Catherine Ringham

Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Staff


University of Calgary, 2017


Vancouver Island University, 2008

Neonatal Nursing Specialty Certificate (with honours)

British Columbia Institute of Technology, 1983

Graduate Nurse Diploma

University of Alberta, 1983

Contact information


Professional Faculties Building : PF4240B

Preferred method of communication


Research and teaching

Research Interests

  • Neonatal intensive care nurses’ work
  • Level 2 NICU
  • Infant feeding and technology in the NICU
  • Institutional ethnography
  • Health systems organization
  • Quality and evidence in nursing


Dr. Ringham is a CIHR Health Systems Impact Post-Doctoral Fellow with the Faculty of Nursing at the University of Calgary and the Maternal Newborn Child Youth Strategic Clinical Network at Alberta Health Services. She completed her PhD research at the University of Calgary and brings her institutional ethnographic perspective to the Benzies research team and MNCY SCN. Together they are extending knowledge of how Family Integrated Care (FICare) unfolds in the NICU, with the aim to effectively and sustainably implement this new model of neonatal care and impact outcomes for infants and families across Alberta. She has been a long-time mentor and educator for students and colleagues in clinical and academic settings. Dr. Ringham’s passion for inquiry is driven by the neonatal nurses she has worked with, and the preterm babies and their families she has had the privilege of knowing.


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