Professors Samia Chreim and Doug Angus will contribute to the new Nursing Best Practice Research Centre (NBPRC) established in late 2012 to advance research, foster collaboration and facilitate knowledge transfer linked to best nursing practices. The NBPRC was elevated to full research centre following six very successful years as a research unit; it was founded in January 2006 by the University and the Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario with funding from the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care.
Professor Chreim will contribute her expertise in health management, one of her main research areas. In 2009 she was awarded a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council grant to study the change and identity dynamics of inter-professional and inter-organizational collaboration in healthcare.
Professor Angus will contribute health care management, health policy and health economics perspectives. He noted that his research and teaching collaborations with School of Nursing colleagues like Professors Barbara Davies (Co-Director of the Centre), Nancy Edwards and Ian Graham over the years made it natural that he become a member of the NBPRC.
Professor Angus noted, “I envision my future involvement to encompass collaboration on major research grant proposals – especially to Canadian Institutes of Health Research, covering such areas as knowledge transfer related to clinical practice – research, and continued guest lectures to students involved in the School of Nursing and the Centre.”
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