Solina Richter, RN, DCur


Faculty of Nursing
(780) 492-7953
5-238 Edmonton Clinic Health Academy
11405 87 Ave NW
Edmonton AB
T6G 1C9




  • Postdoctoral fellowship, Health Sciences Council, University of Alberta (2005-2008)
  • D Cur Nursing, Rand Afrikaans University (2001)
  • M Cur Nursing, University of Pretoria (1997)
  • BCur (Hons), University of Pretoria (1994)
  • BA (Cur) (Community Nursing Science, Nursing Management and Nursing Education, University of South Africa (1990)
  • Diploma in Midwifery (Cum Laude). S G Lourens Nursing College, Pretoria, South Africa (1985)
  • Bachelor of Nursing Science (General and Psychiatric Nursing). University of Stellenbosch (1984)


Dr. Solina Richter is Professor and Associate Dean Global Health in the Faculty of Nursing, University of Alberta. Dr. Richter believes that global collaboration has always been a fundamental part of scholarly development; globalization is accelerating the scope, rate, and importance of international research. She highlights that global collaboration is a prerequisite to bringing different perspectives to dialogue on key national and global issues; it facilitates our contribution to the global collection of knowledge and expertise on the management of the social determinants of health. It is essential that researchers combine resources and expertise on an international scale to adequately address complex and interconnected global issues.

Her research program focuses on the social determinants of health and frontline practices that protect and promote the health of the low socioeconomic populations. It further focuses on building capacity for partnerships and collaboration to address global health. Current projects relate to studies that focus on a better understanding of maternal health, how people within or across cultures share the same understandings of health, what it means to be healthy, and practices for maintaining health.

Featured Publications

A critical look at exclusive breastfeeding in Africa: through the lens of diffusion of innovation theory

Oyelana, O., Kamanzi, J., Richter, S.

International Journal of African Nursing Science, 2020 December; 14

Mentorship programs for faculty members accompanying students on international placements to low-middle income countries (LMIC): a scoping review protocol.

Mak, J., Jarvis, K., Richter, S. Kennedy, M.

JBI Evidence Synthesis. 2020 December; Accepted for publication

Self-Directed Female Migration In Ghana: Health and Wellness of Elderly Family Caregivers Left Behind. An Ethnographic Study.

Richter, S., Jarvis, K., Yakong, V.N., Aniteye, P. & Vallianatos, H.

International Journal of Environmental and Public Health, 8127; doi:10.3390/ijerph17218127 . 2020 November; 17

Reproductive Healthcare for Women in IDP Camps in Nigeria: An Analysis of Structural Gaps.

Amodu, O., Salami, O., Richter, S., Okeke-Ihejirika, P.

Global Public Health. 2020 October;

Kamanzi, J. & Richter. M.S.

International Journal of Nursing Student Scholarship. 2020 September; 7 (48):1 - 29

Health literacy: A determinant of healthy eating and active living.

Richter, S., Yohani, S., Vallianatos, H. & Higginbottom, G.

Health Promotion International. 2020 July;

Determinants impacting a vulnerable woman’s access to primary sexual and reproductive health care in Canada: A scoping review protocol

Jarvis, K.D., Farrell, A. Richter, S, & Luckewick, J.

JBI Databases of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports, DOI: 10.11124/JBISRIR-D-19-00262 . 2020 July;

Richter, S., Vallianatos, H., Green, J., & Obuekwe, C.

International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health,. 2020 June; 17 (10):3682

Hodge, L., Mayan, M., Lo, S., Richter, S., & Drummond, J.

Collaborations: A Journal of Community-Based Research and Practice. 2020 May; 3 (1):1-12

Richter, M.S., Cummings, G. & Bernardes, A.

Revista Latino-Americana de Enfermagem. 2020 April; 28,e3258

Urindwanayo, D. & Richter, M.S.

Journal of International Women’s studies. 2020 February; 21 (1):255-270