Trainees – PhD



Marianne Sofronas

Marianne is a faculty lecturer and the Richard and Edith Strauss Clinical Research Doctoral Fellow at McGill University’s Ingram School of Nursing. Her academic background is in medical anthropology and nursing. As an anthropologist, she studied voice, silence, consent and agency among women institutionalized for their mental illness. Since 2010, Marianne has practiced as a nurse clinician in the ICU of the Montreal Neurological Hospital, and has Canadian Nurses’ Association specialty certifications in neuroscience and critical care nursing. Marianne’s research interests are in nursing ethics, neuroscience and mental health, palliative care, ethnography and critical theory.


Brenda Halabisky

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Raissa Passos dos Santos

Raissa is a PhD candidate (Ingram School of Nursing), and global health scholar (Global Health Programs) at McGill University. Her masters thesis focused on the moral experiences of nurses caring for children with complex needs using a relational ethics and interpretive framework. Her PhD work examines the moral experiences of children living with medical complexity in Brazil. In 2016, Raissa was the recipient of the 2016 David McCutcheon Pediatric Palliative Care fellowship in research training, and in 2018 she was awarded a doctoral training scholarship from the Fonds de Recherche du Quebec – Sante (FRQ-S). At McGill, Raissa is a research trainee with the Views on Interdisciplinary Childhood Ethics team (VOICE). Her research interests include health care for children with medical complexity, pediatric palliative care, global health, ethics and bioethics in pediatrics, and nursing ethics and practice.


Claire Ludwig

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Kristina Ma

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Helen Hudson

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