University of Calgary Qatar

Tam Truong Donnelly, R.N., BscN., MscN. Ph.D.

University of Calgary

Supervisor and reviewer
Supervised dissertations and theses -- External review/examiner -- Academic scientific journals/organizations

Supervised dissertations and theses

Supervisor:

Post-Doctoral Fellow: Kathleen Mary Benjamin. University of Calgary-Qatar. Fostering Active Living and Healthy Eating: Understanding the Physical Activity and Dietary Behaviours of Arabic Speaking Adults Living in the State of Qatar. On going.

Immigrant and Refugee Women's Voices:  Exploring Postpartum Depression Help Seeking Experiences and Access to Mental Health Care. Ph.D. Dissertation. O’Mahony, Joyce. Faculty of Nursing, University of Calgary. Completed July 12, 2011.

Factor influence HIV/AIDS among immigrants and refugees. Master thesis. Student: Leah Wuitshik. Faculty of Medicine, University of Calgary. Department of Community Health Sciences, Population & Public Health Stream. Co-supervisor: Dr. Lynn McIntyre.

Arabic women breast cancer screening from the health care providers’ perspective. Master thesis-based. Student: Hwang, Jasmine. J. Faculty of Nursing. University of Calgary.

Arabic Women’s breast cancer. Master thesis. Student: Dorri, Roqaia Ahmad. Faculty of Nursing. University of Calgary.

Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FASD). Master thesis-based. Student: Peggy Schlosser.  Faculty of Nursing. University of Calgary. Anticipated completion date 2010. (Change supervisor due to Dr. Donnelly’s seconded appointment to the University of Calgary – Qatar in Doha, Qatar).

Global and Refugees’ Health. Master course-based. Student: Magny Dusablon, Anne-Marie. Faculty of Nursing. University of Calgary. Completed August 8, 2008.

Chinese Seniors' Health.  Dietary Practices of Chinese Canadian Seniors: Elderly Chinese Canadians’ perspectives. Master thesis. Meng, Xianmei. Faculty of Nursing, University of Calgary. Completed March 28, 2008.

Exploring Immigrant Women’s Mental Health Care Experiences: From a Health Care Provider’s Perspective.  Master thesis-based. Student: O’Mahony, Joyce. Faculty of Nursing, University of Calgary.  Completed March 10, 2005.

Supervisory Committee:

The social organization of “health as a human right” in mental health and development. Ph.D. thesis. Doctoral Candidate: Jakubec, Sonya. Faculty of Nursing, University of Calgary. Chair: Dr. Liza McCoy.

Food insecurity among HIV-positive patients in Calgary, AB. Master thesis. Cherie Nicholson. Faculty of Medicine, University of Calgary. Department of Community Health Sciences, Population & Public Health Stream. Chair: Dr. Lynn McIntyre.

The role of volunteer work in building capacity among women who have experienced interpersonal violence.  Master thesis. Student: Siu, Carol. Faculty of Medicine, Department of Community Health Sciences. Chair: Dr. Wilfreda (Billie) Thurston. Completed June, 2008.

External review/examiner

Reviewer for International Academic Journals:

  • External reviewer for Journal of Health Psychology. Provided an external evaluation for a research manuscript on children’s mental health.  April, 2017.
  • External reviewer for BMC Cancer. Provided an external evaluation for a research manuscript on female cancer awareness. February, 2017.
  • External reviewer for PLOS ONE. Provided an external evaluation for a research manuscript on health rights knowledge among medical students.  February 2017 and April, 2017
  • External reviewer for the BMC Women’s Health. Provided an external evaluation for a research manuscript on study related to Cervical and Breast Cancer Stigma. October, 2016.
  • External reviewer for PLOS ONE. Provided an external evaluation for a research manuscript on beliefs about hypertension. September, 2016.
  • External reviewer for PLOS ONE. Provided an external evaluation for a research manuscript on public awareness of cancer symptoms and help seeking. June, 2016.
  • External reviewer for the BMC Women’s Health. Provided an external evaluation for a research manuscript on Breast self examination: Knowledge, Attitude, and Practice. January, 2016.
  • External reviewer for the BMC Public Health. Provided an external evaluation for a research manuscript on interventions to increase participation in colorectal cancer screening. December, 2015.
  • External reviewer for the Social Science & Medicine. Provided an external evaluation for a research manuscript on breast cancer screening.  November, 2012.
  • External reviewer for the Issues in Mental Health Nursing journal. Provided an external evaluation for a research manuscript on immigrants' mental health. July, 2012.
  • External reviewer for the Clinical Cardiology journal. Provided an external evaluation for a research manuscript concerning cardiovascular patients. April, 2012.
  • External reviewer for the Social Science & Medicine. Provided an external evaluation for a research manuscript on help-seeking difficulties of women. April, 2012.
  • External reviewer for the Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health. Provided an external evaluation for a manuscript about breast cancer screening among immigrant women. November, 2011.
  • External reviewer for the BioMed Central. Provided an external evaluation for a manuscript concerning a review of attempts to increase breast and cervical cancer screening among Asian women. October, 2011.
  • External reviewer for the Social Science & Medicine. Provided an external evaluation for a research manuscript about mental health and breast cancer. June, 2011.
  • External reviewer for the Social Science & Medicine. Provided an external evaluation for a research manuscript concerned with cervical cancer screening. October, 2010.
  • External reviewer for the Cancer Epidemiology. Provided an external evaluation for a research manuscript on cancer screening. April, 2010.
  • External reviewer for the Journal of Immigrant & Refugee Studies. Provided an external evaluation for a research manuscript about immigrants and adaptation. January, 2010.
  • External reviewer for the Women and Health. Provided an external evaluation for a research manuscript concerned with cervical cancer screening. January, 2010.
  • External reviewer for the Journal of Immigrant & Refugee Studies. Provided an external evaluation for a research manuscript about the health of immigrants. May, 2009.
  • External reviewer for the Social Science and Medicine journal. Provided an external evaluation for a manuscript concerning the management of chronic disease. November, 2008.
  • External reviewer for the Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health. Provided an external evaluation for a research manuscript about homecare workers. November, 2008.
  • External reviewer for the Journal of Immigrant & Refugee Studies. Provided an external evaluation for a research manuscript about research and immigrants. November, 2008.
  • External reviewer for the Ethnicity and Health. Provided an external evaluation for a manuscript on cervical cancer screening. March, 2008.
  • External reviewer for the American Journal of Preventive Medicine. Provided an external evaluation for a research manuscript on Pap screening. December, 2007.
  • External reviewer for the Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health. Provided an external evaluation for a research manuscript on breast cancer and cervical cancer screening. December, 2007.
  • External reviewer for the Social Science and Medicine journal. Provided an external evaluation for a research manuscript on acculturation. September, 2007.
  • External reviewer for the Social Science and Medicine journal. Provided an external evaluation for a research manuscript on access to health care among immigrants. June, 2007.
  • External reviewer for the American Journal of Preventive Medicine. Provided an external evaluation for a research manuscript on Pap screening. May, 2007.
  • External reviewer for the Canadian Journal on Aging journal. Provided an external evaluation for a research manuscript on a study of volunteers’ experiences. November, 2006.
  • External reviewer for the American Journal of Preventive Medicine. Provided an external evaluation for a research manuscript on mammography. March, 2006.

Reviewer for Research Funding Agency:

  • Medical Research Council – Research Council United Kingdom (RCUK) – 2016. Member of MRC-RCUK. Provided an external evaluation for a research grant proposal related to management of cardiovascular risk in people with depression, anxiety, schizophrenia, bipolar, and personality disorders. (December 2016).
  • Graduate Award Competition (Killam, AITF, Open Doctoral, Special Awards and Bursaries) – March 2016 and March 2017 - University of Calgary.
  • Prizes and medals - WAGS/UMI Innovation in Technology – 2016 – University of Calgary.
  • WAGS/UMI Outstanding Thesis – 2016 – University of Calgary
  • Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR) – Scientific Peer Review Committee Member Panel: Psychosocial, Sociocultural and Behavioural Determinants of Health. Provided external and scientific committee evaluation for many research operating grant proposals. May, Ottawa, Canada, 2009.
  • Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR) – Scientific Peer Review Committee Member Panel: Psychosocial, Sociocultural and Behavioural Determinants of Health. Provided external and scientific committee evaluation for many research operating grant proposals. December, Ottawa, Canada, 2008.
  • External reviewer for the Kids Cancer Care Foundation of Alberta. Provided an external evaluation for a research grant proposal. November 14, 2008.
  • Reviewer for the Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research, Visiting Lecturer Grants Committee from September 2007 to 2009 (when the program was discontinued due to limited budget).
  • External reviewer for the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR). Provided an external evaluation for an international research grant proposal on HPV screening and HPV Vaccine for women in vulnerable settings. January, 2007.
  • External reviewer for the Nova Scotia Health Research Foundation. Provided an external evaluation for a research grant proposal. May, 2004.

Examiner for PhD Comprehensive Candidacy Defense:

  • External Examiner for Ph.D Final Defense, Dept. of Community Health & Epidemiology College of Medicine, the University of Saskatchewan. April, 2017.
  • Neutral Chair for MN Examination, Faculty of Nursing, the University of Calgary. April, 2017.
  • “Internal” Examiner for Ph.D Candidacy Examination, Faculty of Nursing, the University of Calgary. May, 2016.
  • Neutral Chair for Ph.D Candidacy Examination, Faculty of Nursing, the University of Calgary. September, 2015.
  • “Internal” External Examiner for Ph.D Candidacy Examination in Department of Social Work, The University of Calgary. November 22, 2007.
  • “Internal” External Examiner for Ph.D Candidacy Examination in Department of Applied Psychology, The University of Calgary. July 10, 2007.
  • Internal examiner for Ph.D Candidacy Examination in Faculty of Nursing, the University of Calgary. October, 2006.
  • Neutral Chair for Ph.D Oral Defense, Faculty of Nursing, the University of Calgary. March 7, 2008.
  • Neutral Chair for Ph.D Candidacy Examination, Faculty of Nursing, the University of Calgary. May, 2007.
  • Neutral Chair for Ph.D Oral Defense, Faculty of Nursing, the University of Calgary. February, 2007.

Examiner for Master’s Defense:

  • “Internal” External Examiner for Masters Degree in Social Work, Faculty of Social Work, The University of Calgary. November 14, 2008.
  • “Internal” External Examiner for Masters Degree in Community Health Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, The University of Calgary. October 14, 2008.
  • “Internal” External Examiner for Masters Degree in Social Work, Faculty of Social Work, The University of Calgary. June 27, 2008.
  • “Internal” External Examiner for Masters Degree in Social Work, Faculty of Social Work, The University of Calgary. June 26, 2008.
  • “Internal” External Examiner for Masters Degree in Social Work, Faculty of Social Work, The University of Calgary. April 22, 2008.
  • “Internal” External Examiner for Master Degree in Social Work, Faculty of Social Work, The University of Calgary. September 7, 2007.
  • “Internal” External Examiner for Master Degree in Social Work, Faculty of Social Work, The University of Calgary. May 9, 2007.
  • “Internal” External Examiner for Master Degree in Community Health Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, The University of Calgary. June, 2006.
  • “Internal” External Examiner for Master Degree in Social Work, Faculty of Social Work, The University of Calgary. September 14, 2005.
  • “Internal” External Examiner for Master Degree in Social Work, Faculty of Social Work, The University of Calgary. November 15, 2004.

Provide Expert Advice:

  • Provide expert advice to the Canadian Ethnocultural Council regarding project entitled “Engaging Ethnocultural Communities on Hepatitis C-Part III”. March 8, 2008 (Invited but unable to attend due to Chairing for a Doctoral defense)
  • Provide expert advice to the Canadian Ethnocultural Council regarding project entitled “Engaging Ethnocultural Communities on Hepatitis C-Part II”. March, 2007
  • Reviewed current translation of “Breast Surgery” to Vietnamese for Calgary Health Region, Regional Breast Health Program. October, 2006.
  • Provide expert report to May Jensen Shawa Solomon LLP. January 27 2005.

Reviewer and editorial board member for academic scientific journals/organizations:

PLOS ONE

BioMed Central

Journal of Health Psychology

Medical Research Council- Research Councils United Kingdom (RCUK)

Clinical Cardiology
Cancer Epidemiology
Social Science & Medicine.
The American Journal of Preventive Medicine.
The Canadian Medical Association Journal.
The Canadian Journal on Aging.
Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved.
Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health.
Ethnicity and Health.
Women and Health
The Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR): Operating grant review committee member:
     Psychosocial & Behavioural Determinants of Health (PSB) Committee.
The Nova Scotia Health Research Foundation.
Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research
Kids Cancer Care Foundation of Alberta.

Editorial Board Member: Journal of Multidisciplinary Healthcare
Editorial Board Member: Journal of Immigrant & Refugee Studies (2009-2011)
Editorial Board Member: Journal of Clinical Audit
Board of Directors: World Conference on Breast Cancer Foundation (2004-2011)
Board of Directors: Women in Need Society (WINS) (2003-2005)

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