Dr. Michele J. McIntosh
BA (Queen's), BScN, MScN (Toronto), PhD (Alberta)
Office: LHS C161
Phone: 705-748-1011, ext. 7507
Clinically, I am an award-winning women’s health nurse (sexual and reproductive health, violence) with expertise in child and adolescent health (NICU, suspected child abuse, breastfeeding). I am a qualitative researcher and have contributed to the methods and ethics of qualitative inquiry. My research has explored the stigmatization of sex-workers in hospital, whether participant distress in in-depth interviews constitutes harm, contra-indication of breastfeeding among HIV+ mothers, and many other topics that elucidate women’s experiences through qualitative methods. I am a frequent presenter at the International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry. I sit on the Editorial Board of Qualitative Health Research Journal. My thesis students have won CIHR Health Professional Student Awards.
Areas of Interest
Women's health; qualitative methods; ethics
Current Research Projects
Currently, I am exploring students’ experiences of their school’s response to their sexual assault on campus. I am also investigating student mothers’ experiences of pregnancy and breastfeeding accommodations at school - @bfcampuses
McIntosh, M. J. & Morse, J. M. (2015). Situating and constructing diversity in semi-structured interviews. Global Qualitative Nursing Research.
McIntosh, M. J. (2021). A shot in the dark? Ontario girls, informed consent and HPV vaccination in P. Ballantyne and K. Ryan (Editors) Living Pharmaceutical Lives, Routledge.
- Accepting graduate students (2023-2024)
- Accepting honours thesis students (2023-2024)