CIHR/Schlegel Industrial Research Chair for Colleges in Seniors Care
Veronique began her nursing education and practice career in Belgium and holds a BScN and Masters degree in Nursing Science and a Masters of Education from the University of Ghent, Belgium. Veronique completed her doctoral work at the University of Toronto on nurse-patient relationships under the supervision of Drs. Dorothy Pringle and Katherine McGilton. Additionally, her post-doctoral work has focused on 'Knowledge to Action’ – and was conducted at the University of Toronto under the supervision of Drs. Susan Jaglal and Geoff Fernie.
Veronique is a full-time employee at Conestoga College and is actively involved at the Schlegel-UW Research Institute of Aging, and she holds an Assistant Clinical Professor position with the School of Nursing at McMaster University; an Adjunct Assistant Professor position at the School of Public Health and Health Systems at the University of Waterloo, and an adjunct scientist position at iDAPT (Intelligent Design for Adaptation, Participation and Technology) at Toronto Rehab.
Veronique has extensive nursing experience, working as a clinician, nurse educator, manager, and researcher in an international setting. Her research interests are situated in three related areas: the substantive area of evidence based care in gerontology, best practices in research methods with older adults, and the curriculum development of gerontological education for nurses and other health care professionals. She has published 24 peer reviewed manuscripts, and is a co-author on the first Canadian edition of Gerontological Nursing and Healthy Aging.