My main focus is qualitative research looking at why people stay in highly stressful work environment’s, such as Intensive Care and Oncology. Researching this area will allow us to understand what motivates health care workers to become part of these teams and what is it about the environment that encourages them to stay and be productive, successful professionals.


A critical ethnographic evaluation of pediatric haematology/oncology physicians and burn-out
Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
Paula Mahon
DOI: 10.1080/08880018.2019.1702127

Using colors to assess pain in toddlers: validation of "the rainbow pain scale"-a proof-of-principle study
J Pediatr Oncol Nurs

•The Fathers' Support Scale: Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (FSS:NICU): Development and initial content validation
The Journal of Neonatal Nursing

Explaining why nurses remain in or leave bedside nursing: a critical ethnography
Nurse Res.

From the Inside Out: A Critical Ethnographic Look at Pediatric Intensive Care Nurses
Intensive and Critical Care Nursing


CACCN Research Grant 2010-2011

Xi Eta- Sigma Theta Tau - Graduate Student Research Award 2010 – 2011

The Pain In Children Award, PICH Canada, 2013- 2014

Honours & Awards

The Taylor Award for Excellence, University of Bath, 2008

Research Group Members

Ryan Johnson, Undergraduate Student