Faculty of Nursing University of Prince Edward Island Canada
Dr. Christina Murray, BA, RN, PhD, is an Associate Professor with the Faculty of Nursing at UPEI. Her nursing practice has been grounded in public health, and community development. Since 2015, Christina has been leading a program of interdisciplinary, collaborative adn innovative narrative research in Canada focusing on labour migration and its impact on the health of individuals, families, and communities. She was the Principal Investigator for the Tale of Two Islands Study and the Families, Work and Mobility Atlantic Canadian community outreach projects and was a co-lead for the 2019 Families in Canada conference. Christina is presently leading a two year project aimed at increasing Canadian understanding of the strengths and challenges faced by grandparents raising their grandchildren on Prince Edward Island. She embraces a partnering and co=participatory approach to data collection and dissemination and is actively working with grand-families in all phases of this project. For her significant reserach contribution in advancing the understanding of families in Canada, Christina was awarded the Vanier Institute of the Family's 2018 Mirabelli-Glossop Award.
Christina lives on PEI with her husband Gilles and daughters, Mairin and Makena.