Dr Kendall is visiting from the School of Nursing and Midwifery, Curtin University, Perth, Western Australia from 1st August to 31st October 2012. He teaches human development at undergraduate and graduate levels and has a research program in early child development. Dr Kendall’s interdisciplinary research focuses on the effects of societal factors, family psychosocial processes, and family life-stress on children’s mental health. He has specific expertise in the quantitative analysis of complex longitudinal population-based datasets. During his visit he is working with A/Prof Susan Dahinten on the development of a family psychosocial screening instrument that can be used by paediatric nurses to determine the type and level of support required by families with seriously and chronically ill children.
Dr. Maria Lohan is a Senior Lecturer in Health Sciences in the School of Nursing and Midwifery, QUB. She is a sociologist by background (PhD, Trinity College Dublin) and has worked in inter-disciplinary settings for over ten years in Schools of Nursing and Midwifery (initially in Trinity College Dublin and presently in Queen’s University Belfast). Maria’s research on men’s (and young men’s) sexual and reproductive health is internationally recognized through publications in leading international journals such as Social Science and Medicine, Journal of Adolescent Health and Culture Health and Sexuality and through invitations to speak to academic audiences in North America, Europe and the UK. She is visiting the UBC School of Nursing in June/July 2012 and will return in 2013 as a Peter Wall Institute International Visiting Research Scholar. During her visits, she will be collaborating with Professor John Oliffe.
Mr. Hudson Santos Junior is a doctoral candidate at the University of São Paulo School of Nursing at São Paulo, Brazil. He is visiting the UBC School of Nursing from July to December 2012. During this period he is working with Dr. Wendy Hall on research data analysis about Brazilian women's experiences with postpartum depression. His research interests include perinatal mental health, mother-infant interaction and infant outcomes.
Dr. Spiri is visiting the UBC School of Nursing from Universidade Estadual Paulista Júlio de Mesquita Filho from October 2011 to September 2012. She teaches at the undergraduate and graduate levels in the areas of health services and nursing management. During her visit, she is an acting member of Dr. Maura MacPhee’s research team, assisting with grounded theory work on nursing leadership empowerment. She is also conducting thematic analyses of Brazilian nurse manager interview data with respect to their understanding of “evidence-based” nurse management.
Ms. Wang (Maggie) is a doctoral candidate at the Institute of Allied Health Sciences, National Cheng Kung University. In addition she is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology, Chung Shan Medical University, Taiwan (R.O.C.). She is visiting the UBC School of Nursing from February 2012 to January 2013. During her visit, she is working with Prof. Joy Johnson and carrying out research focused on how gender and culture shape women’s mental health.