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Shelley Doucet

Graduate Student

  • Program: Ph.D in Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Email: shelley.doucet@unb.ca
  • Funding Source: Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council

Shelley completed her undergraduate degree at the University of New Brunswick (Saint John) in Nursing and then continued on to graduate studies at the University of Western Ontario. Shelley returned to the University of New Brunswick (Fredericton) to complete her PhD in Interdisciplinary Studies under the supervision of Dr. Letourneau. Shelley was awarded a SSHRC CGS Doctoral Fellowship, a CIHR Strategic Training Fellowship in Primary Health Care, an O'Brien Fellowship, and an Atlantic Region Canadian Association Schools of Nursing Research Grant to support her PhD research.

Shelley is currently an Instructor in the Department of Nursing & Health Sciences at UNBSJ and an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Medicine at Dalhousie University. Shelley's experiences teaching interprofessional student teams in classroom and clinical settings, as well as her ongoing clinical experiences in mental health nursing, have lead her to establish interprofessional health education initiatives and to explore their outcomes. At UNBSJ there is a strong commitment toward achieving excellence in interprofessional health education and research. Shelley's program of research explores the impact of this shift in education on the practice of future clinicians and more importantly on patient outcomes. Shelley is rapidly expanding her research program and has established two major interdisciplinary and inter-institutional projects with UNBSJ, Dalhousie University, the New Brunswick Community College, and Horizon Health Network that has already positioned her as a key player in the growth of the health research cluster at UNBSJ.