Dave Holmes, Inf, PhD

Dr. Holmes has a doctorate degree in Nursing from the University of Montreal. He is currently a Professor, Director and Associate Dean at the School of Nursing in the Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Ottawa. He also holds the University Research Chair in Forensic Nursing. His research activities and intellectual reflections revolve around two axes. Epistemology in nursing and health sciences and medical nursing legal. Research designs used are qualitative and refer mainly to grounded theory, phenomenology and ethnography.

Research Interests

  • Critical Theory
  • Risk and Health
  • Governmentality and nursing
  • Psychiatric Nursing and Nursing in Corrections / Sexuality and Public Health Nursing

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Main address: 
University of 'Ottawa - Faculty of Heakth Sciences, School of Nursing, Roger Guindon Hall, 451, Smyth Road, Room 1480A, Ottawa, (ON) K1H 8M5
Main telephone: 
613-562-5800 ext. 5426
Research Unit: 
Mental Health Research Unit