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Megan Aston


School of Nursing

Email: megan.aston@dal.ca
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


  • Aston, M., Etowa, J., Price, S., Vukic, A., Hart, C., MacLeod, E., Randel, P. (2016). Public health nurses and mothers challenge and shift the meaning of health outcomes. Global Qualitative Nursing Research (3), 1-10 DOI: 10.1177/2333393616632126
  • Bye, A. & Aston, M. (2015). Brenna’s story: A critical reflection and analysis of one mother’s experience of navigating the medical system with a child with an intellectual disability. Journal of Intellectual Disabilities DOI: 10.1177/1744629515583417
  • Aston, M., Price, S., Etowa, J., Vukic, A., Young, L., Hart, C., MacLeod, E., Randel, P. (2014). The power of relationships: Exploring how public health nurses support mothers and families during postpartum home visits Journal of Family Nursing (Online First Version Dec 9, 2014) DOI: 10.1177/1074840714561524
  • Aston, M., Breau, L. and MacLeod, E. (2014). Diagnoses, Labels and Stereotypes: Supporting Children with Intellectual Disabilities in the Hospital. Journal of Intellectual Disabilities DOI: 10.1177/1744629514552151
  • Aston, M., Price, S., Etowa, J., Vukic, A., Young, L., Hart, C., MacLeod, E., Randel, P. (2014). Universal and Targeted Early Home Visiting: Perspectives of Public Health Nurses and Mothers. Nursing Reports Vol 4 (1) (online Early Release June 2014) DOI: 10.4081/nursrep.2014.3290