Gwen McGhan

Gwen McGhan


Associate Professor

Faculty of Nursing, Faculty

Contact information

Phone number

Office: 403.220.2724


Office: PF3204

For media enquiries, contact

Karen Cook, Director, Communications

Office: +1.403.220.4361
Twitter: @ucalgarynursing


Educational Background

PhD Pennsylvania State University, 2014

BA University of Alberta, 2009

MN University of Manitoba, 2007

BN University of Manitoba, 2003


Gwen McGhan is an Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Nursing at the University of Calgary. The focus of her research is on understanding and improving outcomes for caregivers and the older adults for whom they provide care across various settings and illness trajectories. Using a person-centered approach, McGhan examines the role of resources in maintaining caregiver well-being. She has published her research in several journals and presented at regional, national and international conferences. McGhan supervises students with an interest in the care of older adults and their caregivers.


Areas of Research

Care of older adults, Caregiver outcomes, Quality improvement, Transitional care


Course number Course title Semester
NURS 602 SEC 01 S01 Theoretical Perspect in Aging 2020
NURS 627 LAB 01 B01 Academic Scholarly Writing 2021


  • Carolyn L. Weiner and Marilyn J.Dodd - Theory of Illness Trajectory. Janice Penrod; Julia Murphy; Gwen Evelyn McGhan; Cynthia Snyder; Lisa Kitko. Mosby. 477-489. (2017)