Elise Matthews, RN, PhD

Assistant Professor

Office: Saskatoon, Innovation Place, Concourse Building, Room CO 111.25
E-mail: elise.matthews@uregina.ca
Phone: 306-664-7393
Fax: 306-664-7131
Website: https://disabilityandmentalhealth.com/


PhD in Culture, Health, and Human Development, Saskatchewan, 2016
BScN, Saskatchewan, 2004

Areas of Expertise:

  • Mental health, counselling, family health, childhood and lifespan development
  • Health literacy, health education, health promotion, community nursing
  • Qualitative research methods
  • Service access for families of children with mental health and developmental disorders
  • Long-term impacts of living with a parent with a mental health or substance use disorder
  • Nursing students’ understanding of culture after international immersion placements
  • Impact of seniors’ cohousing on older adults’ quality of life.  

Selected Publications:

Matthews, E. J., Gelech, J., Graumans, R., Desjardins, M., & Gelinas, I. (Submitted August 2019). Mediating a fragmented system: Experiences of parents of children with disabilities in Saskatchewan.

Matthews, E. J., & Desjardins, M. (2019). Transmission of the good family life: Family formation meanings after childhood maltreatment. The Journal of Family Violence. doi: 10.1007/s10896-019-00062-2.

Puplampu, V., & Matthews, E. J.  Gross, M., Puplampu, G., Pathak, S., & Peters, S. (2020). The impact of seniors’ cohousing on older adults’ quality of life. The Canadian Journal on Aging, 39(3).

Matthews, E. J. (2019). Seeking an ethics of care: Adult relational process after childhood maltreatment and parental mental health disorders. In M. de Chesnay & B. A. Anderson, Caring for the vulnerable: Perspectives in nursing theory, practice and research (5th edition) (pp. 187-196). Burlington, MA: Jones and Bartlett. ISBN: 978-1284146813.

Gelech, J., Desjardins, M., Matthews, E. J., Graumans, R. (2017). Why don’t working relationships change? The need for a new approach to disability partnership research and reform. Disability and Society, 32(2), 176-192. doi: 10.1080/09687599.2017.1281104

Matthews, E. J., & Desjardins, M. (2017). Remaking our identities: Couples’ experiences of Voluntary childlessness. The Family Journal. 25(1), 31-39. doi: 10.1177/1066480716679643