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Rachel Colquhoun


Doctoral Student,

Bio & Academic Background

Rachel Colquhoun is currently completing her PhD at Western University in Nursing, specializing in Health Promotion. Rachel also holds a Masters of Science in Nursing where she investigated women's experiences of intimate partner violence and their participation in a complex, primary health care intervention to address the multiple health impacts of violence.

Until recently, Colquhoun worked casually as a Registered Nurse at Bluewater Health in the Sexual Assault/Domestic Violence Treatment Centre. Prior to this, she worked in the Intensive Care Unit before transitioning to Lambton College to teach full-time in the Personal Support Worker program in 2011.

During her time at Lambton College, Colquhoun worked as a co-investigator with Dr. Jim Elliot to evaluate the use of Learning Studios as an educational tool to promote student success with funding from the Higher Education Quality Council of Ontario. She is also an active member of the Research Ethics Board and Southwestern Academic Health Network Operations Committee. Colquhoun is also a passionate member of the Centre for Social Justice and believes that research is an important way to promote health equity and positive social change in order to build healthier communities.

As a result of being a recipient of the Research Innovation Fund grant for new faculty researchers, Colquhoun is looking to understand the impacts of violence on Lambton College students in collaboration with the Women's Rural Resource Centre and the Sexual Assault/Domestic Violence Treatment Centre.

Research Areas

Health & Wellness

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