Suzanne Campbell

Associate Professor

Research Interests

simulation nursing education
interprofessional health professional education
health communication
lactation support
leadership in nursing
global maternal-infant-child health

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My research program examines the use of innovative teaching pedagogy, simulation, to teach clinical and non-technical skills such as women's health, lactation, and health communication. My most recent work involves testing of a global interprofessional therapeutic communication scale to assess therapeutic relationships between providers and patients. Through texts, workshops, and conference proceedings I have used technology to empower faculty, students, and health care providers to incorporate creative, practical, and research-based knowledge into pleasurable learning experiences. My clinical focus is reproductive social justice through the promotion and support of lactation and transition to new parenthood specifically for underserved populations. I consult internationally on lactation, simulation, nursing and interprofessional education.

Research Methodology

Instrument Development
quantitative quasi-experimental
knowledge translation


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Use of simulation for health care professionals education.

Instrument development evaluation and assessment of therapeutic health communication.

Lactation education

I am open to hosting Visiting International Research Students (non-degree, up to 12 months).

Great Supervisor Week Mentions

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Dr. Campbell is always supportive and passionate about nursing issues. She takes time to meet and talk with me whenever I ask, while balancing her other academic endeavours. She encourages me to think critically and pushes my thoughts to see issues with different angles and perspectives that I had not have thought of before entering my graduate studies. She is very enthusiastic about the scholarly works of others and provides me with so much encouragement and positivity. She is an amazing supervisor and I could not be any happier! #GreatSupervisor.

Anonymous (2017)




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