Applications are currently being considered for individuals interested in undertaking a PhD with an interest in health services research/aging, residential care of the elderly, knowledge translation and/or improvement science. Non-nurses are welcome. Interested individuals should submit a letter of interest describing their training goals to Dr Carole Estabrooks

PhD Students

Stephanie Chamberlain

Stephanie Chamberlain (University of Alberta) completed her Masters in May 2014 in Family Studies and Gerontology from Mount Saint Vincent University, under the supervision of Dr. Janice Keefe. While at the Nova Scotia Centre on Aging, she assisted in projects focusing on quality of life in long-term care. Her Masters examined family perception of quality of life for residents with cognitive impairment in nursing homes across Nova Scotia. Having worked as a care aide in nursing homes, her research interests focus on the relationship between staff, family caregivers, and quality of life in long-term care.


Master's Students

Past Trainees

Christina Manraj, MN (2015)
Heather Carleton, MN (2014)
Sandy Cobban, PhD (2012)
William Bambrick, MN (2012)
Janet Squires, PhD (2010)
Alison Connors, MN (2010)
Michelle Zdebliak BScN Honours (2009)
J. Jacque E. Lovely, MN (2008)
Lesa Chizawsky, MN (2008)
Kim Fraser, PhD (2008)
Hannah Jerke, BScN Honours (2008)
Kathy O'Leary, MN (2008)
Shannon Scott, PhD (2006)
David Thompson, MN (2006)
Merry Jo Levers, MN (2004)
Margaret Milner, MN (2004)
Greta Cummings, PhD (2002)