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Lee Murray
BSN, MN, PhD
Associate Professor

Office: E4210 Health Sciences, Saskatoon
Phone: (306) 966-6239
Fax: (306) 966-6621
E-mail: lee.murray@usask.ca
Skype: B.Lee.Murray
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Biography

  • Research Interests
    • Adolescent mental health
    • Children and adolescents with developmental disabilities
    • Sexual health education
    • Self-harm and suicidal behaviour
  • Methodology
    • Qualitative
    • Auto ethnography

I am currently an Associate Professor at the College of Nursing, University of Saskatchewan. I am also a Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) in adolescent mental health. I hold a Bachelor of Science in Nursing, a Master of Nursing and a PhD Education Administration from the University of Saskatchewan. I teach in the area of adolescent mental health, individual and group counseling, interprofessional practice and leadership and school health in context of the role of a mental health nurse in schools.

My clinical practice and research involves working in schools with adolescents with developmental disabilities regarding sexual health education. I also have a great interest and curiosity regarding "Mothering". To satisfy this curiosity, I use autoethnography as methodology to explore the normative discourse of mothering in the context of my own experiences as a mom.

Publications

  • Murray, B. L. & Upshall, E. (2009). Risk to Self. In P. Woods & A. Kettles (Ed) Risk Assessment and Management in Mental Health Nursing (pp. 143-198). Oxford, UK: Wiley-Blackwell Publishing.
  • Anonson, J., Ferguson, L., Fowler-Kerry, S., Murray, L., MacDonald, M., & Bally, J. (2009). The Anatomy of Interprofessional Leadership:  An Investigation of Leadership Behaviours in Team-based Healthcare. Journal of Leadership Studies. (Accepted).
  • Murray, B. L., & Hauenstein, E. J. (2008). Self-harm and Suicidal Behaviour: Children, Adolescents, and Adults. In W. Austin & M. Boyd (Ed.), Psychiatric Nursing: Contemporary practice (pp. 898-922). Philadelphia, PA: Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins.
  • Murray, B. L., Nussbaum, K., McMillan, C. (2009). (Abstract and Invited paper). Let's Talk about IT": Sexual health education for adolescents with developmental disabilities using interactive learning and puppetry. In the conference proceedings of the Talking about Sexuality for the Health of It 2009: Conference for Health professionals and educators. Prevention Institute. March 19, 2009. Saskatoon, SK.
  • Anonson, J., Ferguson, L., Fowler-Kerry, S., Murray, L., MacDonald, M., & Bally, J. (2009). Abstract. : Interprofessional Collaboration and Leadership: What would that look like? In the Academic Seminar: First Nations University of Canada (2009). Prince Albert Saskatchewan, February. Prince Alberta Saskatchewan: University of First Nations University of Saskatchewan.(60 minute presentation conducted at the First Nations University of Canada, February 10, 2009).
  • Murray, B. L., Highway, M. & Moir, E. (2009). (Paper). Holy Cross Project: Sexual Health Education. Saskatchewan Teacher Associates Annual Conference. January 27, Saskatoon, SK.
  • Anonson, J., Smith-Windsor, T., Ferguson, L., Fowler-Kerry, S., MacDonald, M., Murray, L., & Bally, J. (2009). Abstract. Collaborations of Interprofessional Practice. In the presentation for the Collaborative Community Research Forum: University of Saskatchewan, College of Nursing, Prince Albert site (2009). Prince Albert Saskatchewan, January. Prince Albert Saskatchewan: University of Saskatchewan. (60 minute presentation conducted at the First Nations University of Canada, January 19, 2009).
  • Murray, B. L. & Upshall, E. (2008). (Abstract and Paper). Creating safe environments for adolescents with developmental disabilities: Providing sexual health educational resources for adolescents, parents and teachers. In the conference proceedings of the Saskatchewan Community Schools Association Conference: Exploring Unity in Community, October 22- 24, Regina, SK.
  • Fowler-Kerry, S., Ferguson, L., Murray, B. L., Bharadwaj, L. & Bowen, A. (2008). (Panel). Collaborative Interprofessional Competencies. In the proceedings of the Interprofessional Annual Student Symposium. October 1, Saskatoon, SK.
  • Murray, B. L. (2007). Paper presentation. Research Seminar. "Secrets of Mothering: Difficult Stories to Tell and to Hear". February 28, 2007, School of Public Health, LaTrobe University, Bundoora Campus, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.
  • Murray, B. L., (2007). Paper presentation. Educator and Clinical Practice Seminar. "Hurting and Troubled Youth with Hurtful and Troublesome Behaviour". February 20, 2007, Center for Education and Training, Children, Youth, and Women's Health Service, Adelaide, SA, Australia

Grants

  • Murray, B. L. (2009). Exploration of focus groups as a data collection strategy to determine the impact of a sexual health program for adolescents with developmental disabilities. $5000.00. President's SSHRC Grant. University of Saskatchewan.
  • Murray, B. L. & Neudorf, C. (2008). Creating Safe Environments for Adolescents with Developmental Disabilities. RBC Faculty Development Award. $50,000, RBC/College of Nursing, University of Saskatchewan.
  • Murray, B. L. & Begg, E. (2007). Creating Safe Environments for Adolescents with Developmental Disabilities. RBC Faculty Development Award. $10,000, RBC/College of Nursing, University of Saskatchewan.
  • Parks-Charney, R., Day, K., Gordon, Murray, B.L. B., Fischer, F., Fowler-Kerry, S., & Haines, L.,(2007). The Holy Cross Interprofessional Support Team. (Renewal). Saskatchewan Interprofessional Education for Collaborative Patient Centered Practice (IECPCP). $20,000,Patient Centered Interprofessional Team Experiences (P-CITE), University of Saskatchewan
  • Ferguson, L., Fowler-Kerry, S., MacDonald, M. Murray, L., & Anonson, J.  (2007). An inventory of current and potential Interprofessional Clinical Placement Team Experiences for health sciences professional students in Saskatchewan, $20,000, Patient Centered Interprofessional Team Experiences (P-CITE) project of the Interprofessional Education for Collaborative Patient-Centred Practice (IECPCP of Health Canada), University of Saskatchewan.