Christine Maheu, RN, PhD
680 Sherbrooke Street West, Montreal, QC, H3A 2M7
christine.maheu [at] mcgill.ca
Dr. Christine Maheu is a Professor at the Ingram School of Nursing at McGill University. She also holds a Clinical Scientist position with the Cancer Survivorship Program at Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, Toronto. At McGill University, she teaches research, supervises graduate students (masters, doctorates, post-doctorates), mentors practicing nurses and students in research and conducting research (in English/French). Her research is focused on cancer survivorship care with special interests in psychosocial oncology clinical interventions. Dr. Maheu is a co-principal investigator on fear of cancer recurrence, a study with funds from the Canadian Cancer Society. Sponsored from the Canadian Partnership Against Cancer (CPAC), she currently leads a team on the creation of the Cancer and Work website, addressing the needs of cancer survivors, health care providers and employers when returning and staying at work following cancer. Additionally in partnership with IPSOS, funded by CPAC, she is co-leading a nationwide survey assessment of transition care needs of cancer patients from end of treatment to three years post diagnosis. Dr. Maheu received excellence awards in nursing research (2013, 2015, 2016) from Ovarian Cancer Canada, the Canadian Association of Nurses in Oncology and the Quebec Association of Nurses in Oncology.
Areas of Interest
Dr. Maheu’s primary area of research is on the psychosocial and behaviour impact of cancer in cancer survivors and individuals at risk for inherited cancers. In addition, she conducts and test group psychotherapy approaches to help cancer survivors’ deal with uncertainty and fear of recurrence. She also has an interest in descriptive studies for health capitals among minority groups towards breast cancer prevention.