Megan Aston

Professor/Associate Director Research and International Affairs and the Director of Centre for Transformative Nursing & Health Research (CTNHR)

Phone: 902-494-6376
Fax: 902-494-3487
Mailing Address: 
Room 123, Forrest Bldg.,
Dalhousie University
PO Box 15000
5869 University Avenue
Halifax NS B3H 4R2
Research Topics:
  • Maternal child and infant health
  • Public health nursing
  • Feminist post-structuralism


Dr. Aston teaches Community Nursing, Family Nursing, and Nursing Research. She uses feminist poststructuralism to guide her teaching and research which includes personal, social, and institutional constructions of the practices of nurses and clients. Specialty areas include public health nursing, maternal child/infant health, and early home visiting.


  • IWK Health Centre, Honorary Appointment
  • Affiliated Co-investigator with WHO/PAHO Collaborating Centre
  • Associate Editor Nursing Reports
  • CHNC Community Health Nurses Association
  • International Family Nursing Association


  • Jefferies, K., Goldberg, L., Aston, M. & Tomblin Murphy, G. (2018). Understanding the Invisibility of Black Nurse Leaders Using a Black Feminist Poststructuralist Framework, Journal of Clinical Nursing (in press).
  • Mbekenga, C., Aston, M., Kohi, T., Macdonald, D., Mselle, L., Price, S., Murphy, G. Tomblin, Murphy, White, M., O’Hearn, S. & Jefferies, K. How Tanzanian nurse midwives, and obstetricians develop postpartum relationships with women. International Journal of Childbirth 8, 1
  • Price, S., Aston, M., Monaghan, J., Sim, S., Tomblin Murphy, G., Etowa, J., Pickles, M., Hunter, A., Little V. (2017). Maternal knowing and social networks: Understanding first time mothers' search for information and support through online and offline social networks. Qualitative Health Research.
  • Price, S., Sim, M., Kirk, S., Aston, M. & Awad, Christine (2017). An innovation arts-based approach to interprofessional education. Health and International Practice 3(2) eP1131 Available at:
  • Peckover, S. & Aston, M. (2017) Examining the social construction of surveillance: a critical issue for health visitors and public health nurses working with mothers and children. Journal of Clinical Nursing Jan 27(1-2) e379-e389. doi: 10.1111/jocn.14014