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)
- 2018-2022 - 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. A., 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. A., 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. 1-7.
- 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. doi: 10.1007/s00038-016-0914-9 [published Online First, Oct 25, 2016]
- 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. doi 10.1177/0898010116645422 [published Online First, May 9, 2016].
- 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.
- Clark, P., Weeks, L., Van den Bergh, G., & Doucet, S. (2016). Gerontology across the professions and the Atlantic: Development and evaluation of an interprofessional and international course on aging and health. Gerontology & Geriatrics Education. Online publication, 1-17. doi: 10.1080/02701960.2016.1144599
- Hean, S., Doucet, S., Ball, V., Anderson, L., Baldwin, C., Green, C., Pitt, R. Snyman, S., Schmidtt, M., Clark, P., GIlbert, J., & Oandasan, I. (2015). Moving from atheoretical to theoretical approaches to interprofessional client-centred collaborative practice. Chapter in the Following Book: Interprofessional Client-centred Collaborative Practice – What does it look like? How can it be achieved? New York: NOVA Publishers.
- 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 Target: Journal of Research in Interprofessional Practice and Education, 4.2, 1-30.
- *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. (2012). A team approach to an undergraduate interprofessional communication course. Journal of Interprofessional Care. Advance online publication. doi: 10.3109/13561820.2012.743978
- McCormack, D., Carr, T., McCloskey, R., Keeping-Burke, L., 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 educators' experiences: The challenges and benefits of sharing experiences with students. Medical Education, 46, 992-1000. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2923.2012.04356.x
- Baxter, L., Crocker, K., Doucet, S., Godden Webster, A., & Nasser, S. (2012). Connecting with the community through volunteer Health Mentors. Proceedings of the 2011 AAU Teaching Showcase, 15, 10-13.
- 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):