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Sue O'Donnell

Associate Professor

PhD

Nursing, Faculty of

MacLaggan Hall 115C

Fredericton

sue.o@unb.ca
1 506 458 7637



Other titles

Associate Dean, Research and Graduate Studies

Education

  • PhD (Interdisciplinary Studies) – University of New Brunswick, 2014
  • Master of Nursing – University of New Brunswick, 2009
  • Bachelor of Nursing – University of New Brunswick, 2002

Credentials: Registered Nurse, Nurses Association of New Brunswick (2002-present).

Areas of interest

Research themes: violence, workplace bullying, gender, health, sickness absence, knowledge mobilization, qualitative (grounded theory) and mixed-methods research.

My research interests broadly include violence, workplace bullying, gender, and health. I am particularly interested in understanding how gender and sex influence health within the context violence including experiences of workplace bullying. I also have an interest in the use of evidence-based online resources, including film, as a medium for knowledge mobilization. I created a film to disseminate the findings of my research with men who were bullied at work, and disseminated my research findings via guest blogs, twitter chats, webinars, etc.

Research grants

Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR). ($776,476; 2021-2026). Variation in Men's Health by Cumulative Lifetime Violence Severity and Social Determinants of Health: A Longitudinal Exploratory Study. Co-Principal Investigators: Scott-Storey, K. & O’Donnell, S. Co-investigators: Busolo, D., DiTomasso, E., Taylor, P., & Wuest, J.

New Brunswick Health Research Foundation (NBHRF) Bridge Grant Fund. ($34,641; 2021-2022). Women’s health promotion in the context of suicidality: A grounded theory study. Taylor, P., O’Donnell, S., Scott-Story, K., & Wuest, J.

New Brunswick Health Research Foundation (NBHRF) Bridge Grant Fund. ($34,409; 2020 - 2021). Variation in Men’s Health by Cumulative Lifetime Violence Severity and Social Determinants of Health: A Longitudinal Exploratory Study. Co-Principal Investigators: Scott-Storey, K. & O’Donnell, S. Co-investigators: Taylor, P., Wuest, J., Busolo, D. & DiTomasso, E.

New Brunswick Health Research Foundation (NBHRF) Bridge Grant Fund. ($34,973; 2019 - 2021). Cumulative Lifetime Violence and Men’s Health Promotion Processes: A Grounded Theory Photovoice study. Principal Investigator: O’Donnell, S. Co-investigators: Scott-Storey, K., Taylor, P., Wuest, J. & Busolo, D.

Nursing Resource Strategy Fund. ($8,090; 2019 - 2020). NB RN Prescribing Forum. Principal Applicant: O’Donnell, S.

Social Science and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Connections Grant. ($12,752; 2019 - 2020). Ending gender based violence: Harnessing research for action and social change. Lead Investigator: O’Donnell, S. Co-Investigator: Catherine Holtmann.

Public Health Agency of Canada Contract, ($46,893; 2018 - 2019). CASR-SF Canadian gender based violence survey. Co-Principal Investigators: Ford-Gilboe, M., & Wathen, N. Co-Investigators: Scott-Storey, K., O’Donnell, S., Varcoe, C., & MacMillan, H.

Public Health Agency of Canada Contract, ($11,891; 2018). Cognitive Testing of the CASR-SF among Men. Co-Principal Investigators: O’Donnell, S. & Scott-Storey, K. Co-Investigators: Ford-Gilboe, M., Varcoe, C., Wathen, N., & MacMillan, H.

Government of Canada & Fredericton Community Foundation, Community Fund for Canada’s 150th ($6,000; 2017 - 2018). Open Your Eyes Canada - Fredericton (OYEC-F) Principal Applicant: O’Donnell, S. Co-Applicant: Lloyd Salomone *These funds are not intended to support research rather will support a community based film project aimed at raising awareness about important social issues.

Canadian Women’s Wellness Initiative. ($18,375; 2017 - 2019). The lived experience of advanced standing program nursing students practicing transcendental meditation® Principal Investigator: Aquino-Russell, C. Co-Investigators: Aldiabat, K., O’Donnell, S., & Whalen, A.

Public Health Agency of Canada Contract. (2016-2021; $3,050,674). iHEAL in Context: Testing the effectiveness of a health promotion intervention for women who have experienced intimate partner violence. Project Collaborators: Ford-Gilboe, M., Varcoe, C., & Scott-Storey, K. Project Team: Browne, A., Jack, S., Jackson, K., MacMillan, H., Mantler, T., O’Donnell, S., Perrin, N., Smye, V., Vissandjee, B., & Wathen, N.

Healthy Minds Canada/Pfizer Canada & NBHRF. ($33,333.33; 2016 - 2019). Examining the use and effectiveness of workplace Employee Family Assistance Programs for the identification and treatment of employee depression. Principal Investigator: Read, E. Co-Investigators: Bruning, P., O’Donnell, S., & Donovan, J.

Public Health Agency of Canada Contract. (2016-2017; $25,960). Exploring the Applicability and Fit of the CASR-SF for Men and People of Diverse Genders. Project Co-leads: Scott-Storey, K. & O’Donnell, S. Project Collaborators: Ford-Gilboe, M., Varcoe, C.

Beatrice Hunter Cancer Research Institute Seed Funding Program & New Brunswick Health Research Foundation. (NBHRF) (2015-2016; $10,000). Young men, cancer treatment, and intimacy PIs: Wilkins, K., & Rickards, T. Co-Is: O’Donnell, S. & Scott-Storey, K.

Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Operating Grant. (2014-2019; $383,675). Masculinities, Lifetime Violence and Health. PIs: Scott-Storey, K., O’Donnell, S., & Wuest, J. Co-Is: MacIntosh, J., Hodgins, M., & Merritt-Gray, M.

University Research Fund Award. (2014-2016; $7,000). Understanding conditions that promote effective management of workplace bullying. O’Donnell, S.

New Brunswick Health Research Foundation (NBHRF) Operating Grant (2013-2014; $20,000). Masculinities, Lifetime Violence Exposure, and Health. PIs: Scott-Storey, K. & Wuest, J. Co-Is: MacIntosh, J., Hodgins, M., Merritt-Gray, M., & O’Donnell, S.

New Brunswick Health Research Foundation (NBHRF) Summer Studentship Program. (May-August, 2015; $5,768). Principal Applicant: O’Donnell, S. Co-Applicant: Scott, R (BN Student)

CIHR Institute of Gender and Health Gender, Sex and Health Trainee Knowledge Translation Supplement. Men are bullied too, ($4,250; 2013-2014). O’Donnell, S.

Awards and distinctions

  • Harrison McCain Foundation Young Scholar Award ($12,480; 2015-2017).
  • UNB Centre for Enhanced Teaching & Learning Visiting Scholar (May & June, 2015).
  • CIHR New Brunswick Regional Partnerships Program Health Professionals Fellowship ($165,000; 2010-2013).
  • CIHR Research Trainee (Doctoral Student), Dr. Judith MacIntosh ($25,000; 2009 2010).

Publications

Scott-Storey, K., O’Donnell, S., Busolo, D., DiTommaso, E., Malcolm, J., Taylor, P., Vincent, C., & Wuest, J. (2022). Cumulative lifetime violence severity, social determinants and anxiety in a national sample of Canadian men. BMC Psychiatry, 22:265. doi: https://doi.org/10.1186/s12888‑022‑03865‑8

Scott-Storey, K., O'Donnell, S., Ford-Gilboe, M., Varcoe, C., Wathen, N., Malcolm, J., & Vincent, C. (2022). What about the men? A critical review of men’s experiences of intimate partner violence. Journal of Trauma, Violence & Abuse, January.

Taylor, P. L., O'Donnell, S., Wuest, J., Scott-Storey, K., Vincent, C., & Malcolm, J. (2021). The mental health effects of cumulative lifetime violence in men: Disruptions in the capacity to connect with others and finding ways to reengage. Global Qualitative Nursing Research, 8, 1-16.

Wuest, J., O’Donnell, S., Scott-Storey, K., Malcolm, J., Vincent, C. & Taylor, P. (2021). Cumulative lifetime violence severity and chronic pain in a community sample of Canadian men. Pain Medicine, 22 (6), 1387-1398.

O’Donnell, S., Scott-Storey, K., Wuest, J., Malcolm, J., Taylor, P., & Vincent, C. (2020). Patterns and correlates of cannabis use by cumulative lifetime violence severity in a community sample of eastern Canadian men. Journal of Cannabis Research, 2(14), 1-17.

Scott-Storey, K., O’Donnell, S., Wuest, J., MacIntosh J., & Merritt-Gray M. (2020). The cumulative lifetime violence severity scale: Development and initial testing among men. BMC Public Health, 20 (418), 1-14.

Scott-Storey, S., O’Donnell, S., & Wuest, J. (2018). Cumulative lifetime violence severity: Does it make a difference to the health of Canadian men. International Journal of Men’s Social and Community Health, 1(1), e22-39.

O’Donnell, S., MacIntosh, J., & Bulman, D. (2017). The support needs of men who are bullied at work. International Journal of Men’s Health, 16(1). doi: 10.3149/jmh.1601.1

O’Donnell, S., & MacIntosh, J. (2016). Gender and workplace bullying: Men’s experiences of surviving bullying at work. Qualitative Health Research. doi: 10.1177/1049732314566321

MacIntosh, J., O’Donnell, S., Wuest, J., & Merritt-Gray, M. (2011). How workplace bullying changes how women promote their health. International Journal of Workplace Health Management, 4(1), 1753-8352. doi: 10.1108/17538351111118590

O’Donnell, S., MacIntosh, J., & Wuest, J. (2010). A theoretical understanding of sickness absence among women who have experienced workplace bullying. Qualitative Health Research, 20(4), 439-452. Lead article. doi: 10.1177/1049732310361242

Knowledge transfer activities

Government research report. O’Donnell, S., Scott-Storey, K., Ford-Gilboe, M., Varcoe, C. (2018, April 30). Cognitive Testing of the Composite Abuse Scale Revised-Short Form among Men. Report submitted to the Public Health Agency of Canada, Population Health Promotion and Innovation Division. Contract # 4500373009.

Government research report. Scott-Storey, K., O’Donnell, S., Ford-Gilboe, M., Varcoe, C. (2017, May 31). Expert Consultation: Applicability and Fit of CASR-SF for Men. Report submitted to the Public Health Agency of Canada, Population Health Promotion and Innovation Division. Contract #4500357652.

Canadian Bar Association, New Brunswick Chapter, Saint John, NB. Invited Panelist, Q&A on women and communication including identified tactics and outcomes associated with workplace bullying (2015).

Invited Speaker, Webinar, Consultation Service. Creating a Respectful Workplace. Canadian Association of University Research Administrators (2015).

Invited ‘Guest Blogger’. Article related to men’s experience of workplace bullying and stigma of seeking help. The Good Men Project (2014).

Presenter. Men’s experience with of workplace bullying. New Brunswick Respectful Workplace Week Public Presentation Series (2014).

Invited Speaker. Managing and addressing workplace bullying. Human Resources Association of New Brunswick (2014).

O'Donnell, S., & MacIntosh, J. (2013). Workplace bullying affects women's health and their work. Ending Violence Association of BC, 1, 3-8. Invited article.

O’Donnell, S. (2013). Distinguishing workplace bullying from other workplace experiences. Brunswickan, 146(19), 9.

O’Donnell, S. (2013). Distinguishing workplace bullying from other workplace experiences. The Baron, 11(8), 9.

MacIntosh, J., O’Donnell, S., & Roberts, B. (2013). Recognizing and addressing workplace bullying. Brunswickan, 146(21), 9.

MacIntosh, J., O’Donnell, S., & Roberts, B. (2013). Recognizing and addressing workplace bullying. The Baron, 11(9), 11.

Presenter. Hampering Respect: Overview of workplace bullying and its consequences. New Brunswick Respectful Workplace Week Public Presentation Series (2013).

Expert Trainer, Consultation Service. Training sessions for Human Rights and Positive Environment Office Advisors for workplace bullying. UNB Human Rights and Positive Environment Office (2013).

Invited Presenter, Consultation Service. Managing and addressing workplace bullying. Human Resources Association of New Brunswick (2013).