400 nurse leaders in education, management, practice, policy, and research. Academy fellows include hospital and
community administrators, government policy experts and administrators, college deans, and renowned researchers.

“UNB is indeed fortunate to have a scholar of Dr. Thompson’s calibre as a member of its nursing faculty and to have her available to mentor students and faculty even as she continues with her own program of scholarly creativity,” said Kathleen Valentine dean of nursing at UNB. “Her genuine commitment to social justice and care of vulnerable populations is well recognized internationally.”

Fellow selection criteria include evidence of significant contributions to nursing and health care, and sponsorship by two current academy fellows. Applicants are reviewed by a panel comprised of elected and appointed fellows, and selection is based, in part, on the extent to which the nominee’s nursing career has influenced health policies and the health and wellbeing of all.

Dr. Thompson’s career has included practice, education, administration, and research in nursing and interdisciplinary studies in the United States and in Canada. Her work was recognized for its influence in integrating critical social theory, feminist analysis, and public engagement in nursing.

The inductees were honoured at a ceremony during the academy’s annual policy conference, TRANSFORMING HEALTH, DRIVING POLICY, which took place October 20-22, 2016 in Washington, D.C.


Tracey Rickards Dr. Tracey Rickards  . . . was recently named a recipient of an Embedded Clinician   
Researcher Salary Award.

She is one of only two Maritime recipients of the prestigious grant, which will allow her to work directly with the Fredericton Downtown Community Health Centre (FDCHC),
performing multi-disciplinary research and mentoring enthusiasm to build a team of clinician researchers  . . .

The Embedded Clinician Researcher Salary Award has a value of $75,000 per year for four years and is accompanied by a partner contribution of $25,000 per year for four years from the New Brunswick Health Research Foundation.”

Dr Roberta Woodgate's Presentation: Sponsored by the 2016 Arnie and Norma McAllister Memorial Lecture on Compassionate Care - Improving the lives of children with complex care needs and their families: What we need to know