Principal Investigators

Deborah McLeod, RN, PhD.
[email protected]

Clinician Scientist, Psychosocial Oncology Team (NSCC)
Nova Scotia Health Authority (NSHA)

Mary Jane Esplen, RN, PhD.
[email protected]

Executive Director, de Souza Institute,
Professor, University of Toronto and Clinician-Scientist, University Health Network


Project Support Team

Julie Dufresne, MSc.
[email protected]
Project Coordinator and Research Coordinator for Nova Scotia

Anthony Laycock, B.A. Sc.
[email protected]

Project Manager, Canadian Association of Psychosocial Oncology


Site Leads

Nova Scotia – Nova Scotia Health Authority (NSHA)
Deborah McLeod, RN, PhD.
Clinician Scientist, Psychosocial Oncology Team (NSCC)
Research Team Lead for Nova Scotia

Québec – CHU de Québec-Université Laval
Lise Fillion, PhD. (Clinical Psychologist)
Professor, Faculty of Nursing Laval University
Research Cancer Center of Laval University
Research Team Lead for Quebec

Ontario – Princess Margaret Cancer Centre (PMH) & Grand River Regional Cancer Centre (GRRCC)
Mary Jane Esplen, RN, PhD.

Executive Director, de Souza Institute,
Professor, University of Toronto and Clinician-Scientist, University Health Network
Project Co-lead and Research Team Lead for Ontario

Manitoba – Cancer Care Manitoba (CCMB)
Tom Hack, PhD.
(Clinical Psychologist)
Chair of the Psychosocial and Supportive Care Oncology Research from the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation (Prairies/NWT)
Director, Psychosocial Oncology & Cancer Nursing Research, I.H. Asper Clinical Research Institute
Research Team Lead for Manitoba


National Partners

Margaret Fitch, RN PhD
Associate Professor, Faculty of Nursing, University of Toronto
Professor, School of Graduate Studies, University of Toronto
Canadian Association of Nurses in Oncology (CANO) liaison