Dr. Kathleen Leslie

Dr. Kathleen Leslie

Associate Professor

Contact information

Email: kleslie@athabascau.ca


Kathleen (Kate) Leslie joined the Faculty of Health Disciplines as an Assistant Professor in 2019. Dr. Leslie is also an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the School of Health Studies at Western University and the Governance and Regulation lead for the Canadian Health Workforce Network. She currently acts as the faculty’s Academic Integrity Officer.

Dr. Leslie is a registered nurse and lawyer who received her PhD in Nursing at the University of Toronto under a CIHR Vanier Scholarship. Her research interests include professional regulation, nursing and health policy, health law, scopes of practice, and the health workforce.

Dr. Leslie is an investigator on various tri-council (SSHRC and CIHR) and international (World Health Organization and NCSBN Center for Regulatory Excellence) research grants. If you would like to learn more about Dr. Leslie’s current research program or are interested in getting involved, please reach out to kleslie@athabascau.ca.

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Research interests

  • Health law and policy
  • Professional regulation
  • Scopes of practice
  • Nursing jurisprudence
  • Health systems
  • Nursing ethics
  • Qualitative research

Educational credentials

  • PhD (University of Toronto)
  • JD (Western University)
  • BScN (Western University)

Professional affiliations

  • Registered Nurse (College of Nurses of Ontario, College and Association of Registered Nurses of Alberta)
  • Lawyer (Law Society of Ontario)