My program of research focuses on child and youth mental health as well as marginalized populations. I am committed to advancing the knowledge of health and social care practitioners, policy makers and program developers in these areas. My theoretical foundation draws on health equity, the social determinants of health, health promotion and community engagement. I incorporate the impact of the social determinants of health as well as trauma informed practice within my research and teaching. I have a strong background in qualitative methods, particularly narrative research and participatory action research.
Some examples of my current and past research projects include:
Richter, M.S., Bell., J., Jackson, M.K., Lee, L., & Dahsora, P. (in press). Library usage and socially vulnerable populations. Journal of Library Administration.
Thummapol, O., Park, T., Barton, S., & Jackson, M.K. (in press). Methodological challenges faced in doing research with Vulnerable Women: reflections from fieldwork experiences. International Journal of Qualitative Methods.
Jackson, M.K. (2019). Beyond Deficits: Shifting perspectives in child and youth mental health. In M. Diaz & B. Shepard (Eds.), Narrative Perspectives in Childhood and Adolescence. New York, NY: Columbia University Press.
Jackson, M.K., Caine, V., Huber, J, & Vastani, M. (2019). “Hear me”: Collaborating to address sexual exploitation. In M. Diaz & B. Shepard (Eds.), Narrative Perspectives in Childhood and Adolescence. New York, NY: Columbia University Press.
Clandinin,D.J., Caine, V., & Jackson, M. (2019). Narrative research in education. In Hynds, A. (Ed.) Oxford Biographies in Education. New York: Oxford University Press.
Eastlick Kushner, K. & Jackson, M.K. (2018). Health and wellness. In P.A. Potter, A.G. Griffin,J.C Ross-Kerr, M.J., Wood, B.J. Astle, & W. Duggleby (Eds.), Canadian Fundamentals of Nursing 6th Ed. Toronto, ON: Elsevier.
Eastlick Kushner, K. & Jackson, M.K. (2018).Community health nursing practice. In P.A. Potter, A.G. Griffin, J.C Ross-Kerr, M.J., Wood, B.J. Astle, & W. Duggleby (Eds.), Canadian Fundamentals of Nursing 6th Ed. Toronto, ON: Elsevier.
Jackson, M.K., Richter, M.S., Kovacs-Burns, K. (2014). Confidentiality and treatment of minor clients: A health professional’s dilemma. SpringerPlus online.
Jackson, M., Richter, M.S., Caine, V. (2013). A visual narrative inquiry into the experiences of youth who are homeless and seek mental health care. Homeward Trust. http://www.homewardtrust.ca/homelessness/resources.php#cat9
Jackson, M., Richter, M.S., Caine, V. (2012). Exploring the methodological and theoretical diversity of participatory visual methods. International Journal of Qualitative Methods, 10(4), 690.
This course in mental health provides opportunities to acquire knowledge, skills, and attitudes to promote wellness, through safe, ethical nursing practice, in a variety of contexts. The focus will be mental well-being throughout the lifespan. Learning experiences will provide students an understanding of the mental health nursing process. Clinical hours listed are the total number of hours and will be offered over 8 weeks. Note: Available only to nursing students in the Collaborative/Honors Program or Bilingual Program. Prerequisites: NURS 216, NURS 224 (or NURS 307), and NURS 225 (or NURS 308).Fall Term 2020 Winter Term 2021