Pertice Moffitt, North Slave Research Centre/ Aurora Research Institute
Dr. Pertice Moffitt is the Manager, Health Research Programs, North Slave Research Centre/ Aurora Research Institute in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories (NWT). She teaches undergraduate students in the BSN program (Aurora College); and graduate students as a Sessional Instructor, MN Program Athabasca University. She is an evaluator for accreditation reviews with the Canadian Association of Schools of Nursing (CASN). She has lived and practiced nursing in Canada’s north for 30 years. She received a PhD in Nursing, University of Calgary; MN, University of New Brunswick; BSN, University of British Columbia; and, a diploma in nursing from Victoria Public Hospital, Fredericton, New Brunswick. She also completed an internship for health science researchers in Potchefestrom, South Africa July-August, 2011.
She is a Past President, Northwest Territories Registered Nurses Association and a former Board Member Canadian Nurses Association. She is currently Chair, Professional Conduct Committee of the Registered Nurses Association of the Northwest Territories and Nunavut. She is a Past-President of the Canadian Association for Rural and Remote Nursing, past Board Member of the Canadian Rural Health Research Society (CRHRS), and currently a member of CRHRS. She is an activist against family violence and is a member of the Coalition against Family Violence in the NWT.
Dr. Moffitt extends her academic work in international and circumpolar settings. She has been an external reviewer for graduate student’s thesis in Australia and South Africa. She has taken nursing students to nursing practicums in Norway and provided lectures to a new Masters in Rural and Remote Nursing in northern Norway. She is partnering in Sami research projects.
Her research and teaching interests include nursing philosophy, theory, and science; nursing ethics; women’s health; culture and health; scholarship of teaching; evaluation; and health promotion. Her research methods are qualitative including fourth generation evaluation, ethnography, photovoice, and community participatory action research. She is currently a co-investigator in research on community response to intimate partner violence (SSHRC funded), rural and remote diabetes intervention project (PHAC funded), and, a large national study of rural and remote nursing (CIHR funded).