Shelley Doucet, RN, BN, MScN, PhD
Jarislowsky Chair in Interprofessional Patient-Centred Care
Associate Professor, University of New Brunswick Saint John
Adjunct Professor, Dalhousie Medicine New Brunswick
Tel: (506) 654-3419
Fax: (506) 648-5784
NB SPOR Network
- BN, University of New Brunswick Saint John, 2005
- MScN, University of Western Ontario, 2007
- PhD (Interdisciplinary Studies), University of New Brunswick, 2010
- Certification - Educating Health Professionals in Interprofessional Care
(EHPIC - U of T), 2011
- Certification - Interprofessional Education Teaching Certificate Program
Key area(s) of interest/expertise
- Interprofessional practice
- Integrated care
- Patient-centred care
- Primary health care
- Health system reform
- Graduate teaching: supervise students' dissertations, theses, and reports
- Undergraduate teaching: primarily courses related to professional relationships, health communication, family nursing, and the Canadian health care system
Research grant summary (*select)
2018 - Jarislowsky Foundation. Research Chair Endowment. Title: Jarislowsky Chair in Interprofessional Patient-Centred Care. Role: Chair Holder - $500,000
2018-2019 - Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) / Several Matching Partners (including NBHRF). Operating Grant: CIHR SPOR PIHCI Network: Knowledge Synthesis. Title: Interventions to support transitions in care for children and families with complex health care needs in the community. Peer reviewed competition. Role: Nominated Principal Investigator - $97,871
2018-2019 - Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) / Several Supporting Organizations. Operating Grant: SSHRC Connections Grant. Title: Mobilizing connections to build early childhood partnerships in Nova Scotia. Role: Co-Applicant - $44,897 ($24,927 from SSHRC, $19,970 from other sources).
2018 - Gift from Sandra Irving. Donation to provide an additional research grant for the Patients’ Den (an event I hosted). Title: Patients' Den: Patients setting research priorities in primary and integrated health care innovations. Role: Principal Investigator - $5,000
2018-2022 - CIHR SPOR PIHCI Network: Programmatic Grant. Title: Case management in primary care for frequent users of healthcare services with chronic diseases and complex care needs: Implementation and realist evaluations. Nominated PI: C. Hudon; My role: Co-PI. Co-Investigators/Collaborators/PIs: several Canadian stakeholders across sectors. Funded 1:1 by CIHR and matching provincial partners, including $200,000 from NBHRF. Total = $2,000,000
2018 - CIHR Maritime SPOR Support Unit (MSSU) Patient Engagement Support Bursary. Title: Patients' den: Patients setting research priorities in primary and integrated health care innovations. Role: Nominated Principal Investigator - $1,500
2017-2019 - Jarislowsky Foundation / Purdy Crawford: Postdoctoral Fellowship Endowment. Title: The Purdy Crawford / Stephen Jarislowsky Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Health Policy. Role: Applicant (as Postdoctoral Supervisor) - $80,000
2016-2018 - CIHR SPOR PIHCI Network: Comparative Program and Policy Analysis Grant. Title: Policies and program innovations that connect primary health care, social services, public health and community supports in Canada: A comparative policy analysis. Nominated PI: J. Haggerty; My role: Co-Pl. Co-Investigators/Collaborators/PIs: several Canadian stakeholders across sectors. Funded 1:1 by CIHR and 8 matching provincial partners, including NBHRF. Total = $243,750
2016-2021 - CIHR SPOR Network in Chronic Disease. Title: CHILD BRIGHT - Child Health Initiatives Limiting Disability - Brain Research Improving Growth and Health Trajectories. Co- PIs: A. Majnemer, S. Miller, D. Goldowitz; Co- Investigators/Collaborators: several Canadian stakeholders across sectors - Funded by CIHR ($12,500,000), NBHRF ($250,000), & other matching partners ($12,250,000). Total = $25,000,000
2015-2016 - CIHR Operating Grant: SPOR PIHCI Network Quick Strike. Title: Children with complex health conditions: Let’s learn who they are and their needs to better serve them! Co- PIs: S. Doucet, R. Azar, W. Montelpare; Co- Investigators/Collaborators: S. Gander, M. Andre Doucet, A. Horsman, N. Hyndman, T. McDonald, B. Miedema, G. Potter, R. Stoddard - $100,175
2015-2018 - New Brunswick Children’s Foundation Operating Grant to develop and evaluate a New Brunswick virtual health centre for children with complex health conditions. Co-PIs: S. Doucet & R. Azar - $750,000
2015-2020 - NB SPOR Network in Primary & Integrated Health Care Innovations (PIHCI): Management & Operations Grant for the NB SPOR PIHCI Network. NB Tripartite Leadership Team: B. Miedema, S. Doucet, B. Green, J. Young, J. Kingston, M. Andre Doucet; Co-Investigators: R. Azar, T. McDonald, W. McIver, P. Peters; Participants: several additional stakeholders across sectors - Funded by CIHR ($500,000) & NBHRF ($500,000). Total = $1,000,000
2015-2020 – PEI SPOR Network in Primary & Integrated Health Care Innovations (PIHCI): Management & Operations Grant for the NB SPOR PIHCI Network. PEI Tripartite Leadership Team: W. Montelpare, A. Celliers, M. Spidel; Co-Investigators: several stakeholders across sectors - Funded by CIHR ($500,000), the Medical Society of PEI ($100,000), & Health PEI ($100,000). Total = $700,000
2014-2019 - Jarislowsky Foundation / New Brunswick Health Research Foundation / Sir James Dunn Foundation Research Chair Endowment. Chair Title: The Jarislowsky Chair in Interprofessional Patient-Centred Care. Chair Holder: S. Doucet. Funded by [Jarislowsky Foundation ($1,000,000), NBHRF ($500,000), and Sir James Dunn Foundation ($500,000)]. Total = $2,000,000
2014-2016 - CIHR Operating Grant to understand how interprofessional collaboration can be enhanced through early socialization, during recruitment and career choice, before the various health professionals are ‘siloed’ into separate training programs. PIs: S. Price & S. Reeves, Team of 18 local and international Co-I’s/Collaborators across disciplines (my role - Collaborator) - $193,582
2014 - New Brunswick Health Research Foundation Research Workshop Support Grant to host a workshop to establish a New Brunswick Community of Practice in Interprofessional Education and Practice. PI: S. Doucet - $4,304
2014-2015 - CIHR SPOR NB Network in Primary and Integrated Health Care Innovations. NB Tripartite Leadership Team: B. Miedema, B. Davies, K. Wilson; Co-I’s: S. Doucet, R. Azar, T. Rickards; Participants: several additional stakeholders across sectors. Funded by CIHR ($75,000) & NBHRF ($75,000). Total = $150,000
2014-2015 - CIHR SPOR PEI Network in Primary and Integrated Health Care Innovations. PEI Tripartite Leadership Team: W. Montelpare, A. Celliers M. Spidel; Co-I’s: S. Doucet, B. Miedema; Participants: several additional stakeholders across sectors. Funded by CIHR ($75,000) & PEI ($75,000 in kind). Total = $150,000
2013-2015 - The goal for the collaboration is to build a Norway/Canada/US interprofessional partnership that will provide students and faculty from the universities involved with opportunities to participate in educational exchanges in international learning and interprofessional working. PI: F. Jacobsen, Co-I’s: P. Clark, S. Doucet, H. Eide, K. Skovdahl, H. Tuntland, G., van den Bergh. Norwegian Funder - $150,000 NOK
2013-2015 - Connected voices: Integrating interprofessional patient oriented mobile health interventions to manage chronic disease and promote smoking cessation. Primary Lead - M. Johnson, Co-leads: S. Doucet, J. Jbilou, M. Levesque, D. Cormier, A. Dube. Funded by Pfizer & NBHRF & In Kind (Cisco, FacilicorpNB) / $150,000 & $75,000 & $130,000. Total = $355,000
2013-2015 - Dalhousie University Faculty of Medicine Living Laboratory Research Fund to explore students’ perceptions of their interprofessional education experiences during their undergraduate medical education. PI: S. Doucet; Co-I’s: P. Alexiadis Brown, G. Sullivan, S. Jennings, J. Jennings, T. Cole, J. Steeves, J. Sargeant, C. Andrews, A. Godden-Webster, S. Price, L. Bainbridge - $5000
2013 - Nova Scotia Health Research Foundation REDI Team Development Award to develop a knowledge synthesis research proposal for submission to CIHR (Fall 2013) related to enhancing interprofessional collaboration through early health professional socialization. PI: S. Price, Co-I’s: S. Doucet, G. Tomblin Murphy, J. Curran, K. Lackie - $9,979
2012-2014 - Horizon Health Network Health Innovation Research Fund to assess student outcomes when participating in the interprofessional Health Mentors Program. PIs: S. Doucet, T. Packer, Co-I’s: P. Alexiadis Brown, C. Andrews, A. Godden Webster, H. Lauckner, D. MacKenzie, C. Stewart. PI - $12,000
2012-2014 - CIHR Planning Grant to host an international workshop aimed at developing and applying social theories to improve interprofessional education and collaboration in health. PIs: S. Doucet, L. Bainbridge, Co-I’s: I. Oandasan, S. Hean, P. Clark, D. Craddock; M. Hammick, R. Mpofu, R. Pitt - $25,000
2012-2015 - SSHRC Insight Grant to evaluate higher education in a digital economy using an institutional ethnography approach. PI: A. MacLeod, Team of 15 local and international Co-I’s/Collaborators across disciplines (my role - Collaborator) - $297,525
2011-2012 - Nova Scotia Health Research Foundation. Research Enterprise Development Initiatives (REDI) Grant to build capacity for a program of research to study the impact of a new UGME curriculum on educational outcomes, health care, community and the Maritimes. PIs: F. Bergin, K. Mann, Co-I’s: P. Alexiadis-Brown, S. Doucet, G. Kephart, A. Macleod, K. MacPherson, J. Sargeant, J. Steeves - $10,000
2011-2013 - Horizon Health Network Health Promotion Research Fund to explore the experience of patients as educators in an interprofessional health education program. PI: S. Doucet, Co-I’s: H. Lauckner, S. Wells - $12,000
Recent peer-reviewed publications
Luck, K., & Doucet, S. (2018). What are the perceptions, experiences, and behaviors of health care providers after implementation of a comprehensive smoke-free hospital policy? Global Qualitative Nursing Research, 5, 1-14. doi:10.1177/2333393618756770
Luke, A., Doucet, S., & Azar, R. (2018). Pediatric patient navigation models of care in Canada: An environmental scan. Paediatrics & Child Health, 1-10. doi: 10.1093/pch/pxx176
Charlton, P., Azar, R., Luke, A., Doucet, S., Montelpare, W., Nagel, D., Hyndman, N., & Thompson, K. (2017). Falling through the cracks: Barriers to accessing services for children with complex health conditions and their families in New Brunswick. Journal of New Brunswick Studies, 8, 133-158.
Clark, P., Weeks, L., Van den Bergh, G., & Doucet, S. (2017). Gerontology across the professions and the Atlantic: Development and evaluation of an interprofessional and international course on aging and health. Gerontology & Geriatrics Education, 38(2), 141-157. doi: 10.1080/02701960.2016.1144599
Doucet, S., Nagel, D., Azar, R., Montelpare W., Charlton, P., Hyndman, N., Luke, A., & Stoddard, R. (2017). A mixed-methods quick strike research protocol to learn about children with complex health conditions and their families. International Journal of Qualitative Methods, 16, 1-12. doi: 10.1177/1609406917731426
Graves, M., Doucet, S., Dubé, A. & Johnson, M. (2017). Health professionals’ and patients’ perceived barriers and facilitators to collaborating when communicating through the use of information and communication technologies. Journal of Interprofessional Education & Practice. 10, 85–91.
Dube, A., Harris, G., Gahagan, J., & Doucet, S. (2016). Bridging the silos in HIV and Hepatitis C: A cross-provincial qualitative study. BMC Public Health. 62(7), 739-746. doi: 10.1007/s00038-016-0914-9
Graves, M., Doucet, S. (2016). Factors affecting interprofessional collaboration when communicating through the use of telemedicine: A literature review. Journal of Research in Interprofessional Practice and Education, 6.2, 1-33.
Nagel, D. A., Stacey, D., Momtahan, K., Gifford, W., Doucet, S., & Etowa, J. (2016). Getting a picture: A grounded theory of nurses knowing the person in a virtual environment. Journal of Holistic Nursing. 35(1), 67-85. doi: 10.1177/0898010116645422
Doucet, S., Loney, E., & Alexiadis Brown, P. (2016). Perceptions of graduating health professional students of their interprofessional education experiences during pre-licensure education. Journal of Allied Health, 45(2), 5-9.
Curran, V., Reid, A., Reiss, P., Doucet, S., & Price, S., Alcock, L., & Fitzgerald, S. (2015). The use of information and communications technologies in the delivery of interprofessional education: A review of evaluation level outcomes. Journal of Interprofessional Care, 29(6), 541-550. doi: 10.3109/13561820.2015.1021002
Doucet, S., MacKenzie, D., Loney, E., Godden-Webster, A., Lauckner, H., Alexiadis Brown, P., Andrews, C., & Packer, T. (2014). Curricular factors that unintentionally affect learning in a community-based interprofessional education program: The student perspective. Journal of Research in Interprofessional Practice and Education, 4.2, 1-30. Published online: http://dx.doi.org/10.22230/jripe.2014v4n2a174
*Mackenzie, D., *Doucet, S., Nasser, S., Godden-Webster, A., & Andrews, C. (2014). Collaboration behind-the-scenes: Key to effective interprofessional education. Journal of Interprofessional Care, 28(4), 381–383. doi: 0.3109/13561820.2014.890923
Price, S., Doucet, S., & McGillis Hall, L. (2014). The historical social positioning of nursing and medicine: Implications for career choice, early socialization, and interprofessional collaboration. Journal of Interprofessional Care, 28(2), 103-109. doi: 10.3109/13561820.2013.867839
Doucet, S. (2014). Becoming a nurse scientist: The critical role of mentorship, collaboration, and foundational experiences as a graduate student. Scholarly and Research Communication, 5(1), 1-6.
Doucet, S., Lauckner, H., & Wells, S. (2013). Patients’ messages as educators in an interprofessional health education program. Journal of Research in Interprofessional Practice and Education, 3, 92-102.
Hean, S., Anderson, L., Bainbridge, L., Clark, P., Craddock, D., Doucet, S., Hammick, M., Mpofu, R., O’Halloran, C., Oandasan, I., & Pitt, R. (2013). IN-2-THEORY: Interprofessional theory, scholarship and collaboration: A community of practice. Journal of Interprofessional Care, 27, 88-90. doi: 10.3109/13561820.2012.743979
Doucet, S., Buchanan, J., Cole, T., & McCoy, C. (2013). A team approach to an undergraduate interprofessional communication course. Journal of Interprofessional Care, 27, 272-273. doi: 10.3109/13561820.2012.743978
McCormack, D., Carr, T., McCloskey, Keeping-Burke, L., R. Furlong, K., & Doucet, S. (2012). Getting through ethics: The fit between research ethics board assessments and qualitative research. Journal of Empirical Research on Human Research Ethics, 7, 30–36. doi: 10.1525/jer.2012.7.5.30
*Lauckner, H., *Doucet, S., & Wells, S. (2012). Patient as educators: The challenges and benefits of sharing experiences with students. Medical Education, 46, 992–1000. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2923.2012.04356.x
Doucet, S., Andrews, C., Godden-Webster, A., Lauckner, H., & Nasser, S. (2012). The Dalhousie Health Mentors Program: Introducing students to collaborative patient-centred practice. Journal of Interprofessional Care, 26, 336-338. doi: 10.3109/13561820.2012.680631
Doucet, S., Buchanan, J., & Cole, T. (2012). Code blue challenge: Let the extracurricular interprofessional games begin. Journal of Interprofessional Care, 26, 245–246. doi: 10.3109/13561820.2011.653611
Doucet, S., Letourneau, N., & Robertson Blackmore, E. (2012). Support needs of mothers who experience postpartum psychosis and their partners. Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, and Neonatal Nursing, 41, 236-245. doi: 10.1111/j.1552-6909.2011.01329.x
Doucet, S., Jones, I., Letourneau, N., Dennis, C.L, & Robertson Blackmore, E.(2011). Interventions for the prevention and treatment of postpartum psychosis: A systematic review. Archives of Women's Mental Health, 14(2), 89-98.
Doucet, S., Letourneau, N., & Stoppard, J. (2010). Contemporary paradigms for research related to women’s mental health. Health Care for Women International, 31, 296-312.
Doucet, S., Dennis, C-L., Letourneau, N., & Robertson Blackmore, E. (2009). Differentiation and clinical implications of postpartum depression and postpartum psychosis. Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, and Neonatal Nursing, 38, 269-279.
Doucet, S., & Letourneau, N. (2009). Coping and suicidal ideations in women with symptoms of postpartum depression. Clinical Medicine: Reproductive Health, 3, 9-19.
Participated in the delivery of over 100 presentations focused on interprofessional education and practice at local, national, and international conferences and workshops.
Professional practice and committees
- Member of several interprofessional university and community committees
- Active reviewer for the following journals (among others):
- Journal of Interprofessional Care
- Journal of Research in Interprofessional Practice and Education
- Active community volunteer for the following initiatives (among others):