Professor, Associate Director, Strategic Planning and Professional Programs
UBC School of Nursing
T201 2211 Wesbrook Mall
Canada V6T 2B5
BSc(N) , McGill University
MSN , University of British Columbia
PhD, Kings College London, UK
Affiliations & Links
RICHER initiative BC Children's Hospital
Honours & Awards
Network of Inner City Community Service Societies, Community Builder Award, 2010
College of Registered Nurses of BC Award of Excellence in Nursing Research 2009
Reviewer for the Canadian Association of Schools of Nursing Accreditation Programme
Reviewer for numerous Nursing and Health Research Journals and Funding Agencies
Chair UBCs Behavioural Research Ethics Committee 2009-2014
Fostering Health & Human Rights: A Medical Legal Partnership Pilot Study. (Vancouver Foundation Community Based Research Grants; $140,000)
This research represents a new component of the RICHER clinical and research programme. The broad concern of this research is to generate insights to foster child and family health equity. We are undertaking research to examine the ways structural violence operates in the day to day lives of children, youth and families living with marked social and material adversity in Vancouver's inner city. We will illustrate the impact of structural violence on health, child development and community well being and to use these insights to inform the design of a Medical Legal Community Partnership (MLP).
I was Principal Investigator for a SSHRC funded study titled: "Fostering connectedness and capacity building: Parent, teen and community perspectives". This recently completed study examined relationships as resources for health and the role of community in fostering teen health and development. A key process we identified as influential in connecting teens with resources is the 'convoy to support'.
I am the Principal Investigator for a BCMSF funded study titled: "Social pediatrics: An innovative model of health services delivery for BC children and families on the social, cultural and material margins: A pilot study". This study was also awarded matching funds through the Canadian Nurses Foundation research partnership initiative. I am the research lead for the SPI (Social Pediatrics Initiative)working in partnership with a number of health care professionals and community groups.
Social Pediatrics: A Responsive Interdisciplinary Coordinated Health ["RICH"] Model for Timely Accessible Services for At -Risk Families. I was the PI for this CIHR funded study of an academic, health services and community partnership initiative. Academic partners are: UBC School of Nursing & Faculty of Medicine – Department of Pediatrics & HELP Health Services Partners: Provincial Health Services Authority – BC Children’s & Vancouver Coastal Health Community Partners: Ray Cam Cam Community Co-operative and the Network of Inner City Community Services Society
I was a Co-Principal Investigator for a CIHR funded study titled: "Cultural Safety and Knowledge uptake in clinical settings: A model for culturally diverse populations". In this study we work in partnership with clinical agencies to put in place strategies to reduce inequities in care delivery.
Selected Publications not Indexed in PubMed
Lynam, M.J. Qualitative analytic strategies: Writing against ‘representation’ and ‘categorization’. Invited Chapter for Qualitative Methods Handbook. Eds. Olson, J. & Young, R. Sage. Accepted. November, 2013.
Wong ST, Lynam MJ, Khan KB, Scott L, Loock C. (2012). The Social Pediatrics Initiative: A RICHER model of primary health care for at risk children and their families. BMC Pediatrics, 12(158).
Lynam, M.J., Grant, E., & Staden, K. (2012) Engaging with communities to foster health: The experience of inner-city children and families with learning circles. Canadian Journal of Nursing Research, 44(2):86-106
Canadian Institutes of Health Research (2012) Guide to Knowledge Translation Planning at CIHR: Integrated and End of Grant Approaches. Focus Case - Example of Integrated Knowledge Translation (iKT), "A New Approach to Delivering Health Care to At-Risk Families": 7-9. Cat. No. MR4-11/2012E. Also available as PDF.
Anderson, J. Browne, A., Reimer Kirkham, S., Lynam, Judith, Rodney, P., Varcoe, C., Wong, S., Tan, E., Smye, V., McDonald, H., Baumbusch, J., Khan, K., Reimer, J., Peltonen, A. & Brar, A. (2011) The uptake of critical knowledge in nursing interventions: Insights from a Knowledge Translation study. Canadian Journal of Nursing Research,
Lynam, M.J., Scott, L., Loock, C.L., Wong, S. (2011). The RICHER Social Pediatrics Model: Fostering Access and Reducing Inequities in Children’s Health, Healthcare Quarterly. 14 Special Issue, (3): 41-56. Retrieved January 2012 from http://www.longwoods.com/content/22576
Lynam, M.J., Loock, C., Scott, L., Wong, S., Munroe, V., & Palmer, B. (2010). Social pediatrics: Creating organizational processes and practices to foster health care access for children 'at risk'. Accepted for publication Journal of Research in Nursing.12(4): 331-47.
Lynam, M.J. (2010) Recognizing and mitigating the effects of symbolic violence: Towards connectedness and inclusion of youth. Chapter 7 in A. Killoran & M.P. Kelly (Eds). Evidence Based Public Health: Effectivenss and Efficiency. Oxford University Press, Oxford: pp. 97-110.
Anderson, J., Browne, A., Reimer Kirkham, S., Lynam, M.J., Varcoe, C., Wong, S., Tan, E., Smye, V., McDonald, H., Baumbusch, J., Khan, K., Reimer, J., Peltonen, A., & Brar, A. (2010) The uptake of critical knowledge in nursing interventions: Insights from a Knowledge Translation study. Canadian Journal of Nursing Research. 42(3): 106-22.
Lynam, M.J. Reflecting on issues of enacting a critical pedagogy in nursing. (2009) Journal of Transformative Education. 7(1): 44-64.
Reimer-Kirkham, S., Varcoe, C., Browne, A., Lynam, M.J., Khan, K., & McDonald, H. (2009). Critical inquiry and knowledge translation: Exploring compatibilities and tensions. Nursing Philosophy, 10: 152-66.
Browne, A., Varcoe, C., Smye, V., Reimer-Kirkham, S., Lynam, J., & Wong, S. (2009). Cultural safety and the challenges of translating critically. Oriented knowledge in practice. Nursing Philosophy, 10: 167-179.
Browne, A., Varcoe, C., Smye, V., Reimer-Kirkham, S., Lynam, M.J., & Wong, S. Cultural Safety and the challenges of translating critically oriented knowledge into practice. Nursing Philosophy, 10: 167-79.
Lynam, M.J., Loock, C., Scott, L., Khan, KB. (2008). Culture, health, and inequalities: New paradigms, new practice imperatives. Journal of Research in Nursing, 13(2), 138-148.
Lynam, M. J. & Cowley, S. (2007). Understanding marginalization as a social determinant of health. Critical Public Health, 17, 137-49.
Anderson, J, Reimer Kirkham, S., Browne, AJ & Lynam, M. Judith. (2007). Continuing the dialogue: postcolonial feminist scholarship and Bourdieu - discourses of culture and points of connection. Nursing Inquiry, 14(1).
Lynam, M. Judith. (2007). Does discourse matter? Using critical inquiry to engage in knowledge development for practice. Primary Health Care Research and Development, 8, 54-67.
Lynam, MJ, Browne, A., Reimer Kirkham, S & Anderson, J. (2007). Re-thinking the complexities of ’culture’: What might we learn from Bourdieu?. Nursing Inquiry, 14(1), 23-34.
Perry, JA, Lynam, MJ & Anderson J. (2006). Resisting vulnerability: The experience of families who have kin in hospital - A feminist ethnography. International Journal of Nursing Studies, 43(2), 173-84.
Lynam, M. Judith. (2006). Culture and health: Discourses and practices in the Canadian context. In Papadopoulos, Irena (Eds.), Transcultural Health and Social Care: Development of Culturally Competent Practitioners. (pp. 319-39). London: Churchill Livingstone, Elsevier.
Lynam, M.Judith. (2005). Health as a socially mediated process: Theoretical and practice imperatives emerging from research on health inequalities. Advances in Nursing Science, 28(1), 25-37.
Rempel, G.R., Cender, L., Lynam, M.Judith, Sandor, G.G. & Farquharson, D. (2004). Parents’ perspectives on decision-making after anenatal diagnosis of congenital heart disease. JOGNN, 26(3), 64-70.
Lynam, M. Judith. (2004). Marginalization of First Generation Immigrant Women: An Experience with Implications for Health. London: University of London, PhD dissertation.
Lynam, M.J., Henderson, A., Browne, A., Smye, V., Semeniuk, P., Blue, C., Singh, S. & Anderson, J.M. (2003). Healthcare restructuring with a view to equity and efficiency: Reflections on unintended consequences. Canadian Journal of Nursing Leadership, 16, 112 - 140.
Anderson, J.M., Perry, J., Blue, C., Browne, A., Henderson, A., Khan, K., Kirkham, S., Lynam, M.J., Semeniuk, P. & Smye, V. (2003). "Rewriting" Cultural Safety within the Postcolonial and Postnational Feminist Project: Toward new epistemologies of healing. Advances in Nursing Science, 26, 196-214.
Kirkham, S. R., Smye, V., Tang, S., Anderson, J., Blue, C., Browne, A., Coles, R., Dyck, I., Henderson, A., Lynam, M. J., Perry, J., Semeniuk, P., & Shapera, L. (2002). Rethinking cultural safety while waiting to do fieldwork: Methodological implications for nursing research. Research in Nursing & Health, 25, 222-232.
Lynam, M.J. & Young, R.A. (2002). Empowerment, Praxis & Action Theory in Health-Promotion Research. In Valach, L., Young, R. & Lynam, M.J. Action Theory: A Primer for Applied Research in the Social Sciences. London: Praeger.
Valach, L., Young, R. & Lynam, M. Judith. (2002). Action Theory: A Primer for Applied Research in the Social Sciences. London: Praeger.
Young, R. A., Lynam, M. J., Valach, L., Novak, H., Brierton, I., & Christopher, A. (2001). Joint actions of parents and adolescents in health conversations. Qualitative Health Research, 11, 40-57.
Lynam, M. J., Gurm, B., & Dhari, R. (2000). Exploring perinatal health in Indo-Canadian women. Canadian Nurse, 96(4), 18-22, 24.
Lynam, M.J. & Young, R.A. (2000). Towards the Creation of a Culturall Safe Research Environment. Health, 4, 5 - 23.
Lynam, M. J. (1995). Supporting one another: The nature of family work when a young adult has cancer. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 22, 116-125.
Lynam, M. J. (1992). Towards the goal of providing culturally sensitive care: Principles upon which to build nursing curricula. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 17, 149-157.
Lynam, M. J. (1991). Taking culture into account: A challenging prospect for cardiovascular nursing. Canadian Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing, 2(3), 10-16.