BRIC NS Student Seminar Series

The next BRIC NS Student Seminar Series will be held on:

February 6, 2019 1:45 – 3:00 pm
Room 140, Collaborative Health Education Building, 5793 University Ave., Halifax

Everyone is welcome! If you can't make it in person, remote attendance will be available through Zoom. Contact for details.


Martha Paynter - “Perinatal health outcomes of criminalized women in Canada.

Martha Paynter is a registered nurse, activist, and scientist. She is a staff nurse at the IWK Health Centre Family Newborn Care Unit and a PhD Candidate in Nursing at Dalhousie University. She holds a Master of Development Economics and Master of Science in Health Research Methodology. She worked for almost a decade in health services and policy management for the Departments of Health in Nova Scotia and New Brunswick. Her doctoral dissertation examines the health outcomes of women in Canada who have experienced criminalization and incarceration during pregnancy, birth and postpartum periods. Ms. Paynter is funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, Killam Trust, Nova Scotia Health Research Foundation, BRIC NS, Canadian Nursing Foundation, IWK Health Centre, and Dalhousie. In 2012, she founded Women’s Wellness Within (WWW), a registered non-profit organization that provides support, education and advocacy with criminalized women who are pregnant or parenting young children in Nova Scotia.

Brianna Richardson - “Parental Prevention of Newborn Pain: Exploring educational strategies for promoting parental involvement in infant procedural pain management.

Brianna Richardson graduated with her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Prince Edward Island in May 2016 and that Fall entered the Master of Science in Nursing program at Dalhousie. She was accepted for early entry in the PhD program at Dalhousie and is currently in her second year as a doctoral student with the School of Nursing under the supervision of Dr. Marsha Campbell-Yeo and Dr. Ruth Martin Misener. Her doctoral research focuses on examining how eHealth learning influences parental involvement in procedural pain care with their newborn babies.

For more information, visit the BRIC NS website: 

Wednesday, February 6, 2019 - 13:45