Joanne Crawford - Research-Education and Professional Development
Joanne has worked in many areas of nursing practice including: neurosurgery, acute care, home care with VON, Cancer Information Services, Primary Care in an ambulatory cancer center, Public Health, and nursing education. For almost ten years, her work in chronic disease prevention has focused on promoting cancer prevention and screening to reduce barriers to accessing breast, cervical, and colorectal cancer screening particularly with diverse under screened or never screened populations. Joanne is currently involved in other community based initiatives focused on strategies to reach under or never screened populations.
As an educator, Joanne has worked as part time instructor at McMaster University School of Nursing and in nursing continuing education at de Souza Institute over the last six years. Currently, Joanne is a full-time lecturer in the Department of Nursing at Brock University. Joanne is an active member in RNAO holding a past executive member role, and currently as an adhoc member on the Hamilton Chapter of RNAO. She has participated on the CHNIG executive in the past, and currently is the co-lead in Research, Education, and Professional Development.
Joanne obtained her post diploma BScN, Oncology Curriculum Certificate, and Masters of Science in Nursing at McMaster University, and is CNA certified in oncology. As a PhD candidate in the Faculty of Nursing at the University of Toronto, Joanne is currently undertaking a mixed methods study to examine colorectal cancer screening behaviors in South Asian immigrants in Ontario. Her research aims to contribute to knowledge and the development of feasible community based strategies targeted at under screened or never screened populations, such as South Asian immigrants.
Contact the Research Education and Professional Development Director at Research.Education.ProfDev@CHNIG.org