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Nicole Letourneau

Biography

Dr. Nicole Letourneau PhD RN FCAHS FAAN, is Professor in the Faculty of Nursing and Cumming School of Medicine (Pediatrics, Psychiatry and Community Health Sciences) at the University of Calgary, where she holds a Research Chair in Parent and Child Mental Health and is Director of RESOLVE (Research and Education for Solutions to Violence) Alberta and Executive Director of AVA (Alliance against Violence and Adversity). She is Principal Investigator of the Child Health Intervention and Longitudinal Development (CHILD) Studies Program (www.CHILDStudies.ca), examining parenting and child health & development in the context of maternal depression, family violence and other toxic stressors and early adversity. She has attained >$70 million CDN in research funding, with $23 million as Principal or Co-Principal Investigator. She is the author of three books including Scientific Parenting (2013), What Kind of Parent Am I? (2018) and Parenting and Child Development (2020) as well as 220 peer reviewed papers. A regular contributor of opinion-editorials appearing in online/print media such as the HuffPost and Toronto Star, she is the most followed nurse on Twitter in the world. She has attained many honours including Canada’s Top New CIHR Investigator in 2006, Canada’s Top 40 Under 40 in 2007, Awards for Research Excellence from the College and Association of Registered Nurses of Alberta (CARNA) in 2015 and Canadian Association of Schools of Nursing in 2017, and the Excellence in Leadership Award from Canadian Association of Perinatal and Women’s Health Nurses in 2019. In 2020, she received the prestigious Canadian Nurses Association Jeanne Mance award for career achievement and was inducted into the American Academy of Nursing.

Discipline: Nursing

Centre: University of Calgary

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