Dr. Dave Holmes

Director and Associate Dean
Full Professor, University of Ottawa

Dave Holmes is Professor and University Research Chair in Forensic. After completing his BSc (Ottawa, 1991), MSc (Montreal, 1998) and PhD (Montreal, 2002) in Nursing, Professor Holmes completed a CIHR post-doctoral fellowship in Health Care, Technology and Place at the University of Toronto, Faculty of Social Work (2003). To date, Pr Holmes received funding, as principal investigator, from CIHR and SSHRC, to conduct his research program on risk management in the fields of Public Health and Forensic Nursing. Most of his work, comments, essays, analyses and research are based on the poststructuralist works of Deleuze & Guattari and Michel Foucault. His works have been published in top-tier journals in nursing, criminology, sociology and medicine. Professor Holmes has published over 106 articles in peer reviewed journals and 27 book chapters. He is co-editor of Critical Interventions in the Ethics of Health Care (Surrey, Ashgate – April 2009), Abjectly Boundless: Boundaries, Bodies and Health Care (Surrey, Ashgate – January 2010), and editor of (Re)Thinking Violence in Health Care Settings: A Critical Approach (Surrey, Ashgate – December 2011). He has presented at numerous national and international conferences. He was appointed as Honorary Visiting Professor in Australia, the United States and the United Kingdom.