Farinaz (Naz) Havaei, PhD

Assistant Professor

T225-T2211 Wesbrook Mall
Vancouver, BC V6T2B5​

Dr. Havaei is a health system researcher with a passion for improving the quality and safety of healthcare services. Dr. Havaei’s research focuses on health human resource optimization with an emphasis on factors that influence nurses’ ability to provide effective patient care. Examples of these factors include work environment conditions, models of nursing care delivery including nurse staffing and skill mix, and optimized scopes of practice. Recent research has addressed the interrelationship between work environment conditions and workplace violence and their impact on nurses’ physical and psychological health and well-being. Dr. Havaei is also a psychometrics expert and has acted as the primary methodologist on several quantitative and psychometrics research projects.


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Journal Articles on PubMed

Havaei, F, MacPhee, M. (2020). The impact of heavy nurse workload and patient/family complaints on workplace violence: An application of human factors framework, Nursing Open. 00,1-11, 10.1002/nop2.444

Havaei, F, MacPhee, M. (2020). The effect of workplace violence and psychological stress responses on medical-surgical nurses’ medication intake. Canadian Journal of Nursing Research. 0(0),1-11, https://doi.org/10.1177/0844562120903914

Havaei, F, MacPhee, M, Ma A. (2020). Workplace violence among British Columbia nurses across different roles and contexts. Healthcare. 8(2), 98-112. https://doi.org/10.3390/healthcare8020098

MacPhee, M, Fitzgerald, B, Havaei, F, Budz B, Waller D, Li C. (In press). Nursing Care Team Redesign: It begins with the right data, Canadian Journal of Nursing Leadership.

Havaei, F, Astivia Olvera, O, MacPhee, M. (In press). The indirect effect of workplace violence on medical-surgical nurses’ health outcomes: A moderated mediation model of work environment conditions. International Journal of Nursing Studies. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijnurstu.2020.103666

Havaei, F., MacPhee, M., & Dahinten, V. S. (2019). The effect of nursing care delivery models on quality and safety outcomes of care: A cross‐sectional survey study of medical‐surgical nurses. Journal of Advanced Nursing. PMID:30883835

Havaei, F., MacPhee, M., & Lee, S. E. (2019). The effect of violence prevention strategies on perceptions of workplace safety: A study of BC medical-surgical and mental health nurses. Journal of Advanced Nursing. PMID:30644125

Breen, J., Havaei, F., & Pitassi, C. (2018). Employer attitudes toward hiring persons with disabilities in Armenia. Disability Rehabilitation. PMID: 29661096

Moynihan, M., Mitchell, K., Pitcher, C., Havaei, F., Ferguson, M., & Saewyc, E. (2018). A systematic review of the state of the literature on sexually exploited boys internationally. Child Abuse & Neglect. PMID: 29245141

Orak, R. J., Farahani, M. A., Kelishami, F. G., Seyedfatemi, N., Banihashemi, S., Havaei, F. (2016). Investigating the effect of emotional intelligence education on baccalaureate nursing students' emotional intelligence scores. Nurse Education in Practice. PMID: 27467179

Havaei, F., MacPhee, M., & Dahinten, V. S. (2016). RNs and LPNs: Emotional exhaustion and intention to leave. Journal of Nursing Management. PMID: 26347211

Havaei, F., & MacPhee, M. (2015). The Nursing Leadership Institute program evaluation: A critique. Journal of Healthcare Leadership. PMID: 29355180

Andersen, E., & Havaei, F. Measuring relational care in nursing homes: Psychometric evaluation of the Relational Care Scale. Journal of Nursing Measurement. PMID: 25985497

Havaei, F., Dahinten, V. S., & MacPhee, M. (2014). Psychological competence: The key to leader empowering behaviors. Journal of Nursing Administration. PMID: 24759200

Havaei, F., Dahinten, V. S., & MacPhee, M. (2015). The effects of perceived organisational support and span of control on the organisational commitment of novice leaders. Journal of Nursing Management. PMID: 23848493


Additional Articles

Havaei, F, Dahinten S, MacPhee M. (2019). The effect of nursing care delivery models on registered nurse outcomes, Sage Open Nursing. 9, 237796081986908. doi: 10.1177/2377960819869088

Havaei, F., Doull, M., & Saewyc, E. (2019). A trend analysis of sexual health behaviours of a national sample of Canadian adolescents using HBSC data from 2002-2014. The Canadian Journal of Human Sexuality. 28(1), 17-25. doi: 10.3138/cjhs.2018-0035

Havaei, F., & Dahinten, V. S. (2017). How well does the CWEQ II measure structural empowerment? Findings from applying item response theory. Administrative Sciences, 7(15), 1-20. doi: 10.3390/admsci7020015 

MacPhee, M., Dahinten, V. S., & Havaei, F. (2017). The impact of heavy nurse workloads on patient and nurse outcomes. Administrative Sciences. 7(1), 7. doi: 10.3390/admsci7010007

Andersen, E., Michelle, S., & Havaei, F. (2014). Nursing home models and modes of service delivery: Review of outcomes. Healthy Aging Research. 3(13), 1-11. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.12715/har.2014.3.13

MacPhee, M., Change, L., Havaei, F., & Chou, W. (2014). A descriptive account of an inter-professional collaborative leadership project. Administrative Sciences. 4(3): 373-399. doi: 10.3390/admsci4030373


Book Chapters

MacPhee, M., & Havaei, F. (2017). Professional practice models. In Leadership and nursing care management (6th ed., pp. 225-239). Iowa City, IA: Elsevier.



Supervisor eligibiity: 

  • MHLP
  • MN
  • MSN – thesis
  • MSN – non-thesis
  • PhD