Alumna Carly Whitmore takes on new role in research
May 17, 2022
Dr. Carly Whitmore, a recent graduate of the School of Nursing’s PhD program, feels like she has “won the lottery”.
Whitmore will be taking on a new position at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH).
“I have been hired by Dr. Peter Selby as a Post-Doctoral Fellow at the Nicotine Dependence Service in CAMH to support a research project that has been funded through Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) and Brain Canada. In this role, I will be a part of a team co-developing effective supports for individuals aged 18-29 living with type 1 diabetes and managing diabetes distress. This work is alongside Dr. Diana Sherifali with the McMaster School of Nursing. Dr. Sherifali and Dr. Selby are the co-leads for Diabetes Action Canada’s Mental Health and Diabetes research program. For me, this post-doctoral fellowship is like winning the lottery. Not only will I be working with an incredible team, honing important research skills and building on my experience in co-design and complex interventions, but I will also have the opportunity to contribute my clinical expertise as a certified Psychiatric and Mental Health Nurse to the project,” says Whitmore.
Whitmore graduated from the MSc program in 2017 and the PhD program in 2022. Her PhD supervisor was Dr. Maureen Markle-Reid.