Kim Jackson, RN, PhD


  • MN, PhD (University of Toronto)
  • BScN (McMaster University)

Graduate Program Supervision

Research In Profile

Overarchingly, the goal of Professor Jackson's research is to conduct high-quality research aimed to improving health outcomes for women, their children, and their families, which may be generalized to populations both nationally and internationally. Using a pragmatic world view, chosen methods and methodology are fitting with the best approaches to answer the research question. This is facilitated by a range of rigorous quantitative approaches such as randomized controlled trials and/or meta-analyses and systematic reviews through to qualitative exploration of important concepts in women’s health. Although this research broadly covers issues pertaining to women’s health, the two main foci includes: 1) antenatal, intrapartum and postpartum care (e.g., breastfeeding and perinatal pain and mental health); and intimate partner violence/ gender based violence. Intersectionality and feminism underpin this work.

Featured Publications and Projects

Chapters and Entries in Books and Dictionaries

  • Jackson, K. T. (2014). Pharmacologic pain management of labour . In R.J Evans, M.K. Evans & Y.M.R. Browns. (Eds.), Canadian Maternity, Newborn & Women’s Health Nursing (2nd ed., pp. 669-681). Wolters Kluwer.

Articles in Peer-Reviewed Journals

  • Jackson, K. T., Mantler, T., Stoyanovich, E., Davidson, C.A., Walsh, E. J., Lemenchick, O., Merner, K., & Castles, L. (2021). A guide to anticipatory guidance for breastfeeding-related pain: A concept analysis. Nursing Forum, 56(3), 752-757.
  • Jackson, K. T., Mantler, T., Jackson, B., Walsh, E. J., Baer, J. R., & Parkinson, S. (2020). Exploring mothers’ experiences of trauma and violence informed cognitive behavioural therapy following intimate partner violence: A qualitative case analysis. Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics & Gynecology, 41(4), 308-316.
  • Jackson, K. T., O’Keefe-McCarthy, S., & Mantler, T. (2019). Women’s experiences of breastfeeding-related pain. The American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing, 44(2), 66-72.
  • Shillington, K. J., Jackson, K. T., Davidson, C. A., Yates, J., Irwin, J. D., Velker, B., & Mantler, T. (2022). Riding on resilience: Impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on women experiencing intimate partner violence. SN Social Sciences, 2(92), 1-26.
  • Mantler, T., Jackson, K. T., Baer, J., White, J., Ache, B., Shillington, K., & Ncumbe, N. (2020). Changes in care- A systematic scoping review of transitions for children with medical complexities. Current Pediatric Reviews, 16(3): 165-175.
  • Abbass-Dick, J., Brown, H. K., Jackson, K. T., Rempel, L., & Dennis, C. L. (2019). Perinatal breastfeeding interventions including fathers/partners: A systematic review of the literature. Midwifery, 75, 41-51

Visit Google Scholar for a comprehensive list of publications.

Current Grants and Research Projects

  • Mantler, T. M. & Jackson, K. T. (2020-2022). Understanding the factors that shape resilience in rural Canadian women who have experienced intimate partner violence. SSHRC. $28,994.
  • Jackson, K. T., & Mantler, T. (2022-2023). The art of mothering: An arts-informed, qualitative exploration of the experience of gender-based violence among women with children. Western Strategic Support for SSHRC Success Program. $20,362.
  • Jackson, K. T., Mantler, T., & Tryphonopolous, P. (2021-2022). Exploring the impact of IPV on maternal decision making. Children’s Research Health Institute. $10,000.

Graduate Student Projects

PhotoSTREAM: Supporting transition-readiness for emerging adults with mental health challenges

  • Jackson, Brianna (2019). MScN, Graduate Studies in Nursing, Western University

Women’s Experience of Obtaining Health and Social Services following Intimate Partner Violence: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Relationships in Rural Communities

  • Soares, Emily (2020). MScN, Graduate Studies in Nursing, Western University

Lived experience of gestational diabetes mellitus among Saudi women: Interpretive phenomenological study

  • Algamadi, Hayat (2018). MScN, Graduate Studies in Nursing, Western University

Women’s experiences in accessing breastfeeding and antenatal health support in the context of intimate partner violence: An interpretive description study

  • Larose, Samantha (2022). MScN, Graduate Studies in Nursing, Western University

Examining the impact of social media on youth self-perceived mental health

  • Singh, Chantal (2020). MScN, Graduate Studies in Nursing, Western University

Visit Scholarship@Western for a list of completed student theses and dissertations in the repository.

Additional Information

Academic Appointments and Research Affiliations

  • Year 1 & 2 Coordinator, Collaborative BScN Program
  • Associate Scientist, Division of Maternal, Fetal and Newborn Health, Children’s Health Research Institute (CHRI)


  • The Marilyn Robinson Award for Excellence in Teaching (2020)
  • University Students’ Council Teaching Honor Roll (2018-2022)
  • Faculty of Health Sciences Teaching Award of Recognition (2016-2022)