Shannon Scott, RN, PhD, FCAHS, FCAN

Acting Vice Dean, Faculty of Nursing


Acting Vice Dean, Faculty of Nursing
(780) 492-1037
5-187 Edmonton Clinic Health Academy
11405 - 87 Ave NW
Edmonton AB
T6G 1C9


Area of Study / Keywords

child health knowledge translation patient engagement intervention co-design


My ECHO (translating Evidence in Child Health to improve Outcomes) research program focuses on knowledge translation in pediatric health settings to improve outcomes for children, their families, and the health care system. The goal of knowledge translation activities is to increase the use of relevant knowledge, commonly research, among clinicians, managers, administrators, and policy makers. Knowledge translation problems are complex because they involve behavior change among providers working in complex and high velocity health care organizations. In my research program, I explore the reasons why research is used or not and what facilitates and hinders this process, with a particular focus on elements of the context or work environment.



Principal Investigator

  • Scott, S.D., Hartling, L., Elliott, S., Knisley, L. (2021). Overcoming emerging COVID-19 challenges with relatable science: Developing and evaluating knowledge tools for Canadians. CIHR Operating Grant: Emerging COVID-19 Research Gaps and Priorities ($272,470). July 1, 2021-June 30, 2022.
  • Scott, S.D., Hartling, L., Knisley, L., Klassen, T. Cough, cold and wheeze: how to help manage your child’s bronchiolitis. (2020). Prize: IHDCYH Talks, CIHR ($750). 2020.Scott, S.D., Flynn, R. (2019). Pan SCN Sustainability Research. Alberta Health Services ($23,587). 2019-2020.
  • Scott, S.D., Knisley, L. (2019). Engaging Metis citizens in Manitoba in the development of child health resources. SPOR Evidence Alliance Seed Grant ($10,000). June 2019-June 2020.
  • Scott, S.D., Hartling, L. (2018). Distinguished Researcher Funding. Women and Children’s Health Research Institute & Stollery Children’s Hospital Foundation ($1,000,000). 2019-2024.
  • Scott, S.D., Hartling, L., Newton, A., Stang, A., Robinson, J., Elliot, S. (2018). Establishing priorities in child health research: giving parents and youth a voice. Women and Children’s Health Research Institute Innovation Grant ($49,913). 2018/07-2020/06.
  • Scott. S.D. (2018). Faculty of Nursing CRC Support ($100,000). 2018-2023.
  • Scott, S.D. (2018). Canada Research Chair (Tier 2) for KT in Child Health, Renewal 2018-2023, Government of Canada ($500,000).
  • Scott, S.D. (co-PI) & Hartling L (co-PI), Ali, S., Currie, G., Dyson, M.,Fernandes, R., Fleck, B., Freedman, S., Jabbour, M., Johnson, D., Junker, A., Klassen, T., Maynard, D., Newton, A., Plint, A., Richer, L., Robinson, J., Robson, K., Vandall-Walker, V [all collaborators listed in alphabetical order]. (2016) Integrating evidence and parent engagement to optimize children’s healthcare. CIHR Foundation Scheme ($2,500,000). July 2016-June 2023.


  • Ali, S., Elliott, S., Hartling, L., Scott, S.D., Wright, E. (2021). Impact of COVID-19 on pediatric emergency care: A living scoping review. Emergency SCN – AHS. $14,495. May 1, 2021-April 30, 2022. 
  • Castro-Codesal, M., Alexander, T., Rowe, B., Scott, S.D., Macintyre, E., Olmstead, D. Patients and families perspectives of benefits and burdens of long-term non-invasive ventilation in children: a survey study. Women and Children’s Health Research Institute CRISP Grant. $20,000. 2020-2021.
  • Hilario, C., Dimitropoulos, G., Scott, S.D. (mentor and coinvestigator). Investigating the impacts of COVID-19 on the mental health of adolescents in Alberta. Women and Children’s Health Research Institute CRISP Grant. $19,991.71. 2020-2021.
  • Hartling, L., Ali, S., Elliott, S., Felkar, B., Reiter, E., Scott, S.D., Stauffer, B., Dennett, E. Animal-assisted interventions ("Pet Therapy") in emergency department and ambulatory care: a systematic review. Emergency Strategic Clinical Network (ESCN) Grant ($15,000). 2020.
  • Yeates, K., et al., Scott, S.D. (2020). Canadian Concussion Network. CIHR Network Catalyst Grant ($1,500,000). 2020-2025.
  • Meherali, S., Scott, S.D., Salami, B., Valliantos, H., Hilario, C., Jackson, M. (2019). Sexual and Reproductive Health Needs of Immigrant Adolescents. Women & Children Health Research Institute CRISP Grant ($20,000). April 2020-March 2023.
  • Salami, B., Okeke-Iherjirika, P., Salma, J., Scott, S.D., Vallianatos, H., Yohani, S., Alaazi, D., Ayalew, T., Islam, B., Ndem, A., Nsaliwa, C., Urichuk, L. (2018) A Participatory Action Research Project to Promote the Mental Health of African Immigrant Children in Alberta. Women & Children Health Research Institute Bridge Funding ($40,000). May 2018-May 2019.
  • Samuel, S.M., Dimitropoulos, G., Mackie, A., Andrew, G., Guilcher, G., Hamiwka, L., Klarenbach, S., Lang, E., McBrien, K., Nettle-Aguirre, A., Pacaud, D., Pinzon, J., Scott, S.D., Zwaigenbaum, L. (2017) Evaluating Innovations in Transition to Adult Care: Transition Navigator Trial. CIHR Project Grant ($761,175). September 2017-September 2021.
  • Klassen, T.P., Samina, A., Freedman, S.B., Lacaze-Masmonteil, T., Offringa, M., Pechlivanoglou, P., Pling A.M., Poonai, N., Richer, L.P., Hickes, S., Jong, G.W., Moore Hepburn, C., Scott, S.D., Hartling, L. (2017) Innovation in Pediatric Clinical Trials. SPOR Innovative Clinical Trial Multi-Year Grants ($8,400,000). March 2017-March 2021.
  • Tricco, A. et al. Scott, S. (2017) SPOR REACH Network. Canadian Institutes of Health (CIHR) Operating Grant. ($4,997,000) July 2017-2022.


Nursing 699 - Dissertation Seminar

Nursing 311


NURS 661 - Guided Individual Study in Nursing

A course designed for in-depth, individual study of a topic related to PhD-level nursing. Learning experiences may include clinical experience.

NURS 699 - Dissertation Seminar

For PhD in Nursing students. The seminar focus is on the doctoral students' development as nurse scholars/researchers. It will include opportunities for discussion of the students' proposed and ongoing research, and career development.

Browse more courses taught by Shannon Scott


Exploring the experiences and information needs of parents caring for a child with a urinary tract infection: A qualitative study

Author(s): Campbell, A., Hartling, L., Louie-Poon, S., Scott, S.D.
Publication Date: 4/6/2021
Publication: Journal of Patient Experience
Volume: 8
Page Numbers: 1-8
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Who is using non-invasive ventilation? A descriptive study examining the population enrolled in a pediatric non-invasive ventilation program

Author(s): Djkowich, M., Olmstead, D., Castro-Codesal, M., Scott, S.D.
Publication Date: 1/21/2021
Publication: Journal for Specialists in Pediatric Nursing
Volume: 99
Issue: 2
Page Numbers: 133-144
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Cultural adaptation of digital knowledge translation tools to improve child health outcomes in low-middle-income countries: A mixed-methods usability evaluation

Author(s): Meherali, S., Scott, S.D., Hartling, L.
Publication Date: 1/20/2021
Publication: JMIR Formative Research
Volume: 5
Issue: 1
Page Numbers: e13908
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Understanding parents’ experiences caring for a child with functional constipation: interpretive descriptive study

Author(s): Thompson, A., MacDonald, S., Wine, E., & Scott, S.D.
Publication Date: 1/20/2021
Publication: JMIR Pediatrics and Parenting
Volume: 4
Issue: 1
Page Numbers: e24851
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A randomized trial of robot-based distraction to reduce children’s distress and pain during intravenous insertion in the emergency department

Author(s): Ali, S., Manaloor, R., Ma, K., Sivakumar, M., Beran, T., Scott, S.D., Vandermeer, B., Beirnes, N., Graham, T.A.D., Curtis, S., Jou, H., Hartling, L.
Publication Date: 12/10/2020
Publication: CJEM
Volume: 23
Issue: 1
Page Numbers: 85-93
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Parents’ experiences and information needs while caring for a child with functional constipation: A systematic review

Author(s): Thompson, A., Wine, E., MacDonald, S., Campbell, A., Scott, S.D.
Publication Date: 10/7/2020
Publication: Clinical Pediatrics
Volume: 60
Issue: 3
Page Numbers: 154-169
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Parent information needs and experience regarding acute otitis media in children: A systematic review

Author(s): Meherali, S., Hartling, L., Campbell, A., Featherstone, R., Scott, S.D.
Publication Date: 9/21/2020
Publication: Patient Education and Counseling
Volume: 104
Issue: 3
Page Numbers: 554-562
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). Health care providers’ weight management practices for adolescent obesity and alignment with clinical practice guidelines: a multi-centre, qualitative study

Author(s): Kebbe, M., Perez, A., Buccholz, A., Scott, S.D., McHugh, T.F., Dyson, M., Ball, G.D.
Publication Date: 9/20/2020
Publication: BMC Health Services Research
Volume: 20
Issue: Supp 1
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A randomized trial of iPad distraction to reduce children’s pain and distress during intravenous cannulation in the pediatric emergency department

Author(s): Ali, S., Ma, K., Dow, N., Vandermeer, B., Scott, S.D., Beran, T., Issawi, A., Curtis, S., Jou, H., Graham, T.A.D., Sigismund, L., Hartling, L.
Publication Date: 8/20/2020
Publication: Paediatrics & Child Health
Volume: 2020
Page Numbers: 1-7
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An evaluation of parents’ experiences of patient engagement in research to develop a digital knowledge translation tool: Protocol for a multi-method study

Author(s): Thompson, A., MacDonald, S., Wine, E., Scott, S.D.
Publication Date: 8/4/2020
Publication: JMIR Research Protocols,
Volume: 9
Issue: 8
Page Numbers: e19108
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Engagement, dissemination and dialogue using social media: considerations for health researchers

Author(s): Elliot, S., Dyson, M., Wilkes, G.V., Zimmerman, G., Chambers, C., Wittmeier, K.D.M., Russell, D.J., Scott, S.D., Thomson, D., Hartling, L.
Publication Date: 7/23/2020
Publication: JMIR
Volume: 22
Issue: 7
Page Numbers: e15121
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Parent experiences caring for a child with bronchiolitis: a qualitative study

Author(s): Campbell, A., Hartling, L., Louie-Poon, S., Scott, S.D.
Publication Date: 7/7/2020
Publication: Journal of Patient Experience
Volume: 7
Issue: 6
Page Numbers: 1362-1368
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