Profiles And Contributions To This Article

The development of the Canadian Rural Health Research Society: creating capacity through connection

Martha  MacLeod

Prof Martha MacLeod

qualifications: PhD

contribution: original concept, literature review, supplied data, wrote the first draft, designed the project, contributed to drafts

position: Associate Professor, Nursing and Community Health Programs


I am a Professor in the School of Nursing and Community Health Sciences Program at the University of Northern British Columbia, and Northern Health-UNBC Knowledge Mobilization Research Chair. I undertake health services research, focusing on professional practice and its development, particularly in rural and remote settings. This partnered program of research and knowledge translation is undertaken in conjunction with British Columbia's Northern Health Authority. As well, I am involved in the development of rural and remote health research networks.

James A Dosman

James Dosman

qualifications: PhD

contribution: original concept, designed the project, wrote the first draft, contributed to drafts

position: Director, Institute of Agricultural Rural and Environmental Health/Canadian Centre for Health and Safety in Agriculture

Judith  Kulig

Judith Kulig

qualifications: DNSc

contribution: supplied data, contributed to drafts

position: Professor, School of Health Sciences


Judith Kulig is a Professor in the Nursing Program within the Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Lethbridge, in Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada. She has devoted her research program to understanding rural health issues specifically addressing unique groups who live in rural areas, nursing practice in rural and remote Canada and community resiliency in rural communities. Judith is past Chair of the Canadian Rural Health Research Society for which she was one of the founding members.

Jennifer   Medves

Jennifer Medves

qualifications: PhD

contribution: contributed to drafts

position: Career Scientist, Ontario Ministry of Health and Long Term Care, Assistant Professor, School of Nursing

I am a registered nurse. My research interests are rural nursing practice, rural health care, maternity and midwifery, and collaborative education

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