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.


Lived Experiences of Adolescents Living With Primary Chronic Pain
Pain Management Nursing
Paula R. Mahon and Deirdre Reynolds
DOI: 10.1016/j.pmn.2023.06.006

Time for Action: Understanding Health Care Professionals Views on Pain and Pain Management in a Pediatric Hospital
Pain Management Nursing
Paula Mahon and Charlotte Aitken and Mariana Veiga and Susan Poitras
DOI: 10.1016/j.pmn.2022.10.002

Exploring Perceptions of Education for Central Venous Catheter Care at Home
Journal of Pediatric Oncology Nursing
Kiera Bailie and Lisa Jacques and Angele Phillips and Paula Mahon
DOI: 10.1177/1043454221992293

Association between in-line filtration and Type I hypersensitivity reactions in pediatric oncology patients receiving intravenous etoposide
Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
Rebecca Ronsley and Lisa Jacques and James E. Potts and Kerri Clement and David B. Dix and Paula Mahon
DOI: 10.1080/08880018.2020.1838011

Positive effects of ultrasound-guided peripheral IV insertion on pediatric sickle cell anemia/thalassemia patients receiving automated red cell exchange procedures or chronic transfusion therapy
Journal of Clinical Apheresis
Paula Mahon and Kathy Grouchy and Heather McCartney and Kate Douglas and John K. Wu
DOI: 10.1002/jca.21856

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

Deirdre Reynolds