Dr. Wendy Sword, Assistant Dean of Research
In 2005, a long-term commitment was made to developing research capacity in the School with the establishment of the position of Assistant Dean (Research). This role was created “to provide leadership in defining, implementing, sustaining and evaluating an ambitious research agenda for the School of Nursing.” It is my pleasure and honour to serve as the first Assistant Dean (Research).
McMaster University School of Nursing is known for its research excellence. Consistent with the strategic goals of the university, we engage in interdisciplinary research and integrate research and teaching. School of Nursing faculty members value the partnerships they have developed with investigators, clinicians and decision makers locally, provincially, nationally and internationally. These linkages ensure that our research is addressing questions of relevance, and assist in translating research findings into policy and practice.
Because our numbers of full-time, part-time and clinical faculty members continue to grow, it is important to offer services that support and enhance research endeavours. Our research infrastructure has expanded to include a full-time Research Coordinator and a full-time Research Assistant to assist all faculty members in the School of Nursing. As such, we are able to offer a comprehensive system of support for research grant development and knowledge translation activities. We also offer time limited, part time support for the implementation of funded projects. To further develop research capacity, we provide a variety of workshops and seminars.
Please take the time to explore our Web site. We are excited about the opportunities available for nurse led research, and we look forward to strengthening our contributions to new knowledge.
Acting Assistant Dean (Research)
Dr. Maureen Markle-Reid