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Research Team
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Research Head

Dr. Marsha Campbell-Yeo

Leading national and international interdisciplinary research teams consisting of clinicians, researchers and stakeholders from diverse backgrounds and disciplines, Dr. Campbell-Yeo's passion has led her all over the world, and her home is MOM-LINC lab.


Research Coordinator

Sarah Foye, RN

Sarah graduated from UNB in 2005 with her Bachelor of Nursing Degree where she began a career in Adult Neurosurgery. Originally from Saint John, New Brunswick, she moved to Halifax in 2006 and continued to practice in Neurosurgery. In 2009 Sarah began work in the NICU at the IWK. After 10 years as a bedside Nurse she has joined the MOM-LINC Lab as the NICU Research Coordinator. Outside of work, Sarah enjoys a busy life with her husband, and their two young boys.

PhD Candidate

Britney Benoit, MScN, RN

Britney is a doctoral candidate in the School of Nursing at Dalhousie University and registered nurse at the IWK Health Centre. Her doctoral work, supported by a CIHR Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship, is focused on examining the influence of breastfeeding on cortical and bio-behavioural indicators of procedural pain in full term newborns builds.

PhD Candidate

Justine Dol, MSc 

Justine is a doctoral student in the PhD in Health program at Dalhousie University. She is a recipient of the CIHR Frederick Banting & Charles Best Canada Graduate Doctoral Award, and was awarded the Canadian Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Scholarship.

Justine’s doctoral research will focus on education and empowerment of mothers to provide essential newborn care in low-resource countries.

PhD Candidate

Tim Disher, BScN, RN

A doctoral student in the PhD in Nursing program at Dalhousie University, and a 2017 CIHR Vanier Scholar. Tim’s research examines how a shift to single family room design in neonatal intensive care may introduce health inequities. 


PhD Candidate

Brianna Richardson, BScN, RN

RIM, 4th Year Medical Student

Courtney Gullickson, BSc

Courtney joined the MOM-LINC Lab in 2013, completing two IWK Summer Studentships and her Honours Project under the supervision of Dr. Campbell-Yeo. She is now completing her Research in Medicine (RIM) Project with the Lab. Her project, titled “The influence of concomitant clonidine and morphine treatment on neonatal outcomes of infants diagnosed with neonatal abstinence syndrome: a population cohort study”, explores if the addition of adjunct clonidine to the typical morphine regime used to treat neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS) will improve patient outcomes.

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RIM, 2nd Year Medical Student

Kelti Munroe

Kelti joined the MOM-LINC Lab in the summer of 2018. She is a 2nd year medical student at Dalhousie Medical School, and is currently working on a network meta-analysis with the MOM-LINC lab for her Research in Medicine (RIM) project. Her project focuses on the comparative efficacy of pain relieving interventions to reduce pain from intramuscular injection in neonates.

RIM, 1st Year Medical Student

Adele Orovec, BSc

Adele is interested in neonatal pain, assessment, and parental presence.  She is currently studying  medicine in her home province at Dalhousie University and hopes to pursue a career as a pediatrician. She recently completed her third IWK Summer Studentship with the MOM-LINC Lab.

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