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Dr. Danielle Macdonald

Dr. Danielle Macdonald appointed Interim Director, Queen’s Kaleidoscope Institute

On the recommendation of Dean Jane Philpott, Teri Shearer, Interim Provost and Vice-Principal (Academic) at Queen’s University, has appointed Dr. Danielle Macdonald as Interim Director, Queen’s Kaleidoscope Institute (QKI) effective March 1, 2023. Her appointment is effective until August 31, 2023. 

Dean Philpott extends her sincere gratitude to Dr. Heather Aldersey who led the Institute–and its precursor the Institute for Global and Population Health–on an interim basis and helped relaunch the institute under a new vision that embraced Queen’s Health Sciences’ strategy of Radical Collaboration for a Healthier World. 

Dr. Macdonald earned her Master of Nursing degree from Dalhousie University and completed her PhD in Nursing at the University of Ottawa in 2019. She joined Queen’s Health Sciences as an Assistant Professor in the School of Nursing in September 2020 and has been a key collaborator in the work of the Kaleidoscope Institute. Dr. Macdonald’s research focuses on global birthing care experiences of women and birthing people, nurses, midwives, and other health care providers.  

Queen’s Kaleidoscope Institute works across disciplines and faculties to bring together collaborators working on various projects to advance global and population health and foster a community at Queen’s dedicated to creating knowledge to solve pressing, contemporary global problems. Its driving principles are rooted in anticolonialism, decolonization, EDIIA (equity, diversity, inclusion, Indigeneity and accessibility) and a sharp focus on the needs of the communities it serves.   

The search is continuing for a permanent Director for QKI.  

Please join Dean Philpott in congratulating Dr. Macdonald on her appointment. 

Watch Dr. Macdonald’s 5à7 Research Talk Nurses and Midwives: Sharing the Humanity of Birth.  

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