Dave Holmes is Full Professor and University Research Chair in Forensic. After completing his BSc (Ottawa, 1991), MSc (Montreal, 1998) and PhD (Montreal, 2002) in Nursing, Professor Holmes completed a CIHR post-doctoral fellowship in Health Care, Technology and Place at the University of Toronto, Faculty of Social Work (2003). To date, Pr Holmes received funding, as principal investigator, from CIHR and SSHRC, to conduct his research program on risk management in the fields of Public Health and Forensic Nursing. Most of his work, comments, essays, analyses and research are based on the poststructuralist works of Deleuze & Guattari and Michel Foucault. His works have been published in top-tier journals in nursing, criminology, sociology and medicine. Professor Holmes has published over 100 articles in peer reviewed journals and 25 book chapters. He is co-editor of Critical Interventions in the Ethics of Health Care (Surrey, Ashgate – April 2009), Abjectly Boundless: Boundaries, Bodies and Health Care (Surrey, Ashgate – January 2010), and editor of (Re)Thinking Violence in Health Care Settings: A Critical Approach (Surrey, Ashgate – Forthcoming 2011). He is editor-in-chief of APORIA, a peer reviewed journal. He has presented at numerous national and international conferences. He was appointed as Honorary Visiting Professor in Australia, the United States and the United Kingdom. He is Editor-in-Chief for APORIA: The Nursing Journal.
Marilou Gagnon is an Assistant Professor at the School of Nursing, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Ottawa. Her doctoral research project explored the experiences of women living with HIV/AIDS who suffer from HAART-induced body shape changes, also known as lipodystrophy. As a doctoral student, she was the recipient of a doctoral research award from the Canadian Institutes for Health Research (CIHR). Marilou completed her postdoctoral studies in Montreal at the Simone de Beauvoir Institute (Concordia University) and in Paris with Act-Up Paris, a community-based organisation that is very active in the field of HIV/AIDS. Her research interests are situated within the field of HIV/AIDS and include topics such as the bodily experiences of Highly Active Antiretroviral Therapy (HAART), the interface technology-body, the chronicity of HIV/AIDS, the politics of HIV/AIDS and the issues related to the social governance of people living with HIV/AIDS. As a researcher, Marilou is a member of the University Chair in Forensic Nursing (2009-2014) along with her colleagues who share a common interest in power, discourse, victimology, and the interface between law and health. As a registered nurse, her professional practice is grounded in critical care (emergency nursing care and trauma nursing care) and in HIV/AIDS.
Jean Daniel Jacob
Jean Daniel Jacob is an Assistant Professor at the School of Nursing, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Ottawa. His doctoral research project explored nursing practice in forensic psychiatry, and more precisely how fear influences nurse-patient interactions in this environment. As a doctoral student, he was the recipient of a doctoral research award from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC). Jean Daniel is currently completing his postdoctoral studies at the Laboratoire d’éthique médicale et médecine légale in Paris. His research interests are situated within the field of psychiatry/forensic psychiatry and include topics such as the violence, risk, ethics and the socio-political aspects of nursing practice. As a researcher, Jean Daniel is a member of the University Chair in Forensic Nursing (2009-2014) along with his colleagues who share a common interest in power, discourse, victimology, and the interface between law and health. As a registered nurse, his professional practice is grounded in psychiatric emergency services as well as acute psychiatry.
Patrick O’Byrne is Associate Professor in the School of Nursing, Faculty of Health Sciences, at the University of Ottawa. His field of research and clinical practice is public health, particularly in relation to sexually transmitted infections and HIV. As part of this, Patrick has been involved in various Canadian Institute of Health Research and federally funded projects involving marginalized populations, such as, men who have sex with men (gay, bisexual, queer men), teens, and the homeless. He is also the Production Editor for APORIA: The Nursing Journal.
Amélie Perron is an Associate Professor at the School of Nursing, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Ottawa. Besides her doctoral research on psychiatric nursing care in a correctional setting, she has worked on many research projects in the fields of psychiatry and forensic psychiatry in Canada and in France, as well as in public health. She has participated in a doctoral seminar organised in 2006 by the International Nursing PhD Collaboration. She received financial support from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research for her doctoral work. Her fields of interest include nursing care provided to captive and marginalised populations, psychiatric nursing, forensic psychiatry, power relationships between health care professionals and patients, as well as issues of discourse, risk, gender and ethics. She also writes on issues relating to the state of nursing knowledge and epistemology. Her clinical practice is grounded in community psychiatry and crisis intervention. From January to December 2009, she did a postdoc fellowship at the University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia. She has published many articles in peer-reviewed journals and is the Receiving Editor for Aporia: The Nursing Journal.