About

After spending nearly 20 years as Professor, Associate Dean Academics, Director of the School of Nursing and, University Research Chair at the University of Ottawa (Canada), I am now Professor and Associate Dean – Academic Programs and Student Affairs at the Sue and Bill Gross School of Nursing, University of California, Irvine, CA (United States). After completing my B.Sc. (Ottawa, 1991), M.Sc. (Montreal, 1998) and Ph.D. (Montreal, 2002) in Nursing, I have completed a CIHR post-doctoral fellowship in Health Care, Technology and Place at the University of Toronto (2003). To date, I have received funding from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, to conduct my research program on risk management in the fields of public health and forensic nursing. Most of my works, comments, essays, analyses and empirical research are based on the poststructuralist works of Deleuze & Guattari and Michel Foucault. My works have been published in top-tier journals in nursing, criminology, sociology and medicine. To this day, I have published over 140 articles in peer reviewed journals and 50 book chapters. I am co-editor of Critical Interventions in the Ethics of Health Care (Routledge – April 2009), Abjectly Boundless: Boundaries, Bodies and Health Care (Routledge – January 2010), (Re)Thinking Violence in Health Care Settings: A Critical Approach (Routledge – December 2011), Power and the Psychiatric Apparatus (Routledge – March 2014) and, Radical Sex Between Men: Assembling Desiring-Machines (Routledge – September 2017). I have presented at numerous national and international conferences and was appointed as Honorary Visiting Professor in Australia, Indonesia, the United States and the United Kingdom.