Editorial Team


Matthew J Douma MN-HLSA, RN, ENC(C), CCN(C), CNCC(C)

Matthew has been an emergency nurse since 2006. He is currently a clinical nurse educator at the Royal Alexandra Hospital Emergency Department and an adjunct associate professor of Critical Care Medicine at the University of Alberta. His clinical and research interests are in the areas of resuscitation and emergency department operations. 


Heather McLellan MEd, BN, RN, CEN, CFRN

Heather McLellan is an Associate Professor with Mount Royal University in the Advanced Studies in Critical Care Nursing Program. She has almost 40 years of emergency, critical care and transport nursing experience working in Canada and Internationally with twenty years of that time spent working on helicopter air ambulances including Air One (Tyler, Texas), University of Texas Life Flight (Galveston, Texas) and Alberta Shock Trauma Air Rescue Society (STARS, Calgary). Heather has authored, edited and reviewed multiple itmes for textbooks and journals for transport and emergency. She has served on the Board of Directors for the Air & Surface Transport Nursing Association, Canadian Aerospace Medicine and Aeromedical Transport Association, the Board of Certification for Emergency Nursing for both Emergency and Transport Nursing Specialty exams and as a peer reviewer for the Air Medical Journal. Heather maintains clinical currency working in the Foothills Medical Centre Emergency Department, Calgary’s Level One Trauma Centre. Her teaching focus is online distance education for the adult professional. Research interests include prehospital and critical care patient transport and scholarship of teaching and learning as it relates to advanced nursing education.


Christopher Picard CD, BScN, ENC(C)

Christopher Picard has worked in tertiary, rural, and remote areas as an emergency nurse. In his role as a medic with the Canadian Forces he has worked in prehospital, clinical and austere roles both domestically and abroad. Chris currently works as a Clinical Nurse Educator at the Misericordia Hospital in Edmonton Alberta Canada. His research interests are trauma care, evidence-based practice and knowledge translation. He is currently a graduate student in the Faculty of Nursing at the University of Alberta.


Michelle Lalonde, Inf., MN, PhD/ RN, MN, PhD

Michelle Lalonde is an associate professor in the School of Nursing at the University of Ottawa. Michelle completed her doctoral work at the Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing, University of Toronto. Her thesis was focused on exploring the impact of nurse preceptors’ emotional intelligence on new graduate nurses’ socialization outcomes during a preceptorship program. Michelle’s program of research is focused on the main theme of Readiness & Transition to Nursing Practice with the theme of la Francophonie integrated throughout. Michelle is particularly interested in the transition of new graduate nurses in emergency department settings. Michelle’s area of clinical expertise is emergency/ trauma and general surgery; she  practiced in emergency departments in Québec and Ontario.


Fabrice Mowbray, Ph.D (c), MScN, RN

Fabrice Mowbray is a registered nurse and a clinical epidemiologist interested in geriatric resuscitation, advanced care directives, and geriatric models of care in the emergency department. Fabrice is currently a Ph.D. Candidate in the Department of Health Research Methodology at McMaster University, specializing in prognosis research and clinical prediction models. Fabrice draws from his experience working as a critical care nurse in the intensive care unit and a trauma nurse in the emergency department at a level-one trauma center in Detroit, Michigan.


Carrie Meagher BScN, RN

Carrie Meagher is a registered nurse with 16 years of nursing experience and is currently in the Program Head role of the British Columbia Institute of Technology Emergency Nursing Specialty Program. She is a passionate nurse, and has particular interest in Emergency Medicine and Critical Care Nursing with most of her nursing experience at a level 1 trauma centre. Carrie brings her Emergency Nursing expertise supporting the growth and development of Emergency Nurses across BC, Canada as well as Internationally. Recently completing a Masters of Nursing in Education from the University of Victoria, Carrie is looking forward to learning and growing in the advanced practice role bringing current, relevant and evidenced based research to the forefront of Emergency Nursing.

Editorial Board Members

Allan Lai BSN, Vancouver BC

Steve Gagne, MScN RN, Montreal QC

Michelle Gagnon MN RN, Vancouver BC

Domhnall ODochartaigh MSc RN, Edmonton AB

Rob Paquin MSc RN, North Vancouver BC

Emily Tang BScN RN, Vancouver BC