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Shelley Spurr
BSN, MBA, PhD
Assistant Professor - On Sabbatical Leave

Office: E4244 Health Sciences, Saskatoon
Phone: (306) 966-8663 (306) 966-8663
Fax: (306) 966-6621
E-mail: shelley.spurr@usask.ca
Other: Sabbatical Leave (July 1, 2015 - June 30, 2016)

Biography

  • Research Interests
    • Adolescent health
    • Wellness
    • Holistic
    • Body image
    • Media
  • Methodology
    • Mixed methods

Shelley Spurr RN MBA PhD is an Assistant Professor with the University of Saskatchewan, College of Nursing. Dr Spurr  has an enduring interest in the promotion of wellness in children, youth and families. Dr. Spurr developed “The Caring for Kids Where They Live Program” that is an interprofessional pediatric clinical learning environment within the Greater Saskatoon Catholic School System. It brings together students from the colleges of Nursing, Dentistry and Kinesiology in order to build capacity in pediatric care. She led the development of a community program called Wellness Youth Nursing-Supports (WYNS) that focuses on the promotion of health and wellness in the high school setting. Dr. Spurr is engaged in research regarding the promotion of wellness in schools, student perceptions of healthy bodies, peer and parental relationships and the influence of media on adolescent self-concept.

Publications

Spurr, S., Bally, J., & Ogenchuk, M. (2015, March). Integrating Oral Health into Pediatric Nursing Practice: Caring For Kids Where They Live. Journal for Specialists in Pediatric Nursing, 20, 105-114.

Bally, J. M., Duggleby, W., Holtslander, L., Mpofu, C., Spurr, S., Thomas, R., & Wright, K. (2014, October). Keeping hope possible: A grounded theory study of parental caregivers who have children in treatment for cancer. Cancer Nursing, 37(5), 363-72.

Bally, J. M., Duggleby, W., Holtslander, L., Mpofu, C., Spurr, S., Thomas, R., & Wright, K. (2014, July). Understanding parental experiences through their narratives of restitution, chaos, and quest: Improving care for families experiencing childhood cancer. Journal of Family Nursing, 20(3), 287-312.

Ogenchuk, M., Spurr, S., & Bally, J. (2014, May 1). Caring for kids where they live: Interprofessional collaboration in teaching and learning in school settings. Nurse Education in Practice, 14(3), 293-298.

Spurr, S., Berry, L., & Walker, K. (2013). The meanings older adolescents attach to spirituality. Journal for Specialists in Pediatric Nursing, 18(3), 221-232.

Spurr, S., Berry, L., & Walker, K. (2013). Exploring adolescent views of body image: The influence of media. Issues in Comprehensive Pediatric Nursing, 36(1-2), 1-20.

Spurr, S., Bally, J. M., Ogenchuk, M., & Walker, K. D. (2012). A framework for exploring adolescent wellness. Pediatric Nursing, November- December, 38(6), 320-326.

Spurr, S., Bally, J. M., Ogenchuk, M., & Petermelj-Taylor, C. (2011). A wellness framework for pediatric nursing clinical practice. Holistic Nursing Practice, 25(6), 298-308.

Spurr, S., Bally, J., & Ferguson, L. (2011). A framework for clinical teaching. A passion-centered philosophy. Nurse Education in Practice, 10(6), 349-354.

Grants

Grants, Awarded (Peer-Reviewed)

Spurr S (Co-principal Investigator), Bally J (Co-principal Investigator), Butler L (Co-investigator), Allyssa H (Co- investigator), Khan S (Collaborator), Tomtene M (Collaborator). Caring For Kids Where They Live: A Northern Interprofessional Education Program, 2015 Faculty Interprofessional eHealth Award, Canada Infoway. Total: $5,000.00 for 2015-03 to 2016-03

Bally J (Principal Investigator), Spurr S (Co- investigator), Holtslander L (Co-investigator), Duggleby W (Co-investigator), Mpofu C (Co-investigator), Duggleby W (Co-investigator). Keeping Hope Possible: Improving oncology care for First Nations Parents using grounded theory, C17-LOI accepted.

Bally J (Principal Investigator), Holtslander L (Co- investigator), Spurr S (Co-investigator), Duggleby W (Co-investigator), Mpofu C (Collaborator), Hodgson- Viden H (Collaborator), Exner-Pirot H (Collaborator), Burhansstipanov L (Collaborator). Keeping Hope Possible: Improving Pediatric Oncology Nursing Care for First Nation Parents by Extending a Grounded Theory of Hope, Oncology Nursing Society (ONS)-LOI accepted.

Bally J (Co-principal Investigator), Spurr S (Co-principal Investigator), Andrews ME (Co-investigator), Butler L (Co-investigator), Exner-Pirot H (Co-investigator), Hayes A (Co-investigator). Northern Innovative Teaching and Learning Practice in Pediatric Nursing Education: Caring For Kids Where They Live, Provost's Grant for Innovative Practice in Collaborative Teaching and Learning. Total: $10,000.00 for 2013-11-01 to 2015-11-02

Bally J (Principal Investigator), Holtslander L (Co- principal Investigator), Duggleby W (Co-investigator), Spurr S (Co-investigator), Mpofu C (Co-investigator), Thomas-Maclean R (Co-investigator), Wright K (Co- investigator). The Hope Experience of Parental Caregivers of Children Undergoing Cancer Treatment, CANO/ACIO (Canadian Association of Nurses in Oncology/Association Canadienne des Infirmiries en Oncologie). Total: $5,000.00 for 2011 to 2013

Spurr S (Principal Investigator). Wellness Youth Nursing-Supports (WYNS), RBC Community Development Program: Faculty Community Development Award. Total: $50,000.00 for 2010-09-01 to 2013-09-01

Ferguson L (Principal Investigator), Berry L (Co- investigator), Fowler-Kerry S (Co-investigator), Wall P (Co-investigator), Kent-Wilkinson A (Co-investigator), Spurr S (Co-investigator), Besse C (Co-investigator), Hewson K (Co-investigator), Evans R (Co-investigator), Bowen A (Co-investigator). Enhancing the student learning experience through lecture capture, Western Regional Canadian Association of Schools of Nursing (WRCASN) Education Research Award. Total: $5,000.00 for 2010 to 2011

Grants, Awarded (Non-Peer-Reviewed)

Spurr S (Principal Investigator), Bally J (Co-principal Investigator). Caring for Kids Where They Live: Using Remote Presence to Improve Vision Care in Northern Aboriginal Youth, College of Nursing. Total: $7,000.00 for 2014-09 to 2015-08

Spurr S (Principal Investigator), Bally J (Co- investigator), Ogenchuk M (Co-investigator). Pediatric oral health: An essential component of nursing education, College of Nursing. Total: $5,000.00 for 2013 to 2014

Ferguson L (Principal Investigator), Berry L (Co-investigator), Fowler-Kerry S (Co-investigator), Kent- Wilkinson A (Co-investigator), Spurr S (Co- investigator), Besse C (Co-investigator), Hewson K (Co-investigator), Bowen A (Co-investigator). Enhancing the student learning experience through lecture capture, U of S Summer Student Employment Program (USTEP) University of Saskatchewan. Total: $4,000.00 for 2013-05-01 to 2013-08-30