Petrea Taylor

Associate Professor

PhD, MN, RN, PMHN (c)

Nursing, Faculty of

Office 140

1 506 869 6427

Part of the GAU/ able to supervise students.


  • PhD Interdisciplinary Studies, University of New Brunswick 2018
  • Master of Nursing, University of New Brunswick 2002
  • Bachelor of Nursing, University of New Brunswick 1997

Area of teaching and scholarly expertise

  • Gender, violence and mental health
  • Mental health, nursing theories and communication

Research and scholarly grants

  • Women's Health Promotion in the Context of Suicidality
  • 2024 ResearchNB Summer Studentship 2024 $9000 (principal investigator, PI)
  • 2024 New Brunswick Innovative Foundation Research Assistant Initiative Award $30,000 (PI)
  • 2021 ResearchNB (NBHRF) Bridge Funding $35,000
  • Cumulative Lifetime Violence in Men: - 2023 Canadian Institute for Health Research Project Grant $700,000 (co-investigator; PI's Dr. Kelly Scott-Storey & Dr. Sue O'Donnell).
  • iHEAL Women, Intimate Partner Violence, Implementation Study
  • 2022 Public Health Agency of Canada $2,000,000 (co-investigator; PI Dr. Marilyn Ford-Gilboe, Dr. Kelly Scott-Storey, & Dr. Annette Browne).

Research expertise

Women, suicidality, grounded theory, photovoice, gender, mental health, qualitative research, violen

Awards and distinctions

Research and scholarly publications

Taylor, P. (2023) A Relational Approach to Violence Research: A feminist study on women’s help-seeking for suicidality in the wake of intimate partner violence. Holtmann, C., O’Donnell, S. & Neilson, L. Ending Gender Based Violence: Harnessing Research for Social Change. Muriel McQueen Fergusson Centre for Family Violence Research (MMFC), Fredericton, NB. Captus Press ~ Books, Online Multimedia Courses and Software.

Taylor, P. (2022). Enduring and Distancing: A grounded theory and photovoice study about women’s help-seeking for suicidality in the wake of intimate partner violence. Journal of Family Violence.

Taylor, P. (2022). Challenging the Myth of “Attention Seeking” Women with Suicidality: A Grounded Theory Study about Applying Counter-Pressure to Manage System Entrapment. Issues in Mental Health Nursing, 43 (7) 1–12.

Scott-Storey, K., O’Donnell, S., Busolo, D., DiTommaso, E., Malcolm, J., Taylor, P., Vincent, C. D., & Wuest, J. (2022). Cumulative lifetime violence severity, social determinants and anxiety in a national sample of Canadian men. BMC Psychiatry, 22(1).

Taylor, P., O'Donnell, S., Wuest, J, Scott-Storey, K Vincent, C Malcom, 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: 1-30.

Committees and volunteer work

  • Chair of the Faculty of Nursing Research Day Committee
  • Member of the Faculty of Nursing Ethics Committee
  • Board Member of the John Howard Society, Moncton, NB
  • Member of the Provincial Suicide Fatality Committee, NB