Dr. Ellen Buck-McFadyen
Assistant Professor and Graduate Program Director
RN, BScN (Queen's), MScN (York), PhD (McMaster)
Office: LHS C164
Phone: 705-748-1011, ext. 7029
Ellen Buck-McFadyen is a registered nurse who began her career in community and public health nursing within a variety of areas, such as family health, hospice, and street health. She began teaching at Trent University in 2008 on a part-time basis while completing graduate school. Her PhD research at McMaster University used mixed methods to explore the influence of social capital on rural health, and the focus of her ongoing research relates to the social determinants of health within a rural context, including issues such as homelessness and substance use. Ellen is an associate editor of the North American section of the journal Rural and Remote Health and graduate program director in the Trent/Fleming School of Nursing.
Areas of Interest
Rural health and social determinants of health; Homelessness prevention and management; Substance use in the rural context; Rural health services
Current Research Projects
- Three models of rural emergency shelters: Exploring the participant experience and lessons learned
- Identifying innovative strategies to address rural homelessness
Buck-McFadyen, E. (2022). Rural homelessness: How the structural and social context of small-town living influences the experience of homelessness. Canadian Journal of Public Health, 113, 407-416. https://doi.org/10.17269/s41997-022-00625-9
Buck-McFadyen, E. (2022). Competing perspectives on rural homelessness: Findings from a qualitative study in Ontario, Canada. Health and Social Care in the Community, 30(5), e2003-2011. https://doi.org/10.1111/hsc.13633
Buck-McFadyen, E., Lee-Popham, S., & White, A. (2021). Pilot program integrating outpatient opioid treatment within a rural primary care setting. Rural & Remote Health, 21. https://doi.org/10.22605/RRH6413
Hudder, K. M., Buck-McFadyen, E., Bushuk, K., & Regts, M. (2021). A quasi-experimental study comparing virtual simulation to lab-based learning of newborn assessment among nursing students. Clinical Simulation in Nursing, 55, 59-66.
Buck-McFadyen, E., Lee-Popham, S., & White, A. (2020). Integrating services for people who use opioids in a rural primary care setting: The ROOT program. Canadian Journal of Community Mental Health, 39(3).
Buck-McFadyen, E., Isaacs, S., Strachan, P., Akhtar-Danesh, N., & Valaitis, R. (2019). How the rural context influences social capital: Experiences in two Ontario communities. Journal of Rural & Community Development, 14(1), 1-18.
Buck-McFadyen, E., Akhtar-Danesh, N., Isaacs, S., Leipert, B., Strachan, P., & Valaitis, R. (2019). Social capital and self-rated health: A cross-sectional study of the general social survey data comparing rural and urban adults in Ontario. Health and Social Care in the Community, 27(2), 424-436.
Buck-McFadyen, E. (2015). Rural food insecurity: When cooking skills, homegrown food, and perseverance aren’t enough to feed a family. Canadian Journal of Public Health, 106(3), e140-e146.
- Accepting graduate students (2023-2024)
- Accepting honours thesis students (2023-2024)