Dr. Lynne Duffy, RN, BScN, MEd, PhD

Photo of Dr. Lynne DuffyProfessor, Retired

Educational Summary

Diploma in University Teaching, University of New Brunswick, 2005.

PhD in Health Services: Community Health Specialization, Walden University, Minneapolis, MN. 2002. Doctoral Dissertation: “HIV/AIDS in Context: The Culture of Health Promotion among Ndau Women in rural Zimbabwe.” Received the 2003 Harold Hodgkinson Award for dissertation excellence

MEd (Adult Education), University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, N.B. 1996.

BScN, Université de Moncton, Moncton, N.B. 1985.

Diploma in Nursing. The Moncton Hospital, Moncton, N.B. 1969

Teaching Summary

Graduate student supervision and mentoring

Key Areas of Interest/Expertise

Community Health : Health Promotion, Marginalized Populations, Social and Economic Development and Justice, HIV/AIDS, Intimate Partner Violence, Empowerment.

Adult Learning : Emotional/Social Intelligence, Transcultural Health Care and Education, Participatory Learning, Team-Based Learning (TBL) .

Research: Participatory Action Research/Photovoice, Phenomenology, Ethnography

Professional, Community Volunteer Participation  

Various UNB graduate and undergraduate committees.
Atlantic Region Canadian University Schools of Nursing (ARCASN)
Nursing Network on Violence Against Women International (NNVAWI)
Coalition Against Abuse in Relationships (CAAR)
Kripalu Yoga Teachers Association (KYTA)
Atlantic Canada Yoga Teacher’s Association (Yoga Atlantic)
Aboriginal Rights Coalition—Atlantic (ARC—A) Justice and advocacy with First Nations
‘Breaking the Silence’ Canada-Guatemala Solidarity Network. Justice and advocacy with indigenous people of Guatemala.
SIDA/AIDS Moncton. Advisory Committee for Needle Distribution Project

Research web page

Research Awards and Grants  

2013-2015. Setting the Stage for Girls and Young Women to Succeed. Phase I: A photovoice Asset and Needs Assessment. Phase II: Planning and developing leadership programs with community partners and participants from Phase I. In partnership with Support To Single Mothers, Inc. with co-investigators  Nancy Hartling, Joni Leger, and Barbara Aubie. Status of Women Canada award: $154,000.
2010-2013. Community-Based Research: Promising Practices in the Engagement of People Living with or at-risk for HIV/AIDS in Rural Canada. Co-investigator with Dr. Barbara Patterson and team of academic and community researchers from Atlantic Canada. Phase I Interviews, Phase II Photovoice in Cape Breton, Phase III Strategy Workshop, Truro. CIHR Award of $324,304.
2010-2011. Photovoice in Guatemala: Women's Experiences of Violence and Interventions. University Research Fund (USF). $5,000.00.
2007 – 2010. Lone Mothers Achieving Employment in the Aftermath of Intimate Partner Violence (Photovoice Research) with co-applicants: Judy Wuest and Marilyn Merritt-Gray. SSHRC Award ($77, 888).
2006. Lone Mothers, IPV, and Employment. CIHR Health Professional Student Research Award ($4,200).
2006. Transport Canada’s 5 year child safety survey in collaboration with AUTO 21 and the University of Windsor ($10,000). Covered NB and NL
2005-2008. Snowdon, A., Howard A., Altenhof, W., Patrick, L., Potvin, J., Dickey, J., Blue, I., Buck, M., Stamler, N., Sethi, S., Isherwood, R., Evans, S., Premji, S., Reilly, S., Rothe, P., Yanchar, N., Bruce, B., Duffy, L., & Boase, P. Enhanced Child Safety in Automobiles, Networks of Centers of Excellence, AUTO 21, $865,000 (Partners: Daimler Chrysler Canada, Ford Canada, Transport Canada, Century Graco, Research in Motion). I led the NB arm of this national study.
2004-2006. Single Mothers and Photovoice: A Community Health Assessment. UNB New Faculty Grant and the Dean’s office ($9,500).
2004-2005. The Lived Experience of Maritime Women with Cancer. ARCASN Research Seed Grant Award ($1500.00). Joint research with Dr. Catherine Aquino-Russell.


Letourneau, N., Duffy, L., & Duffet-Leger, L. (2012). Mothers affected by domestic violence: Intersections and opportunities with the justice system. Journal of Family Violence, 27(6), 585-596. doi:10.1007/s10896-012-9451-3

Duffy, L. (2011). “Step by step we are stronger”: Women’s empowerment through photovoice. Journal of Community Health Nursing, 28(2), 105-116. doi:10.1080/07370016.2011.564070

Duffy, L. (2010). Hidden heroines: Lone mothers assessing community health using photovoice. Health Promotion Practice, 11(6), 788-797. doi:10.1177/1524839908324779

Duffy, L., & Aquino-Russell, C. (2007). The lived experience of women with cancer: Phenomenological findings expressed through poetry. The Canadian Oncology Nursing Journal, 17 (4), 193-198. (French translation 199-205) (50%).

Duffy, L. (2006). Changing traditional thinking: How to prevent the spread of AIDS in rural Zimbabwe. Walden (Alumni Magazine, Inaugural Issue), Winter/Spring 2006. (Invited).

Duffy, L. (2005). Culture and context of HIV prevention: The Influence of gender inequality. Journal of Transcultural Nursing, 16(1), 1-9.

Duffy, L. (2005). Suffering, shame, and silence: The stigma of HIV/AIDS. Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care, 16(1), 13-20.

Duffy, L. (2002). A portable PhD. Health and Human Services E-Newsletter, December, 3-4. (Invited)

Duffy, L. (2000). From rote to reflection: An incredible learning journey. The Canadian Nurse, 96(7), 30-33.

Non Peer Reviewed:

Duffy, L. (2003). Glimpses of joy as well as sadness at Zimbabwe school. (Voices Column). Observer, 66(7), 30.

Duffy, L., & Duffy, D. (2002). An ugly turn in a beautiful land. Observer, 65(10), 31-32.