Sherri Melrose is an Associate Professor in the Centre for Nursing and Health Studies and has been teaching at Athabasca University since 2001. Her research interests are framed from a qualitative perspective and include topics related to both psychiatric mental health nursing and education. In the area of mental health, Dr. Melrose is currently investigating the experiences of individuals dually diagnosed with developmental disabilities and psychiatric illness. In the area of education, she is examining creative clinical teaching.

Dr. Melrose is a winner of the Canadian Association of Schools of Nursing (CASN) Award for Excellence in Nursing Education. Her research projects have been funded by Social Sciences and Humanities Council (SSHRC), Collaborative Research Grant Initiative (CRGI), Western and Northern Region Canadian Association of Schools of Nursing (WRCASN) and Athabasca University. Information about her book Teaching Health Professionals Online: Frameworks and Strategies is available at

Dr. Melrose has been involved with authoring and or facilitating the following courses: MHST 601, 611, 623, 624 and NURS 328, 435.

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