Sharon Kaasalainen RN, BScN, MSc, PhD

Associate Professor, School of Nursing, McMaster University, Associate member, Department of Family Medicine, McMaster University, Honourary Professor, Queens University Belfast

Dr. Sharon Kaasalainen is an Associate Professor in the School of Nursing
at McMaster University, an associate member of the Department of Family Medicine at McMaster, and an Honorary Professor at Queen’s University in Belfast. Dr. Kaasalainen obtained her Bachelor of Science in Nursing, and a Doctor of Philosophy in Clinical Health Sciences from McMaster University, and a Master’s of Science in Nursing from the University of Toronto. Her top three research interests are pain management and palliative care in long-term care; improving the quality of life for older adults living in long-term care; and advanced practice nursing roles in long-term care.