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Dr. Laurie Gottlieb

Laurie Gottlieb


Room 408A, Wilson Hall.

laurie [dot] gottlieb [at] mcgill [dot] ca

Dr. Laurie Gottlieb is a full professor at the Ingram School of Nursing, McGill University and Flora Madeline Shaw Chair in Nursing. Laurie holds a BN and MSc in Nursing and a PhD in developmental psychology from McGill University. She has been a member of McGill faculty since 1974, and Director of the School of Nursing and Associate Dean of the Faculty of Medicine from 1995 to 2000. During her tenure at McGill she has served on many faculty and University committees including a member of McGill Senate, the Board of Directors for the McGill Center for Research and Teaching on Women. Since 1992 she has been editor-in-chief of the Canadian Journal of Nursing Research, the oldest peer reviewed nursing academic journal in Canada.

Laurie Gottlieb current research focuses on further developing the ideas of the McGill Model of Nursing with its focus on collaborative partnership, strengths based care, family mindedness and development. She has expounded on the developmental and biological principles that underlie nursing practice and brought these ideas together in the Developmental/Health Framework within the McGill Model of Nursing.

Dr. Gottlieb has published extensively in nursing and multidisciplinary journals and has lectured nationally and internationally on her research and the directions of nursing and health care. Her research has focused on issues of early family development and health including attachment, changes in family relationships following a sibling's birth, couple bereavement, the determinants of parenting and so forth. Dr. Gottlieb played an instrumental role in its early conception and in the development and testing of the McGill Model of Nursing.

In 2009, the Ordre des infirmières et infirmiers du Québec bestowed Dr. Gottlieb with their highest honour, the Insigne du mérite prize for her contributions to the advancement of the profession.

To view Dr. Gottlieb’s publications, visit the Ingram School of Nursing’s Research/Publications page.