I am a second-year PhD student at Memorial University of Newfoundland School of Nursing. My research interest is foot health and I hope to be a key contributor to this body of knowledge. I am particularly interested in populations at risk for foot health problems such as individuals with diabetes, peripheral vascular disease, arthritis, and the elderly. I am interested in positively impacting government policy related to provision of foot-care services for these individuals so they can maintain independence and quality of life.
As a Nurse Educator, I am passionate about teaching the importance of foot health to undergraduate nursing students and nurses completing continuing studies. On a national level I am a member of the Canadian Association of Foot Care Nurses and serve as co-editor for their newsletter and on a provincial level I am a member of the Newfoundland Foot Care Special Interest Group.
The generous support of the Association of Registered Nurses of Newfoundland and Labrador Education and Research Trust 25th Anniversary Scholarship will help me in the development of a program of research in the area of foot health. As well, it will allow me to avail of learning opportunities to strengthen my research skills and focus more on my areas of service.