Faculty & Staff



Deborah Mansell

Degrees: RN, MN

Office: Y450
Phone: 403.440.8764

Areas of Instruction
Health Promotion with Individuals II, Health Promotion with Populations, Communities, Families, Professional Practice III, Family Newborn Health, Professional Nursing in Family Newborn, Trends and Issues in Nursing Leadership, Integrated Professional Practice, Transition to Independent Practice 

Related Employment History
Associate Professor, School of Nursing & Midwifery, Faculty of Health, Community & Education, Mount Royal University (2011–present)

Instructor, Faculty of Nursing, The University of Calgary (2008–2011)

Site Manager, Peter Lougheed Hospital, Alberta Health Services (2008–2008)

Assistant Patient Care Manager, Labour & Delivery and Women’s Health Clinic, Calgary Health Region (2006–2008)

Quality Specialist/Complaints Management, Southeast Community Portfolio, Calgary Health Region (2004–2006)

Community Health Nurse - Maternal/Child Team, Village Square Community Health Centre, Calgary Health Region (2000–2005)

Staff Nurse, Relief Coverage, Labour & Delivery, Whitehorse General Hospital (2000)

Staff Nurse, Labour & Delivery, Foothills Hospital, Calgary Regional Health Authority (1999–2001)

Scholarly Interests
Mothering, motherhood, narrative inquiry, lesbian mothering, LGBTQ health, women’s health, scholarship of teaching and learning, community health, social justice, story based learning, narrative pedagogy

Community Service Interests: Deborah has served as Director at Large for the Canadian Association for Perinatal and Women’s Health Nurses. She is an active member of the Association of Women’s Health, Obstetrical, and Neonatal Nurses; the Canadian Nurses Association; the College & Association of Registered Nurses of Alberta; Gay and Lesbian Medical Association; and Motherhood Initiative for Research and Community Involvement. When time permits, she volunteers for Calgary Outlink.

Recent Publications
Mawji, A., Mansell, D. (2015). Gender & Community Health. In Stamler, L., Yiu, L., Mawji, A. (ed.) Community Health Nursing: A Canadian Perspective (4th ed. pp. 112). Toronto, Ontario Canada: Pearson. (In Print)

Mansell, D., Mawji, A. (2015). Maternal and Child Health. In Stamler, L., Yiu, L., Mawji, A. (ed.) Community Health Nursing: A Canadian Perspective (4th ed. pp. 115). Toronto, Ontario, Canada: Pearson. (In Print)

Mansell, D. (2012). Postpartum Adaptations. In Chow, J. (ed.) (First ed.). Essentials of maternity, newborn, and women's health nursing. New York, New York: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. (In Press)

Mannion, C. & Mansell, D. (2012). Breastfeeding Self-Efficacy and the use of prescription medication: A pilot study, Obstetrics and Gynecology International, vol. 2012, 1–9. doi:10.1155/2012/562704


Committee Memberships

  • Request to Withdraw Appeal Committee,
  • Academic Progression Committee,
  • Bachelor of Nursing Leadership
  • Leadership Team, School of Nursing & Midwifery
  • MRU Task Force on Student Evaluation of Learning