Margot Latimer

Professor, Indigenous Health Chair in Nursing (2020)

Phone: 902-494-2391
Fax: 902-494-3487
Mailing Address: 
Room 127, Forrest Bldg.,
Dalhousie University
PO Box 15000
5869 University Avenue
Halifax NS B3H 4R2
Research Topics:
  • Children's pain relief
  • Indigenous children's health and wellness
  • Children in challenging contexts-Intensive care
  • Knowledge translation
  • Evidence-based inter-professional health care
  • Cultural Safety in Healthcare for Indigenous People


Dr. Latimer completed a PhD from McGill University (2006) and a post doctorate from Laval University (2010) in neuroscience. She has held clinical roles at the IWK since beginning her nursing practice in 1989 and these have inspired her research endeavours which focus on Aboriginal children's hurt and pain and improving the health care experiences and outcomes for this population. Margot’s work operates from a Two-Eyed Seeing perspective which aims to incorporate the best of both Indigenous and Western ways.


  • College of Registered Nurses of Nova Scotia
  • Medical, Dental & Scientific Staff IWK Health Centre
  • Canadian Pain Society
  • International Association for the Study of Pain
  • Research & Scholarly Development Committee

Awards and Honours

  • CIHR Chair for Indigenous Health Nursing - 2020
  • Excellence in Nursing Research Award, College of Registered Nurses of Nova Scotia - 2019
  • Early Career Research Award, Dalhousie University Faculty of Health Professions – 2014
  • Nova Scotia Health Research Establishment Grant 2011-2014
  • Dalhousie Faculty of Health Professions Post Doctorate Development Award -2008
  • CIHR FERASI PhD Fellowship 2004
  • Nova Scotia Health Research Foundation PhD Fellowship 2003
  • Canadian Nurses Foundation Alice Gerard Fellowship 2003


  • Latimer, M., Sylliboy, J., Francis, J., Amey, S., Rudderham, S., Finley, G.A., MacLeod, E. & Paul, K. (2020). Co-creaing better health care experiences for First Nation Children & Youth: The FIRST approach emerges from Two-Eyed Seeing. Pediatric & Neonatal Pain [In press].
  • VanEvery, R., Latimer, M. & Naveau, A. (2020). Strategies for First Nation Youth to Develop Connections, Balance Health and Reduce Pain: LISTEN approach for Clinicians to Support Youth. First Peoples Child & Family Review. [Under Review].
  • Campbell-Yeo, M., Johnston, C.C., Benoit, B., Disher, T., Caddell, K., Latimer, M., Vincer, M., Walker, C.D., Streiner, D.L., Inglis, D. (2019). Sustained efficacy of kangaroo care for repeated painful procedures over neonatal intensive care unit hospitalization: A single-blind randomized controlled trial. PAIN. 160(11), 2580-2588.
  • MacLeod, E., Steenbeek, A., Latimer, M., & Bombay, A. (2019). University students’ self-rated health and use of health services: A secondary analysis. Canadian Journal of Nursing Research. [Epub ahead of print].
  • Richardson, B., Benoit, B., Rutledge, K., Dol, J., Misener, R. M., Latimer, M., ... & Campbell-Yeo, M. (2019). The impact of parent-targeted eHealth educational interventions on infant procedural pain management: a systematic review protocol. JBI database of systematic reviews and implementation reports, 17(8), 1589-1599.
  • Latimer, M. & Sylliboy, J. (2019). Aboriginal Children’s Hurt & Healing (ACHH) Initiative: First Nation community health video. First Peoples Child & Family Review, 13(2).
  • Bettle, A., Latimer, M., Fernandez, C. & Hughes, J. (2018). Supporting parents’ pain care involvement with their children with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia: A qualitative interpretive description. Journal of Pediatric Oncology Nursing, 35(1), 43-55.
  • Lamb, A., Martin-Misener, R., Bryant-Lukosius, D. & Latimer, M. (2018). Describing the leadership capabilities of advanced practice nurses using a qualitative descriptive study. Nursing Open, 5(3), 400-413.
  • Latimer, M., Rudderham, S., Lethbridge, L., MacLeod, E., Harman, K., Sylliboy, J., Filiaggi, C. & Finley, A. (2018). Occurrence of and referral to specialists for pain-related diagnoses in First Nations and non–First Nations children and youth. CMAJ, 190(49), E1434-E1440.
  • Latimer, M., Sylliboy, J.R., MacLeod, E., Rudderham, S. & Francis, J. (2018). Creating a safe space for First Nations youth to share their pain. PAIN Reports, 3(Suppl.1): E682.