Heather Arthur began her career at McMaster University in 1981 as a Lecturer with the School of Nursing. She held the position of a tenured Full Professor with the School.
Heather held a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from McMaster University, a Master of Science in Nursing (Cardiac), and a Doctor of Philosophy in Medical Sciences from the University of Toronto. Heather’s principal areas of interest were in Cardiac Rehabilitation; Type A Behaviour Pattern/ Hostility related to coronary heart disease (CHD); Women and Heart Disease; and psychosocial and behavioural predictors of CHD and recovery/rehabilitation from CHD.
Heather held the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario/Michael G. DeGroote Endowed Chair in Cardiovascular Nursing Research and was also Chief Scientific Officer at Hamilton Health Sciences (HHS).