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Janet Landeen


Dr. Janet Landeen is a retired faculty member. Following a 20 year career in hospital and community based psychiatric mental health nursing; Dr. Landeen became a member of faculty in the School of Nursing at McMaster in 1987. Initially she was cross-appointed with the Hamilton Program for Schizophrenia.  She ​was full time with the School of Nursing ​from 1998 and was Assistant Dean of the Undergraduate Nursing Education Program from 2004-2012. Dr. Landeen served on both the University Senate and the University Board of Governors as an elected faculty representative.  She is also an elected member of the Canadian Association of Schools of Nursing Accreditation Bureau.

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  • Landeen, J., Jewiss, T., Vajoczki, S., & Vine, M. (2013). Exploring Consistency in a Problem-based Learning Context: Perceptions of Students and Faculty.  Nursing Education in Practice, 13 (4), 277-282, DOI: 10.1016/j.nepr.2013.03.013.
  • Baxter, PAkhtar-Danesh, N., Landeen, J., & Norman, G. (March-April 2012).  Teaching critical management skills to senior nursing students:  Video-taped or interactive “hands-on” instruction?  Nursing Education Perspectives. 33(2), 106-110.
  • Anthony, S.E., & Landeen, J.  (2009).  Evolution of Canadian nursing curricula: A critical retrospective analysis of power and caring.  International Journal of Nursing Education Scholarship, 6(1), Article 18.  DOI: 10.2202/1548-923X.1766.
  • McCay, E., Beanlands, H., Zipursky, R., Roy, P., Leszcz, M., Landeen, J., Ryan, K., Conrad, G., Romano, D., Francis, D., Hunt, J., Costantini, L., & Chan, E. (2007). A randomised controlled trial of a group intervention to reduce engulfment and self-stigmatisation in first episode schizophrenia. Australian e-Journal for the Advancement of Mental Health, 6(3),
  • Akhtar-Danesh, N. & Landeen, J. (Sept. 4, 2007). Relation between depression and sociodemographic factors.  International Journal of Mental Health Systems, 1:4, DOI:10.1186/1752-4458-1-4.
  • Volman, L. & Landeen, J. (2007). Uncovering the sexual self in people with schizophrenia. Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing. 14, 411-417.
  • Landeen, J., Seeman, M., Goering, P., & Streiner, D.  (2007). Perceived Stigma on Two Dimensions of Recovery. Clinical Schizophrenia and Related Psychoses, 1:1, 64-68.
  • Archie, S., Goldberg, J., Akhtar-Danesh, N., Landeen, J., McNicoll, J. & McGiven, J. (2007). Psychotic Disorders, Eating Habits and Physical Activity: Who is Ready for Lifestyle Changes?  Psychiatric Services, 58, 233-239.
  • Beanlands, H., McCay, E., & Landeen, J. (2006). Strategies for moving beyond the illness in early schizophrenia and chronic kidney disease.  Canadian Journal of Nursing Research, 38, 10-30.
  • Tweedell, D.E., Sutler, A., Dunphy, S. & Landeen, J.  (2004).  Second generation neuroleptic weight gain: Evaluating early intervention – A feasibility study.  International Journal of Psychosocial Rehabilitation, 9, 41-46.
  • Landeen, J., Pawlick, J., Rolfe, S., Cottee, I., & Holmes, M. (2004). Delineating the population of a mobile crisis team: Organizing diversity. Canadian Journal of Psychiatry, 49(1), 45-50.
  • Kirkpatrick, H., Landeen, J., Woodside, H., & Byrne, C.  (2001).  How people with schizophrenia  build their hope.  Journal of Psychosocial Nursing, 39(1), 46-53.
  • Landeen, J., & Seeman, M. V.  (2000).  Exploring hope in individuals with schizophrenia.  International Journal of Psychosocial Rehabilitation, 4(5), 505-515.
  • Landeen, J., Pawlick, J., Woodside, H., Kirkpatrick, H., & Byrne, C.  (2000).  Hope, quality of life and symptom severity in individuals with schizophrenia.  Journal of Psychiatric Rehabilitation, 23(4), 364-369.


2009 - Inducted into Sigma Theta Tau Honor Society in Nursing
2005-2008 - Connaught Scholarship from the University of Toronto
2004 - Received the Excellence in Nursing Research Award, St. Joseph’s Healthcare, Hamilton
1997-1998 - Ontario Graduate Scholarship


  • Landeen, J., Matthew-Maich, N., Parzen, M., Hagermann, L. A., Bolan, L., & Marshall, L.  Understanding the Experiences of Students Who are Enrolled in Joint College/University Collaborative Educational Programs, President Forward with Integrity Fund, McMaster University.  March 2013, $5,000, plus $5,000 matching funds from the Dean of Engineering.
  • Landeen, J., Noesgaard, N., Martin, L., Culver, K., Matthew-Maich, N., & Carr, D. Evaluating Clinical Learning Outcomes in the Kaleidoscope Curriculum. Centre for Leadership and Learning, Major Grant, McMaster University.  February 2013, $8,319.
  • Landeen, J., Jewiss, T., Vajoczki, S. Exploring Consistency in Undergraduate Nursing Education: Perspectives of Students and Faculty. Niemeier Fund, School of Nursing, McMaster University. July 2011-June 2012, $1,400.
  • Landeen, J. (project lead). Undergraduate nursing program development, implementation, and evaluation of clinical simulation to enhance professional nursing practice.  Imperial Oil Departmental Learning Innovation Grant, Centre for Leadership & Learning, McMaster University. April 1, 2008-March 31, 2011, $100,000.
  • Baxter, P., King, M., Stanyon, W., Andrusyszyn, M.A., Akhtar-Danesh, N., Landeen, J., Norman, G., Sproul, S., & Valaitis, R. Evaluation of the Use of Clinical Simulation in Ontario Nursing Programs. Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care Administered through Council of Ontario Programs in Nursing. July 2005, $225,000 over 3 years.
  • McCay, E., Beanlands, H., Landeen, J., Leszcz, M., Roy, P., Zipursky, R., Ryan, K.  A group intervention to promote healthy self-concepts & to mitigate self-stigmatization & engulfment in first episode schizophrenia. CIHR, April 1, 2002-March 31, 2005, $168,830.  This was also funded by SSHRC but that award was returned as it was for the same grant.
  • Akhtar-Danesh, N., & Landeen, J. How is Depression Related to the Demographic Factors in the 37 Health Regions in Ontario?  Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care. September-December 2004, $8,000.
  • Landeen, J.  Recovery in Severe and Persistent Mental Illness.  St. Joseph’s Healthcare, Hamilton/CIHR Investigator Award. 2001, $175,000 over 5 years.


Dr. Landeen’s research interests are in the areas of psychiatric/mental health nursing, the role of hope in promoting positive outcomes, and in evaluating nursing curricula design and implementation.  She has conducted research on different aspects of problem-based learning and has expertise in both quantitative and qualitative research methodologies.

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