Christina West


  • Accepting Students: Yes
  • Research Category: Clinical and Community Data


Current Positions

Associate Professor, College of Nursing, Rady Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Manitoba
Investigator, Children's Hospital Research Institute of Manitoba


Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing, Faculty of Nursing, University of Calgary (2011)
Master of Nursing, Faculty of Nursing, University of Manitoba (2003)
Bachelor of Science, Physiology (Hons), University of Western Ontario (1993)

Research Focus

My research focuses on family systems-expressive arts interventions in pediatric hematopoietic stem cell transplant (HSCT). We have developed an innovative "dialoguing with images" method where ill children and families draw an image of their illness experience, and then are guided through a shared dialogue with the image and other family members.

Research Interests

- Family Systems-Expressive Arts Approaches
- Pediatric Serious Illness
- Psychosocial Oncology
- Qualitative, Mixed Methods & Arts-Based Research Methodology