Professor, School of Nursing, Dalhousie University

Dr. Megan Aston is a Professor, Associate Director of Research and International Affairs and Director of the Centre for Transformative Nursing and Health Research, at the School of Nursing Dalhousie University. She also has a scientific affiliate position at the IWK Health Centre and Nova Scotia Health Authority. Her program of research focuses on maternal, child and newborn health in the community and hospital both locally and globally. She also conducts research with children with intellectual disabilities, their families and health care professionals who care for them. She uses feminist poststructuralism informed by discourse analysis to examine how nurses and clients negotiate beliefs, values and practices that have been socially and institutionally constructed through relations of power. Dr. Aston has taught Qualitative Research in the graduate program and Community and Family Health Nursing in the undergraduate program.

Experience

  • –present
    University Professor, Dalhousie University

Education

  • 1996 
    University of Toronto, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, PhD