Project Description

Dave Holmes
PhD, RN(Canada)

Associate Dean of Academic Programs and Student Affairs


Key Areas of Focus

  • Key Area of Focus 3: Philosophical and Theoretical Foundations in Nursing
  • Key Area of Focus 4: Health Services and Practice
  • Key Area of Focus 6: Health Disparities and Diversity

Areas of Expertise

  • Critical social theory
  • Forensic psychiatric nursing
  • Gender studies
  • Mental health nursing
  • Post-structuralism
  • Public health nursing
  • Queer theory

Research Abstract

After completing my B.Sc. (University of Ottawa, 1991), M.Sc. (Université de Montréal, 1998) and Ph.D. (Montréal/McGill University, 2002) in Nursing, I have completed a CIHR post-doctoral fellowship in Health Care, Technology and Place at the University of Toronto (2003). To date, I have received federal funding from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, to conduct my research program on risk management in the fields of public health and forensic nursing. Most of my works, comments, essays, analyses and empirical research are based on the poststructuralist works of Deleuze & Guattari and Michel Foucault. My works have been published in nursing, criminology, sociology and medicine journals. I am co-editor of Critical Interventions in the Ethics of Health Care (Routledge – 2009), Abjectly Boundless: Boundaries, Bodies and Health Care (Routledge – 2010), (Re)Thinking Violence in Health Care Settings: A Critical Approach (Routledge – 2011), Power and the Psychiatric Apparatus (Routledge – 2014) and, Radical Sex Between Men: Assembling Desiring-Machines (Routledge – 2017).

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