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Emily Macleod

Co-researcher (CBU research co-lead)

As a staff nurse, Emily MacLeod has worked primarily in the emergency department. She has advanced her clinical learning and leadership by attending certification programs such as Advanced Cardiac Life Support, Pediatric Advanced Life Support, and the Trauma Nursing Core Course.

She obtained her Emergency Nursing Program certification through the RN-PDC and is certified to practice as a Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner [SANE]. Along with her clinical practice, her academic career began at Dalhousie University, where she was a Teaching Assistant in the School of Nursing in both community health nursing and nursing research while pursuing her MN Degree. Emily returned to Cape Breton University (CBU) as an Assistant Professor, Nursing, to advance nursing practice, education, and research.

She is currently pursuing her PhD, Nursing at Queen’s University. Emily’s research interests are guided by the tenets of beneficence and are a direct result of her MN thesis project and her experience as a SANE. More specifically, Emily’s substantive areas of growing expertise are trauma-informed care, sexual victimization/violence, and the intersections between health, gender, class, and ethnicity. Emily represents CBU as a co-researcher on the CAPSAP research team.