Tracey Rickards, RN, PhD
Phone: (506) 447-3412
Fax: (506) 453-4519
- PhD, School of Nursing, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, 2013
- Summer Institute – Qualitative Methods, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC, 2008
- Master of Nursing, University of New Brunswick, 2005
- Core Component Critical Care of Adults, Ryerson Poly-technical University, 1989
- Bachelor of Nursing, University of New Brunswick, 1986
Key areas of interest/expertise:
- Lesbian health
- LBGT families
- Women’s health
- Community health
- Culture, diversity
- Hepatitis C, HIV/AIDS
- Primary health care
- Social justice, human rights
Classroom/clinical teaching summary:
- Nursing 3065, Community and Population Health Nursing, Faculty of Nursing, UNB-F, 2009-2016
- Nursing 3065, Community and Population Health Nursing, Faculty of Nursing, UNB-F, 2009 – 2016
- Nursing 3066, Community Clinical Practicum, Faculty of Nursing, UNB-F, 2006-2015
- Nursing 1032, Professional Relationships, Faculty of Nursing, UNB-F, 2010
- Nursing 1235 Nursing and Wellness Clinical Practicum, Faculty of Nursing, UNB-F, 2009-2010
- Nursing 4175, Integrated Nursing Clinical Practicum, Faculty of Nursing, UNB-f, 2009-2017
- Field Supervisor for 6 Social Work Students, Social Action Project, Saint Thomas University, 2008
- Nursing 3244, Nursing Research, Faculty of Nursing, UNB-F, 2007-2008
Research grants, publications and awards:
2016 Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR) Embedded Clinician Researcher Salary Award. The role of the ECR is to establish a research presence in a clinical setting. The focus of the research is primary health care and improving health outcomes for vulnerable populations who use the Fredericton Downtown Community Health Centre to access healthcare. I will engage in transformative and impactful research that aligns with the CIHR research priorities and is multi-disciplinary in nature.
2016 UNB University Research Fund. Evaluation of the NP role in NB: 15 years in.
2015 Status of Women Canada. Immigrant women and Intimate Partner Violence: Community Response Project. Co-PI with the Muriel McQueen-Ferguson Center for Family.
2014 UNB University Research Fund. Gay men and prostate cancer: What comes after?
2014 NBHRF Summer Student Assistantship. To support the employment of a healthcare student over the summer.
2011-2012 Canadian Nurses Foundation. Doctoral Student Award: The Astra Zeneca Rural Scholarship.
Rickards, T., & McLeod, D. (2016). Authenticating family for lesbian step-families. Journal of Family,
Rickards, T. (2013). Authenticating family: The process of becoming a lesbian step-family. Dissertation, Dalhousie University.
Rickards, T., & Wuest, J. (2006). The process of losing and regaining credibility when coming-out at mid-life, Health Care for Women International. 27(6), 530-547.
Rickards, T. (2005). Confronting the Taken-for-Granted: The process of losing and
regaining credibility when coming-out at mid-life. Master of Nursing Thesis, University of New Brunswick.
Professional Practice, Committee, Volunteer Work:
2016 ARCASN - UNB Fredericton representative for
2015 CANAC – Secretary of the Board of Directors
2015 Public Health Association NB-PEI - Past President
2013 PHA NB-PEI - President
2011 CANAC - Maritime Representative for the Canadian Association of Nurses in AIDS Care (CANAC)
2010 CANAC - Member of the Conference Planning Committee, Fredericton, NB
2009-2010 SIDA/AIDS NB- Past-President, Board of Directors
2006-2009 SIDA/AIDS NB- President of Board of Directors
2008 SIDA/AIDS NB - Member of Funds Development Committee, 2nd Annual AIDS NB Red Tie Affair
2007 SIDA/AIDS NB - Member of Funds Development Committee, 1st Annual AIDS NB Red Tie Affair