Diana Gausden


Faculty Lecturer


Room 405A, Wilson Hall

diana.gausden [at] mcgill.ca


Ms. Gausden is currently Co-Coordinator of the Undergraduate Community Health Nursing Project Stream.

Prior to moving to Montreal from England in 2001 Ms. Gausden practised as a Specialist Community Public Health Nurse and Community Nurse Prescriber.  Working in rural and urban settings, she specialised in outreach work to Traveller and Romany families.

In 2002 Ms. Gausden started her own nursing consulting company providing workshops and training to families and childcare centers.

From 2004 -2010 Ms. Gausden integrated her public health specialty into the domain of child welfare working as a community nurse clinician within Batshaw Youth and Family Center in Montreal; assessing allegations of abuse, supporting foster families and liaising in adoption cases.

Since joining the Ingram School of Nursing part time in 2010 Ms. Gausden has been involved in developing the community health nursing undergraduate curriculum by expanding academic/community based organisation partnerships across Montreal in order for students to collaborate with diverse vulnerable populations.

Ms. Gausden is passionate about community health nursing practice and nurses  advocating for healthcare system change in partnership with the community.

She is currently Quebec board representative at the Community Health Nurses of Canada and an associate member of the Canadian Nursing Association.

Ms. Gausden has presented her clinical experiences at a number of provincial and national conferences.

In her home community she is President of the Hudson Players Club the longest-running, English-language Theatre Company in the province of Quebec.