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Dr. Jennifer Jackson

Pronouns: she/her/hers


Assistant Professor

Faculty of Nursing, Faculty


O'Brien Institute for Public Health


Taylor Institute for Teaching and Learning


Joint Appointment

Community Health Sciences

Associate Member Hotchkiss Brain Institute

Hotchkiss Brain Institute, Mathison Centre for Mental Health Research and Education

Contact information

Web presence


Office: PF3223

For media enquiries, contact

Karen Cook, Director, Communications

Office: +1.403.220.4361
Twitter: @ucalgarynursing

Preferred method of communication

Office Hours as requested, available M-F


Educational Background

PhD Nursing Research, King's College London, 2020

MN Athabasca University, 2016

BSN Nursing with Honours, First Class Honours, St. Francis Xavier Univeristy, 2009


Dr. Jennifer Jackson is a Registered Nurse and an Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Nursing at the University of Calgary, with a joint appointment in Community Health Sciences, Cumming School of Medicine. 

Her research interest is supporting nurses and improving health systems, currently focusing on community based addiction and harm reduction services. Social vulnerability, health systems, and nursing workforce and professional issues are her areas of expertise. 


Areas of Research

Nursing workforce, Health systems, Social Vulnerability, Harm Reduction


Course number Course title Semester
NURS 611 LEC 01 01 Theoretical Knowledge for Nursing Practice Fall 2021 and 2023
NURS 485 L01 Discipline and Profession in Nursing: Research methods Fall 2021-2023
NURS 632 Writing Proposals for the Nursing Profession Summer 2022-2024
NURS 660 Cultivating Personal Leadership Fall 2022
NURS 550 Nursing for Vulnerable Populations Spring 2024


  • Rising Star Award, Athabasca University Alumni Association, Athabasca University. 2018