Tracey Rickards

Lecturer

PhD

Nursing, Faculty of

MacLaggan Hall 207

Fredericton

srickar1@unb.ca
1 506 447 3412



Education

  • 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

Areas of interest

  • Lesbian health
  • LBGT families
  • Women’s health
  • Addiction
  • Community health
  • Culture, diversity
  • Hepatitis C, HIV/AIDS
  • Primary health care
  • Social justice, human rights

Teaching

  • 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, committees and 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