Biography

Dr. Cheryl Forchuk is the Beryl and Richard Ivey Research Chair in Aging, Mental Health, Rehabilitation and Recovery; a Distinguished University Professor at Arthur Labatt Family School of Nursing (Western University); and Scientist and Assistant Director at Lawson Health Research Institute. She has published on many topics including transitional discharge, technology in mental health care, and poverty, housing and homelessness. She has been honoured with numerous awards including the Order of Ontario, an honorary life membership in the Registered Nurses Association of Ontario and the Canadian Association of Advanced Practice Nursing, and a Research Pioneer Award from Psychosocial Rehabilitation Canada

 

 

Professional and Academic Experience

PROFESSIONAL AND ACADEMIC EXPERIENCE

Degree

Years

University

Department

Ph.D. in Nursing

1987-1992

Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan

College of Nursing

Master of Science in Nursing

1978-1980

University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario

Faculty of Nursing

Bachelor of Science in Nursing

1972-1976

University of Windsor, Windsor, Ontario

Faculty of Nursing

Bachelor of Arts in Psychology

1972-1976

University of Windsor, Windsor, Ontario

Faculty of Social Science

 

HONOURS

Honour

Year

Order of Ontario

2017

Lighthouse Award in Innovation, Ontario Peer Development Initiative

2016

Fellow, Canadian Academy of Health Scences

2015

Distinguished University Professor Award, The University of Western Ontario

2014

Champion of Mental Health Award, St. Joseph’s Health Care Foundation and Canadian Mental Health Association London-Middlesex

2011

Faculty Scholar, The University of Western Ontario

2007-2009

Honorary Life Member (Inaugural), Canadian Association of Advanced Practice Nurses

2005

Award of Merit, Ontario Mental Health Nurses Interest Group

2002

Chatelaine’s Who’s Who Of Canadian Women (biographical listing)

1999-2003

Who’s Who in Ontario, Ontario Genealogical Society (biographical listing)

1995-1999

Excellence in Nursing Leadership Award, Iota Omicron Chapter, Sigma Theta Tau International, Honor Society of Nursing

1995

Honorary Member, Nightingale Society, Carmel California, U.S.A

1992

Health Research Personnel Development Fellowship, Ministry of Health, Ontario, Canada

1990-1992

Baxter Fellowship in Nursing Science, Canadian Nurses Foundation

1990

President’s Award for Outstanding Voluntary Commitment, Brant Ethnoculturefest

1989

Outstanding Young Citizen Award. Presented by Brantford Jaycees

1988

University of Toronto Open Fellowships

1978-1980

Profession

Research Scientist

Appointments

Chair, The Beryl and Richard Ivey Research Chair in Aging, Mental Health, Rehabilitation and Recovery Distinguished University Professor Associate Director - Nursing Research Cross Appointment, Department of Psychiatry

Administrative Support

Vanessa Cullen, vanessa.cullen@sjhc.london.on.ca 519-685-8500 x 42856

Website

Research Group

Other

Research Interest Area 

Homeless Veterans
Mental Health
Housing Stability

Keywords

Therapeutic relationships, Community living, Poverty , Peer support, Homelessness, Veterans, Transition, Technologies