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Recent Publications

Please find below a number of recently published peer reviewed articles as well as other publications.


Toriida, M., Ronaldson, S., Fournier, B., & Blanke, S. (2015). Sustaining a Community of Scholars at a Transnational University: A Self-Study. European Scientific Journal, May Special Edition (1), 172-190.


Benjamin, K., Edwards, N., Ploeg, J., & Legault, F. (2014). Barriers to Physical Activity and Restorative Care for Residents in Long-Term Care Homes: A Review of the Literature. Journal of Aging and Physical Activity, 221(1), 154-165. 2012-0139

Benjamin, K., & Rankin, J. (2014). Reflections of a Novice Institutional Ethnographer. Canadian Journal of Nursing Research, 46(1)87- 101.

Butler, G., Heslup, S., & Kurth. L. (2014). Development of a teacher generated curriculum at a Korean university. In D. Shaffer & M. Pinto (Eds). KOTESOL Proceedings 2013 (pp. 83-93). Seoul, South Korea: Korea TESOL Myeongjinsa.

Corman, Michael, & Hickey, J. (2014). A Qualitative Exploration Of Facilitators And Barriers To Interprofessional Practice In Healthcare In Qatar. Qatar Foundation Annual Research Conference Proceedings, (1), HBPP0515. doi:10.5339/qfarc.2014.HBPP0515

Corman, M. K., & Melon, K. (2014). “What counts? Managing professionals on the front lines of emergency services.” In A. Griffith & D. E. Smith (Eds.), Under new public management: Institutional ethnographies of changing front-line work (pp. 148-176). Canada: University of Toronto Press.

Graham, J. M., & White, D. (November, 2014). Beliefs about Jinn, black magic, and evil eye among Muslim nursing students at University of Calgary in Qatar., DOI: 10.5339/qfarc.2014.SSPP0511.

Hickey, J. E., Gagnon, A. J., & Jitthai, N. (2014). Knowledge about pandemic influenza preparedness among vulnerable migrants in Thailand. Health Promotion International. doi:10.1093/heapro/dau074

Hickey, J., Gagnon, A. J., & Jitthai, N. (2014). Pandemic preparedness: perceptions of vulnerable migrants in Thailand towards WHO-recommended non-pharmaceutical interventions: a cross-sectional study. BMC Public Health, 14(1), 665. doi:10.1186/1471-2458-14-665

Hickey, J. E., Johnson, B., El Tawil, M., & Davies, J. (2014). A Standardized patient case development process for post-licensure interprofessional education. In Proceedings of the All Together for Better Health VII Conference. Pittsburgh.

Hickey, J. E., El Tawil, M., Johnson, B., & Corman, M. (2014). Development of a post-licensure interprofessional education program in the Middle East. In Proceedings of the All Together for Better Health VII Conference. Pittsburgh, U.S.A.

Hirdes, J. P. & Kehyayan, V. (2014). Health care for the elderly in Canada: Progress toward a better world. In V. Mor, T. Leone, & A. Maresso (Eds.), Regulating long term care: An international comparison (pp. 324 – 356). Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, United Kingdom. Book chapter.

Hoffman, L., & Mansilla, M. L. (2014, April 28). The implications of the never ending pursuit of more [Review of the book Human happiness and the pursuit of maximization: Is more always better? by H. Brockmann & J. Delhey]. PsycCRITIQUES, 59(216). doi:10.1037/a0036273

Jacubek, Sonya and Rankin, Janet M. (2014). Knowing the right to mental health: The social organization of research for global health governance. Journal of Health Diplomacy. 1 (2)

Kehyayan, V., Hirdes, J. P., & Perlman, C. (2014). Education and employment needs and receipt of services in community and inpatient mental health settings. Community Mental Health Journal, 50 (6), 637 - 645.

Kehyayan, V., Korngut, L., Jette, N., Hirdes, J. P. (2014). Profile of patients with amyotrophiclateral sclerosis across the continuum of health care settings in Canada. Canadian Journal of Neurological Sciences, 41(2), 246 – 252.

King, M.L., Aden, A., Tapa, S., Jumah, R., Khan, S. (2014). Evidence-Based Stillbirth Prevention Strategies: Combining Empirical and Theoretical Paradigms to Inform Health Planning and Decision-Making. Worldviews on Evidence-Based Nursing. Vol 11. No. 4. 258 - 265.

King, M.L., Nussbaumer, D., Davison, C.J., Symes, C., Li, L., Shimoda, J., Wosley, C., & deWeerd, R. (2014). Testing Tablet Computers in Nursing Education: A Comprehensive Evaluation Framework. GSTF Journal of Nursing and Health Care (JNHC), 1(2), 136-143.

Levers, M-J. D. (2014). Philosophical paradigms, grounded theory, and perspectives on emergence. Sage Open, 3, 1-6, doi: 10.1177/2158244013517243

Li, L. (2014). From China to Canadian prairies. In D. Lee. & M. Kumaran. (Eds). Aboriginal and visible minority librarians: oral histories from Canada (pp. 49-56). Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.

Mansilla, M. L. (2015). Cultural labyrinth. In L. Hoffman, & N. Granger (Eds.), Stay Awhile: Multicultural Perspective on Multiculturalism & Diversity (pp. 123-124). San Francisco: University Professors Press.

Ngwakongnwi,E., Atanga,M.B.S., Quan,H. Challenges to implementing a National Health Information System in Cameroon: perspectives of stakeholders. Journal of Public Health in Africa 2014;5:322.

Ngwakongnwi, E., King-Shier, K.M., Hemmelgarn, B.R., Musto. R., Quan, H. (2014). Comparison of sampling methods for hard-to-reach francophone populations: yield and adequacy of advertisement and respondent-driven sampling. Open Medicine, Vol 8. No. 4(2014).

Rankin, Janet M. (2014) The rhetoric of patient and family centered care: An institutional ethnography into what actually happens. Journal of Advanced Nursing doi: 10.1111/jan.12575

Rankin, Janet M. and Campbell, Marie. (2014). Exploring questions of care and gender in nurses’ institutionally organized work. Moral boundaries redrawn: The significance of Joan Tronto’s argument for professional ethics, political theory and care practice. In (Eds) Gert Olthuis, Helen Kohlen, Jorma Heier. Belgium. Peeters in Leuven Press.

Rankin Janet. M. and Campbell, Marie. (2014). “Three in a bed”: Technologies of bed utilization in a hospital. In Dorothy Smith and Susan Marie Turner (eds) Incorporating Texts into Institutional Ethnographies. Toronto. University of Toronto Press

Rankin, Janet M. and Tate, Betty. (2014). Digital era governance: Connecting nursing education and the industrial complex of health care. In Dorothy Smith and Allison Griffith (Eds.) Under New Public Management: institutional ethnographies of changing front-line work. Toronto. University of Toronto Press.

Teather, K., Critchley, K., Alamgir, A., Ali, N., D'zouza, N, Jabonete, L., Alsada, H. (2014). A retrospective study examining climatic influence on the respiratory health of Qatar residents. DOI:10.14644

Teather, K., Hogan, N., Critchley, K., Gibson, M., Craig, S. & Hill, J. (2014). Examining the Links Between Air Quality, Climate Change, and Respiratory Health in Qatar. Avicenna, 30(8), 1-11.

Wyrostok, L. J., Hoffart, J., Kelly, I., & Ryba, K. (2014, April). Situated cognition as a learning framework for international end-of-life simulation. Clinical Simulation in Nursing, 10(4), e217-e222.

Zhu, C., Lane, A.M., & Hirst, S.P. (2014). Lessons learned in cross-cultural nursing education: Implications for gerontological practice. Indian Journal of Gerontology, 28(4), 528-539.


Benjamin, K., & Donnelly, T. T. (2013). Barriers and Facilitators Influencing the Physical Activity of Arabic Adults: A Literature Review. Avicenna. June, 2013.

Donnelly, T.T., Al-Khater, A., Bujassoum Al-Bader, S., Al-Kuwari, M., Al-Meer, N., Malik, M., Singh, R., Chaudhry, S., & Fung, T. (2013). Beliefs and attitudes about breast cancer and screening practices among Arab women living in Qatar: A cross-sectional study. BMC Women's Health (Section: Health behavior, health promotion and society).

Donnelly, T.T., Al Suwaidi, J., Alqahtani, A., Assad, N., Abdul Qader, N., Singh, R., Fung, T.S., Mueed, M., El Banna, N., & Sharara, S. (2013). Depression in Cardiovascular Patients in the Middle Eastern Populations. International Journal of Cardiology. Published ahead online at

Donnelly, T.T., & Hwang, J. (2013). Breast Cancer Screening Interventions for Arabic Women: A Literature Review. Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health. Online First

Donnelly, T. T., Al-Khater, A., Bujassoum Al-Bader, S., Al-Kuwari, M., Al-Meer, N., Malik, M., Singh, R., & Christie, F. (2013). Arab Women’s Breast Cancer Screening Practices: A Literature Review. Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention, 14 (8), 4519-4528.

King, M.L. et al (in press). Evidence-Based Stillbirth Prevention Strategies: Combining Empirical & Theoretical Paradigms to Inform Health Planning and Decision-Making. Worldviews on Evidence-Based Nursing).

Nikaiin, B., Nazi, N., Mohammad, A., Donnelly, T., Dorri, R. A., Petal, N. (2013). Contextual Factors Influencing Breastfeeding Practices Among Arab Women in the State of Qatar, Qualitative Sociology Review, 9 (3). 75-95.

Thomas, C., Clyde, J., (2013). Game as Book: Selecting Video Games for Academic Libraries Based on Discipline Specific Knowledge, Journal of Academic LIbrarianship.

Tweedie, M. G., Clarke, S., Johnson, R. C., & Kay, D. W. (in press). The ‘dissertation marathon’ in doctoral distance education. Distance Education.

Williams, J. and Bhanugopan, R. (Forthcoming) “Localization in the Arabian Gulf: the impacts on International Business”. Human Resource Development Review.


Karen Brooke, Mona Aden, Noof Al-Kuwari, Virginia Christopher, Mihad Ibrahim, Brad Johnson, and Oumaima Souyah (June 2012). Placement Testing in an EFL Context. TESOL Arabia Perspectives, 19 (2). 13-20.

Donnelly, T.T., Al Suwaidi, J., Alqahtani, A., Assad, N., Abdul Qader, N., Byrne, C., Singh, R., & Fung, T.S. (2012). Study exploring depression and cardiovascular diseases amongst Arabic speaking patients living in the State of Qatar: Rationale and methodology. Global Cardiology Science & Practice.

Donnelly, T. T., Al Suwaidi, J., Albulushi, A., Al Enazi, N., Yassin, K., Rehman, A., Hassan, A., & Idris, Z. (In press 2012). Opportunities and challenges to engage in healthy lifestyle among Arabic women living with cardiovascular diseases in Qatar. Health Care for Women International.

Donnelly, T. T., Al Suwaidi, J., Albulushi, A., Al Enazi, N., Hassan, A., Idris, Z., Rehman, A., & Yassin, K. (2012). The influence of cultural and social factors on exercise, diet, and smoking of Arabic women living with cardiovascular diseases in the State of Qatar. Circulation. 125 (19), e72 and /

Donnelly, T.T; Al-Khater, A.; Al-Kuwari, M.; Singh, R.; Bujassoum Al-Bader, S.; Malik, M.; Al-Meer, N.; Chaudhry, S.; Dorri, R. (2012). Breast Cancer Screening amongst Arabic Women living in the State of Qatar: Awareness, Knowledge, and Participation in Screening Activities. Avicenna.

Jamila Hassan Asmaa Hassan Mary Lou King. ( JULY 2012). Nursing Image in Qatar: Past, Present and Future. Middle East Journal of Nursing, 6 (4), 26-28

Johnson, R. C. (2012). Assessing the Assessments: Using an Argument-based Validity Framework to Assess the Validity and Use of an English Placement System in a Foreign Language Context. Unpublished doctoral dissertation.

Lemke-Westcott, T. & Johnson, B. (2012). When culture and learning styles matter: A Canadian university with Middle Eastern students. Journal of Research in International Education, In process: December 2012: 11(3).

Lemke-Westcott, T. & Johnson, B. (2012). Different Cultures and Learning Styles Matter in a Canadian University with Middle Eastern students. LICEJ (Literacy Information and Computer Education Journal), In process for 2012.


Donnelly, T. T., Al Suwaidi, J., Albulushi, A., Al Enazi, N., Yassin, K., Rehman, A., Hassan, A., & Idris, Z. (2011). The Influence of Cultural and Social Factors on Healthy Lifestyle of Arabic Women. Avicenna.

Donnelly, T. T; Al-Khater, A.; Al-Kuwari, M.; Al-Meer, N.; Bujassoum Al-Bader, S.; Malik, M.; Singh, R.; Christie, F. (2011). Study exploring breast cancer screening practices amongst Arabic women living in the State of Qatar. Avicenna.

Johnson B, Pyburn R, Bolan C, Byrne C, Jewesson P, Robertson-Malt S, El-Tawil M, Verjee M. Qatar Interprofessional Health Council: IPE for Qatar, Avicenna. 2011:2

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