MSc, Nursing (with distinction)
BN (with distinction)
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Winter 2021 - N629
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- Infant mental health
- Paediatric nursing
- Relationship-centered care
- Parent-child interactions
- Artificial intelligence
- Compassionate care
- Maternal mental health
- Vulnerable infants/children
- Children with medical complexities
- Medically fragile infants
Dr. MacKay is a Registered Nurse and Postdoctoral Fellow. She worked as a paediatric nurse for 12 years while attending graduate school. She completed her undergraduate degree and masters degree at the University of Lethbridge.
Dr. MacKay completed her Doctorate of Philosophy at the University of Calgary investigating parental and health care professionals’ experiences caring for hospitalized Medically Fragile Infants. She is passionate about ensuring the health and well-being of at-risk, fragile infants and their parents, as well as, exploring and developing interventions that strengthen parent-child/infant relationships.
Currently, Dr. MacKay is working with Dr. Nicole Letourneau, utilizing software development, digital technologies and Artificial Intelligence to develop novel interventions aimed at improving parent-child/infant interactions. She finds enjoyment engaging in any outdoor with her husband, two young boys and pup; particularly if the activity is in the mountains.