Judith Lynam has an overriding interest in understanding the conditions that contribute to inequities in health and in exploring ways these can be addressed through practice and education. Over the past two decades she has worked in partnership with community based organizations and health professionals in an effort to make health care more responsive to the needs of different groups within communities.

Most recently, she has been instrumental in introducing social pediatrics as a solution to meet the health needs of Vancouver's most vulnerable children. She has worked in partnership with community groups and colleagues in medicine, nursing and health care administration to research the RICH-ER practice initiative. She is a founding leader of the Culture, Gender and Health Research Unit and has held a number of leadership positions in national and provincial organizations concerned with culture, health and diversity.


Using a historical genealogical approach to examine Ireland's health care system
Nursing Inquiry
Flynn, A.V. and Lynam, J.M.
DOI: 10.1111/nin.12319

It takes a village: a realist synthesis of social pediatrics program
International Journal of Public Health
Tyler, I. and Lynam, J. and O?Campo, P. and Manson, H. and Lynch, M. and Dashti, B. and Turner, N. and Feller, A. and Ford-Jones, E.L. and Makin, S. and Loock, C.
DOI: 10.1007/s00038-018-1190-7

Review: Meaningful support for lesbian and bisexual women navigating reproductive cancer care in Canada: An exploratory study
Journal of Research in Nursing
Lynam, M.J.
DOI: 10.1177/1744987116643199

Engaging with communities to foster health: the experience of inner-city children and families with learning circles.
The Canadian journal of nursing research = Revue canadienne de recherche en sciences infirmières
Lynam, M.J. and Grant, E. and Staden, K.

The social paediatrics initiative: a RICHER model of primary health care for at risk children and their families
BMC Pediatrics
Wong, S.T. and Lynam, M.J. and Khan, K.B. and Scott, L. and Loock, C.
DOI: 10.1186/1471-2431-12-158

The RICHER social pediatrics model: fostering access and reducing inequities in children's health.
Healthcare quarterly (Toronto, Ont.)
Lynam, M.J. and Scott, L. and Loock, C. and Wong, S.T.

Social context and youth health: Understanding and mitigating exclusion
Evidence-Based Public Health: Effectiveness and Efficiency
Judith Lynam, M.
DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199563623.003.07

Social paediatrics: Creating organisational processes and practices to foster health care access for children 'at risk'
Journal of Research in Nursing
Lynam, M.J. and Loock, C. and Scott, L. and Wong, S.M. and Munroe, V. and Palmer, B.
DOI: 10.1177/1744987109360651

Uptake of critical knowledge in nursing practice: Lessons learned from a knowledge translation study
Canadian Journal of Nursing Research
Anderson, J.M. and Browne, A.J. and Reimer-Kirkham, S. and Lynam, M.J. and Rodney, P. and Varcoe, C. and Wong, S. and Tan, E. and Smye, V. and McDonald, H. and Baumbusch, J. and Khan, K.B. and Reimer, J. and Peltonen, A. and Brar, A.

Inequities in health and healthcare viewed through the ethical lens of critical social justice: Contextual knowledge for the global priorities ahead
Advances in Nursing Science
Anderson, J.M. and Rodney, P. and Reimer-Kirkham, S. and Browne, A.J. and Khan, K.B. and Lynam, M.J.
DOI: 10.1097/ANS.0b013e3181bd6955

Cultural safety and the challenges of translating critically oriented knowledge in practice
Nursing Philosophy
Browne, A.J. and Varcoe, C. and Smye, V. and Reimer-Kirkham, S. and Lynam, M.J. and Wong, S.
DOI: 10.1111/j.1466-769X.2009.00406.x

Critical inquiry and knowledge translation: Exploring compatibilities and tensions
Nursing Philosophy
Reimer-Kirkham, S. and Varcoe, C. and Browne, A.J. and Lynam, M.J. and Khan, K.B. and McDonald, H.
DOI: 10.1111/j.1466-769X.2009.00405.x

Reflecting on issues of enacting a critical pedagogy in nursing
Journal of Transformative Education
Judith Lynam, M.
DOI: 10.1177/1541344609334871

Culture, health, and inequalities: New paradigms, new practice imperatives
Journal of Research in Nursing
Lynam, M.J. and Loock, C. and Scott, L. and Khan, K.B.
DOI: 10.1177/1744987108088639

Understanding marginalization as a social determinant of health
Critical Public Health
Lynam, M.J. and Cowley, S.
DOI: 10.1080/09581590601045907

Re-thinking the complexities of 'culture': What might we learn from Bourdieu?: Feature
Nursing Inquiry
Lynam, M.J. and Browne, A.J. and Kirkham, S.R. and Anderson, J.M.
DOI: 10.1111/j.1440-1800.2007.00348.x

Does discourse matter? Using critical inquiry to engage in knowledge development for practice
Primary Health Care Research and Development
Lynam, M.J.
DOI: 10.1017/S1463423607000072

Continuing the dialogue: Postcolonial feminist scholarship and Bourdieu - Discourses of culture and points of connection
Nursing Inquiry
Anderson, J.M. and Reimer Kirkham, S. and Browne, A.J. and Lynam, M.J.
DOI: 10.1111/j.1440-1800.2007.00367.x

Resisting vulnerability: The experiences of families who have kin in hospital - A feminist ethnography
International Journal of Nursing Studies
Perry, J. and Judith Lynam, M. and Anderson, J.M.
DOI: 10.1016/j.ijnurstu.2005.03.003

Health as a socially mediated process: Theoretical and practice imperatives emerging from research on health inequalities
Advances in Nursing Science
Lynam, M.J.
DOI: 10.1097/00012272-200501000-00004

Parents' perspectives on decision making after antenatal diagnosis of congenital heart disease
JOGNN - Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, and Neonatal Nursing
Rempel, G.R. and Cender, L.M. and Lynam, M.J. and Sandor, G.G. and Farquharson, D.
DOI: 10.1177/0884217503261092

"Rewriting" cultural safety within the postcolonial and postnational feminist project: Toward new epistemologies of healing
Advances in Nursing Science
Anderson, J. and Perry, J. and Blue, C. and Browne, A. and Henderson, A. and Khan, K.B. and Kirkham, S.R. and Lynam, J. and Semeniuk, P. and Smye, V.
DOI: 10.1097/00012272-200307000-00005

Rethinking cultural safety while waiting to do fieldwork: Methodological implications for nursing research
Research in Nursing and Health
Kirkham, S.R. and Smye, V. and Tang, S. and Anderson, J. and Blue, C. and Browne, A. and Coles, R. and Dyck, I. and Henderson, A. and Lynam, M.J. and Perry, J. and Semeniuk, P. and Shapera, L.
DOI: 10.1002/nur.10033

Joint actions of parents and adolescents in health conversations
Qualitative Health Research
Young, R.A. and Lynam, M.J. and Valach, L. and Novak, H. and Brierton, I. and Christopher, A.
DOI: 10.1177/104973201129118920

Exploring perinatal health in Indo-Canadian women.
The Canadian nurse
Lynam, M.J. and Gurm, B. and Dhari, R.

Towards the creation of a culturally safe research environment
Lynam, M.J. and Young, R.A.
DOI: 10.1177/136345930000400101

Parent-adolescent health conversations as action: Theoretical and methodological issues
Psychology and Health
Young, R.A. and Lynam, M.J. and Valach, L. and Novak, H. and Brierton, I. and Christopher, A.
DOI: 10.1080/08870440008405587

Health care professionals and women speaking: Constraints in everyday life and the management of chronic illness
Anderson, J.M. and Dyck, I. and Lynam, J.
DOI: 10.1177/136345939700100103

Mental health in aboriginal communities introduction taking back the wisdom: Moving forward to recovery and action
Canadian Journal of Community Mental Health
McCormick, R. and Vedan, R. and McNicoll, P. and Lynam, J.
DOI: 10.7870/cjcmh-1997-0001

Family health-promotion projects: An action-theoretical perspective
Journal of Health Psychology
Valach, L. and Young, R.A. and Lynam, M.J.
DOI: 10.1177/135910539600100105

Supporting one another: the nature of family work when a young adult has cancer
Journal of Advanced Nursing
Lynam, M.J.
DOI: 10.1046/j.1365-2648.1995.22010116.x

Women talking. Creating knowledge through difference in cross-cultural research
Women's Studies International Forum
Dyck, I. and Lynam, J.M. and Anderson, J.M.
DOI: 10.1016/0277-5395(95)80098-A

Informal carers: a Marxist analysis of social, political, and economic forces underpinning the role.
ANS. Advances in nursing science
Bridges, J.M. and Lynam, M.J.
DOI: 10.1097/00012272-199303000-00006

Towards the goal of providing culturally sensitive care: principles upon which to build nursing curricula
Journal of Advanced Nursing
Lynam, M.J.
DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2648.1992.tb01869.x

Taking culture into account: a challenging prospect for cardiovascular nursing.
Canadian journal of cardiovascular nursing = Journal canadien en soins infirmiers cardio-vasculaires
Lynam, M.J.

Communication: a tool for the negotiation of independence in families with adolescents
Journal of Advanced Nursing
Lynam, M.J. and Tenn, L.
DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2648.1989.tb01608.x

Adolescent communication: understanding it's dynamics and fostering it's development.
Nursing papers. Perspectives en nursing
Lynam, M.J. and Tenn, L.

Teenagers' rationales for their food behaviours: directives for teaching.
Nursing papers. Perspectives en nursing
Lynam, M.J.

Support networks developed by immigrant women
Social Science and Medicine
Lynam, M.J.
DOI: 10.1016/0277-9536(85)90109-1