Neelam Punjani, PhD, MScN, BScN, RN

Assistant Professor, Faculty of Nursing

Pronouns: She/Her


Assistant Professor, Faculty of Nursing
(780) 492-6764
5-172 Edmonton Clinic Health Academy
11405 87 Ave NW
Edmonton AB
T6G 1C9


Area of Study / Keywords

Children's Health & Well-being Adolescent Sexual Health Qualitative Research Knowledge Translation


My research interest includes promoting positive sexual health outcomes among children and young adults. My program of research focuses on developing innovative digital knowledge translation tools that can better support parents in providing age-appropriate and gender-oriented sexuality education to their children to improve outcomes for children, their families, and the health care system. In my research, I merge synthesized literature, parents' experiences through participatory action research and combine it with art-based approaches. My goal is to do critical advancements in patient engagement and nursing science through the development of new research approaches and knowledge translation activities. 


I am currently accepting honors program and graduate students with interests in child and youth health, sexual and reproductive health, qualitative methods, art based and knowledge translation. I am especially seeking masters' students who wish to complete a thesis and doctoral students. Students will have the opportunity to work with interdisciplinary research teams on a diverse range of projects where they will be exposed to writing for publication, integrated-knowledge translation activities, community-based participatory research activities with diverse communities and stakeholders, and qualitative/mixed research methods.