Denise Moreau PhD

Denise Moreau holds a doctorate in education from Concordia University and a master's degree in nursing from the University of Montreal . She is currently Associate Professor in the School of Nursing in the Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Ottawa. Her research interests are the health of women and girls , representations and practices of motherhood, communication and health promotion . Dr Moreau leads , in collaboration with his research team, research projects in the family birthing center at the Montfort Hospital, particularly concerning the role of fathers. She has participated in May 2013 at a conference entitled "Living paternity in French in Ontario. This event brought together stakeholders involved in community social and health areas ( hospitals , community health, public health) as well as fathers and partners.

Research Interests

  • Social construction of motherhood
  • Maternity Experiences
  • Representations and practices of maternity (pregnancy , lactation )
  • Postnatal Depression
  • Joint work- life maternity
  • Motherhood for immigrants , aboriginals, homeless women and women victims of violence
  • Non- maternity
  • Various other aspects of the health of women and girls

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Main address: 
University of Ottawa, Faculty of Health Sciences, School of Nursing, Roger Guindon Hall, 451 Smyth Road, Room 3236B, Ottawa (ON) K1H 8M5
Main telephone: 
613-562-5800 ext. 8306