Keith King, BScN, MPH, RN, CPSO

Research Assistant, Faculty of Nursing

Pronouns: He/Him


Research Assistant, Faculty of Nursing


Area of Study / Keywords

Sexual Health Indigenous Health Mental Health Public Health Nursing


Born and raised in northern Alberta, I grew up on a farm, my father was a farmer, and my mother a nurse. I moved to Edmonton for University and completed my BScN in Nursing at the UofA in 2004. I subsequently worked for a year as a Registered Nurse in a few areas, including Plastic Surgery, Mental Health, and Neurosurgery, before moving to Perth, Western Australia to commence my Masters of Public Health (MPH). I moved back to Canada in 2006 to work in mental health and addictions in Toronto for three years, before relocating to London, UK, where I conducted my thesis research on HIV testing in acute and community psychiatric mental health and addictions settings. After 6 years in the UK, I returned to Canada and worked with Alberta Health Services doing Health Service Quality and Accreditation work, before joining the Faculty of Nursing in 2017 as a Faculty Lecturer. In 2019 I became an Assistant Teaching Professor, and in 2020 took and educational leave to complete my PhD research looking at HPV-related cancer prevention in Métis communities in Alberta. As a proud two-spirit Métis, my research seeks to center the voices of the people involved and develop strategies to improve outcomes related to HPV in our Nation.