Details for Nicola Waters

Job title
Associate Professor
Last name
Waters
Research field(s)
Others
Institutions
Thompson Rivers University (TRU)
Cardiff University
Discipline
Nursing
Credentials
PhD MSc RN
Appointments
Associate Professor (TRU)
Honorary Tutor (Cardiff)
Areas of research interest
Institutional Ethnography, Psychosocial impacts of chronic wounds, Mind-body connections in wound care, PhotoVoice for individuals living with chronic wounds. Disaster Planning/ operations.
Active projects
Narratives of the wounded - an institutional ethnography. Through the lens of the wounded - a PhotoVoice project for people living with chronic wounds.
Recent publications/presentations
Journal Articles
Waters, N. (2017). From Ancient wisdom to modern science: Retracing knowledge of mind body in wound care. Wounds International. 8 (1), 15–20.
Waters, N. (2015). Towards an Institutional Counter-Cartography of Nurses’ Wound Work.
Journal of Sociology and Social Welfare XLII (2), 127-156.
Waters, N., & Holloway, S. (2013, December). Personal perceptions of the impact of diabetic
foot disease on employment. Diabetic Foot Canada, 1(2), 32-40.

Research Presentations
2016, November, “From ancient wisdom to modern science: Knowledge of mind
body connections in wound healing.” For Canadian Association of Wound Care (Niagara,
Ontario).

2016, November “A guide to asking and answering questions about the IE approach to health
care research”, Invited Scholar Series, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB.

2016, August. Waters, N. and Ringham, C “Innovative approaches to IE analysis: Tools for
connecting the dots”. The Society for the Study of Social Problems Annual Meeting, Seattle,
WA.

2016, July. “The Social Organization of Wound Clinic Work”, Leicester University, Leicester,
UK.

2016, February, “The Social Organization of Wound Clinic Work”, Trinity Western
University.

2015, May, Carter-Snell, C., & Waters, N. Disaster Nursing: Preparing for the Unexpected in the ED. For National Emergency Nurses Association (Edmonton)
Additional comments
Start date
2017-06-01
End date
2018-07-01
Study Location (City)
Kamloops
Study Location (Country)
Canada
Study Location (Province)
British Columbia
Type of Study
PhotoVoice
Sample size
7
Ethics and compliance information
Thompson Rivers University - currently under HREB review. Recruitment will commence once approval is received.
Recruiting participants
Yes
Participant reimbursement
No
Inclusion criteria
Study Participant(s): Approximately 5 to 7 interested individuals living with chronic wounds will be invited to participate. Participants will be enrolled based on their commitment to participate in the following 3 key objectives:
• Take photos and participate in small group discussions;
• Reflect on strengths and issues related to living with chronic wounds
• Be supported to engage policy makers to enhance change
(Palibroda et al, 2009, Wang & Burris, 1997)
Exclusion criteria
Unable to attend information sessions in Kamloops BC
Contact name
Dr. Nicola Waters
Contact email
nwaters@tru.ca
Contact phone
4036303133
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