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Cheryl Forchuk Associate Director, Nursing Research, Arthur Labatt Family School of Nursing

Cheryl Forchuk is a Distinguished University Professor and Associate Director of Nursing Research at the Arthur Labatt Family School of Nursing, Faculty of Health Sciences, with a cross appointment to the Department of Psychiatry, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, University of Western Ontario.

She is a Scientist and Assistant Director at Lawson Health Research Institute, London, Ontario. Dr. Forchuk is also currently Group Leader, Mental Health/Health Outcomes Research. She received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing and Bachelor of Arts in psychology from the University of Windsor. She received her Master of Science in Nursing from the University of Toronto with a clinical specialty in mental health-psychiatric nursing and her PhD from the college of nursing at Wayne State.

Dr. Forchuk has published on many topics in relation to mental health and mental illness, including: therapeutic relationships, transitional discharge, housing/homelessness, peer support, poverty and nursing theory. She has published a book through Sage on Peplau’s interpersonal theory of nursing, and a book through Canadian Scholar’s Press on housing and homeless issues for psychiatric survivors. Her current research includes exploring issues related to poverty and social inclusion for psychiatric survivors, housing/homeless issues, the implementation of the Transitional Discharge Model for the transition from hospital to community, and the use of new technologies to improve mental health, including addiction, services.