Dr. Carla Ginn



Associate Professor

Faculty of Nursing, Faculty

Contact information

Phone number

Office: 403.220.4440


Office: PF3280E

For media enquiries, contact

Karen Cook, Director, Communications

Office: +1.403.220.4361
Email: kcook@ucalgary.ca
Twitter: @ucalgarynursing


Educational Background

PhD , University of Calgary, 2017

MSN University of Lethbridge, 2010

BN Distinction, University of Lethbridge, 2006

Diploma Nursing, Medicine Hat College, 1983


Carla Ginn is an Associate Professor with research focused on individuals, families, and communities experiencing structural and social vulnerability. Carla's MScN included engaging in participatory action research research with urban First Nations grandmothers exploring meanings of health and health promotion in families and communities. Carla's doctoral research was at CUPS, with families living at less than half the low-income cut-off, and managing addiction, mental illness, and/or social isolation. Carla is currently engaged in community-based, Métis-guided research within the Métis Nation of Alberta, exploring health, spirituality, and wellbeing. Carla is currently involved in collaborative partnerships with more than 30 community agencies in Calgary, facilitating harm reduction services and co-developing long-term solutions surrounding needle debris.



Areas of Research

FNMI health and wellbeing, Intergenerational resiliency, Early intervention, Participatory action research, Mixed methods, Constructivist grounded theory, Maternal-child health


Course number Course title Semester
NURS 633 SEC 02 S02 Advanced Nursing- Leadership I 2021
NURS 633 TUT 01 T01 Advanced Nursing- Leadership I 2020
NURS 633 TUT 01 T01 Advanced Nursing- Leadership I 2021