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Hope Bilinski
BSN, MN, PhD
Associate Dean Central Saskatchewan Saskatoon Campus and Academic Health Sciences

Office: 4352 Health Sciences Building E-Wing, Saskatoon
Telephone: (306) 966-8982
Fax: (306) 966-6621
E-mail: hope.bilinski@usask.ca
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Biography

  • Research Interests
    • Rural health
    • Children's health
    • Obesity
    • Health behaviours
    • Health promotion
  • Methodology
    • Mixed methods

Hope Bilinski is an Assistant Professor at the College of Nursing. Her career primarily has been in direct practice in the rural setting working in acute care, long term care, and in home care where she presently works on a casual basis. Her research interests include the cardiovascular health and health promotion of rural populations. This overall interest has evolved to exploring the risk factors that children develop as they age, which influence their cardiovascular health in later decades of life. In her Master's research Dr. Bilinski examined physical activity patterns in a group of rural preadolescent children living in Saskatchewan. In her dissertation work she used a mixed methods approach to examine overweight/obesity, physical activity, sedentary behavior, and dietary patterns in a group of preadolescent children. In addition, this study used a focused ethnographic approach to explore the meaning of health in a subgroup of this population.

Hope has taught in each of the four years of the Nursing Education Program of Saskatchewan. Presently she is teaching the theory and clinical classes relating to community health as well as in the senior nursing practicum.

Publications

Bilinski, H., Berry, L., & Wright, A. (2013). Health Professional Education as Community Development: A Case Report of Lessons Learned in Rural Canada. Journal of Nursing Education and Practice.

Bilinski, H., Henry, C., Humbert, L., & Spriggs, P. (2013). The Connection between Psychosocial Health, Health Behaviours and the Environment In Rural Children. Child Indicators Research. http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs12187-013-9204-8

Bilinski, H., Duggleby, W., & Rennie, D. (2013). Lessons learned in designing and conducting a mixed methods study to explore the health of rural children. International Journal of Health Promotion and Education, 51(1), 1–10.

Bilinski, H., Rennie, D., & Duggleby, W. (2011, August). Weight status and health characteristics of rural Saskatchewan children. The International Electronic Journal of Rural and Remote Health Research,Education, Practice, and Policy, 11(4), 1699.

Bilinski, H., Duggleby, W., & Rennie, D. (2010). The meaning of health in rural children: A mixed methods approach. Western Journal of Nursing Research, 10(32), 949-966.

Grants

Bilinski H (Principal Investigator), McQuarrie A (Co-investigator), Smith-Windsor T (Co-investigator), Shevchuk Y (Co-investigator). Advancing Knowledge and Practice in Interprofessional Health Education, University of Saskatchewan - Community Engagement and Outreach. Total: $3,000.00 for 2013-08 to 2015-02

Bullin CA (Principal Investigator), Butler L (Co-investigator), Berry L (Co-investigator), Bilinski H (Co-investigator), Tomtene M (Co-investigator), Pacik A (Co-investigator), Anderson S (Co-investigator), Poelzer G (Co-investigator). The Use Of Technology For Teacher Presence In The Delivery Of An Undergraduate Nursing Course, Remote Presence Technology Provost's Project Grant for Innovative Practice in Teaching and Learning (GMCTE). Total: $10,000.00 for 2012-09 to 2013-12

Bullin C (Principal Investigator), Butler L (Co-investigator), Berry L (Co-investigator), Bilinski H (Co-investigator), Tomtene M (Co-investigator), Pacik A (Co-investigator), Anderson S (Co-investigator), Poelzer G (Co-investigator). Telerobotics: The Use of Technology for Teacher Presence in the Delivery of an Undergraduate Nursing Course, Gwenna Moss Centre for Teaching Effectiveness. Total: $10,000.00 for 2012-09 to 2013-09
Comment: Provost's Project Grant for Innovative Practice in teaching and learning

Butler L (Principal Investigator), Bullin CA (Co-investigator), Berry L (Co-investigator), Bilinski H (Co-investigator), Tomtene M (Co-investigator), Pacik A (Co-investigator), Anderson S (Co-investigator), Poelzer G (Co-investigator). Distributed Learning: Using Information Communications Technologies In The College Of Nursing, Remote Presence Technology Curriculim Innovation Grant: Innovative Curriculum Project Fund (GMCTE). Total: $20,250.00 for 2012-09 to 2013-12

Butler L (Principal Investigator), Bilinski H (Co-investigator), Bullin C (Co-investigator), Berry L (Co-investigator), Tomtene M (Co-investigator), Pacik A (Co-investigator), Anderson S (Co-investigator), Poelzer G (Co-investigator). Distributed Learning Using ICT in the College of Nursing, The Gwenna Moss Centre for Teaching Effectiveness (GMCTE). Total: $20,250.00 for 2012 to 2013

Bilinski H (Principal Investigator), Racine L (Co-principal Investigator). Advancing Knowledge and Practice in Interprofessional Health Education, Faculty and Staff Development Committee, College of Nursing, University of Saskatchewan. Total: $1,000.00 for 2012 to 2013

Bilinski H (Principal Investigator), McQuarrie A (Co-investigator), Shevchuk Y (Co-investigator), Smith-Windsor T (Co-investigator). Student Interprofessional Experiential Learning in a Rural, Community Centered Environment - Nursing, Medicine, Physical Therapy, Pharmacy & Nutrition, Saskatchewan Academic Health Sciences Network (International Health Collaborative of Saskatchewan). Total: $12,025.00 for 2012-02-29 to 2012-09-30

Bilinski H (Principal Investigator), Rennie D (Co-investigator), Schoenfeld B (Co-investigator). Interprofessional Rural Experience Initiative, Saskatchewan Academic Health Sciences Network. Total: $10,000.00 for 2010 to 2011

Anonson J (Principal Investigator), Bilinski H (Co-investigator), Swityk-Conacher L (Co-investigator), Woods S (Co-investigator), Bharadwaj L (Co-investigator), Lukan L (Co-investigator), McBain L (Co-investigator). Improving health for children: Considering one strategy for addressing inactivity levels and poor nutritional practices, RBC Community Development Grant RBC. Total: $49,920.00 for 2009 to 2011

Chad K (Principal Investigator), Bilinski H (Co-investigator), Bingham W (Co-investigator), Gyurcsik N (Co-investigator), Fowler-Kerry S (Co-investigator), Henry C (Co-investigator), Humbert L (Co-investigator), Lanovaz J (Co-investigator), Martin L (Co-investigator), Martin S (Co-investigator), Osgood N (Co-investigator), Poudier J (Co-investigator), Reeder B (Co-investigator), Rodgers C (Co-investigator), Shah S (Co-investigator), Stone S (Co-investigator), Verall T (Co-investigator), Von Tigerstrom B (Co-investigator), Wason-Ellam L (Co-investigator), Zello G (Co-investigator). Obesity Research Group, Research Group Facilitation Grant - Renewal Saskatchewan Health Research Foundation. Total: $50,000.00 for 2008 to 2009

Chad K (Principal Investigator), Bilinski H (Co-investigator), Bingham W (Co-investigator), Gyurcsik N (Co-investigator), Fowler-Kerry S (Co-investigator), Henry C (Co-investigator), Humbert M (Co-investigator), Lanovaz J (Co-investigator), Martin L (Co-investigator), Martin S (Co-investigator), Osgood N (Co-investigator), Poudrier J (Co-investigator), Reeder B (Co-investigator), Rodgers C (Co-investigator), Shah S (Co-investigator), Stone S (Co-investigator), Verall T (Co-investigator), Tigerstrom B (Co-investigator), Wason-Ellam L (Co-investigator), Zello G (Co-investigator). Obesity Research Group, Saskatchewan Health Research Foundation. Total: $50,000.00 for 2007 to 2008