Candice M. Waddell

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Research Interests

  • The lived experience of individuals experiencing mental illness and trauma
  • Improving mental health and social equity in marginalized populations
  • The influence of gender on mental health and wellness


Candice Waddell is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatric Nursing at Brandon University. She holds a Master’s degree in Psychiatric Nursing from Brandon University and was granted the Brandon University gold medal in Master of Psychiatric Nursing upon graduation. Prior to her work with Brandon University, she was a registered psychiatric nurse in Australia, New Zealand, Manitoba and remote communities in Nunavut. She was acknowledged nationally by the Canadian Alliance of Mental Illness and Mental Health with a Champion of Mental Health Award for her work in Nunavut improving community wellness through youth and community engagement. She has worked nationally and internationally on projects and collaborations focused on improving indigenous mental health and wellness, and reducing the impact of trauma.

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