Falls prevention and the built environment

Blanchet, R., & Edwards, N. (2018). A need to improve the assessment of environmental hazards for falls on stairs and in bathrooms: results of a scoping review. BMC Geriatrics, 18(1), 272.

Chauvin, J., & Edwards, N. (2018). Strengthening data to inform building code improvements. European Journal of Public Health, 28(5).

Edwards, N. (2018). Letter to the editor: Getting better value out of studies examining prompts for stair use. American Journal of Preventive Medicine, 54(2), 323. 

Edwards, N., & Dulai, J. (2018). Examining the relationships between walkability and physical activity among older persons: what about stairs? BMC Public Health, 18(1), 1025.

Edwards, N. (2011). Preventing falls among seniors: the way forward. Journal of Safety Research, 42(6), 537–541.

Grant, T., Andrew, C., Edwards, N., Sveistrup, H., & Egan, M. (2011). Creating walkable places: neighbourhood and municipal level perspectives on the socio‐political process in Ottawa, Canada. Journal of Urbanism: International Research on Placemaking and Urban Sustainability, 4(1), 81–104.

Guitard, P., Sveistrup, H., Edwards, N., & Lockett, D. (2011). Use of different bath grab bar configurations following a balance perturbation. Assistive Technology, 23(4), 205–215.

Blanchard, C. M., Reid, R. D., Morrin, L. I., McDonnell, L., McGannon, K., Rhodes, R. E., … Edwards, N. (2010). Demographic and Clinical Determinants of Moderate to Vigorous Physical Activity During Home-based Cardiac Rehabilitation: The Home-based Determinants of Exercise (HOME) study. Journal of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation and Prevention, 30(4), 240–245.

Grant, T. L., Edwards, N., Sveistrup, H., Andrew, C., & Egan, M. (2010a). Inequitable walking conditions among older people: examining the interrelationship of neighbourhood socio-economic status and urban form using a comparative case study. BMC Public Health, 2010(10), 677.

Grant, T. L., Edwards, N., Sveistrup, H., Andrew, C., & Egan, M. (2010b). Neighbourhood walkability: Older peoples’ perspectives from four neighbourhoods in Ottawa, Canada. Journal of Aging and Physical Activity, 18(3), 293–312.


Global health

Harrowing, J. N., Edwards, N., Richter, S., Minnie, K., & Rae, T. (2018). African and Caribbean Nurses’ Decisions about HIV Testing: A Mixed Methods Study. AIDS and Behavior, 22(2), 545–559.

Hewko, S. J., Cummings, G. G., Pietrosanu, M., & Edwards, N. (2018). The impact of quality assurance initiatives and workplace policies and procedures on HIV/AIDS-Related stigma experienced by patients and nurses in regions with high prevalence of HIV/AIDS. AIDS and Behavior, 2018, 1-11.

Edwards, N., Kahwa, E., & Hoogeveen, K. (2017). Results of an integrative analysis: a call for contextualizing HIV and AIDS clinical practice guidelines to support evidence-based practice. Worldviews on Evidence-Based Nursing, 14(6), 492–498.

Merry, L., Pelaez, S., & Edwards, N. C. (2017). Refugees, asylum-seekers and undocumented migrants and the experience of parenthood: a synthesis of the qualitative literature. Globalization and Health, 13(1).

Riddell, M. A., Edwards, N., Thompson, S. R., Bernabe-Ortiz, A., Praveen, D., Johnson, C., … GACD Hypertension Research Programme. (2017). Developing consensus measures for global programs: lessons from the Global Alliance for Chronic Diseases Hypertension research program. Globalization and Health, 13(1), 17.

Wafula, C. O., Edwards, N., & Kaseje, D. C. O. (2017). Contextual variations in costs for a community health strategy implemented in rural, peri-urban and nomadic sites in Kenya. BMC Public Health, 17(1), 224.

Edwards, N., Kaseje, D., Kahwa, E., Klopper, H. C., Mill, J., Webber, J., … Harrowing, J. (2016). The impact of leadership hubs on the uptake of evidence-informed nursing practices and workplace policies for HIV care: a quasi-experimental study in Jamaica, Kenya, Uganda and South Africa. Implementation Science, 11(1), 110.

Massaquoi, L. D., & Edwards, N. C. (2015). A scoping review of maternal and child health clinicians attitudes, beliefs, practice, training and perceived self-competence in environmental health. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 12(12), 15769–15781.

Dyke, E., Edwards, N., McDowell, I., Muga, R., & Brown, S. (2014). Shaped by asymmetrical interdependence: a qualitative case study of the external influences on international non-governmental organizations’ implementation of equity principles in HIV/AIDS work. International Journal for Equity in Health, 13(1), 86–86.

Juma, P. A., Edwards, N., & Spitzer, D. (2014). Kenyan nurses involvement in national policy development processes. Nursing Research and Practice, 2014.

Mill, J., Davison, C., Richter, S., Etowa, J., Edwards, N., Kahwa, E., … Harrowing, J. (2014). Qualitative research in an international research program: maintaining momentum while building capacity in nurses. International Journal of Qualitative Methods, 13(1), 151–169.

Ochieng, B., Akunja, E., Edwards, N., Mombo, D., Marende, L., & Kaseje, D. C. O. (2014). Perceptions of health stakeholders on task shifting and motivation of community health workers in different socio demographic contexts in Kenya (nomadic, peri-urban and rural agrarian). BMC Health Services Research, 14 (Suppl 1), S4.

Davison, C. M., Kahwa, E., Edwards, N., Atkinson, U., Hepburn-Brown, C., Aiken, J., Dawkins, P., … MacFarlane, D. (2013). Ethical challenges and opportunities for nurses in HIV and AIDS community-based participatory research in Jamaica. Journal of Empirical Research on Human Research Ethics, 8(1), 55–67.

Edwards, N., Nakanyike, H., Okomo, J. M., & Yazbek, M. (2012). Global health research as seen through a health-system lens. Canadian Journal of Nursing Research, 44(4), 15–19.

Kahwa, E. K., Waldron, N. K., Younger, N. O., Edwards, N. C., Knight-Madden, J. M., Bailey, K. A., … Lewis-Bell, K. N. (2012). Asthma and allergies in Jamaican children aged 2-17 years: a cross-sectional prevalence survey. BMJ Open, 2(4).

Kahwa, E. K., Younger, N. O., Wint, Y. B., Waldron, N. K., Hewitt, H. H., & Knight-, J. M. (2010). The Jamaica asthma and allergies national prevalence survey: rationale and methods. BMC Medical Research Methodology, 10, 29.

Klopper, H. C., Watson, F., Muller, C., Edwards, N., Kaseje, D., & Kahwa, E. (2011). Nurse leadership in development over continents. HIV Nursing Matters, 2(2), 30–33.

Webber, G., Edwards, N., Amaratunga, C., Graham, I. D., Keane, V., & Ros, S. (2010). Knowledge and views regarding condom use among female garment factory workers in Cambodia. Southeast Asian Journal of Tropical Medicine and Public Health, 41(3), 11.

Webber, G., Edwards, N., Graham, I. D., Amaratunga, C., Keane, V., & Socheat, R. (2010). Life in the big city: The multiple vulnerabilities of migrant Cambodian garment factory workers to HIV. Women’s Studies International Forum, 33(3), 159–169.

Webber, G., Edwards, N., Graham, I. D., Amaratunga, C., Gaboury, I., Keane, V., … McDowell, I. (2009). A survey of Cambodian health-care providers’ HIV knowledge, attitudes and intentions to take a sexual history. International Journal of STD & AIDS, 20(5), 346–350.



Nursing leadership and practice


Semenic, S., Edwards, N., Premji, S., Olson, J., Williams, B., & Montgomery, P. (2015). Decision-making and evidence use during the process of prenatal record review in Canada: a multiphase qualitative study. BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth, 15, 78. 

Macdonald, J.-A., Davies, B., Edwards, N., Marck, P., & Guernsey, J. R. (2012). Priority setting and policy advocacy for community environmental health by nursing associations: A conceptual framework to guide research. Aporia, 4(1).

Ploeg, J., Skelly, J., Rowan, M., Edwards, N., Davies, B., Grinspun, D., … Downey, A. (2010). The role of nursing best practice champions in diffusing practice guidelines: A mixed methods study. Worldviews on Evidence‐Based Nursing, 7(4), 238–251.

Smith, D., Edwards, N., Peterson, W., Jaglarz, M., Laplante, D., & Estable, A. (2010). Rethinking nursing best practices with aboriginal communities: informing dialogue and action. Nursing Leadership, 22(4), 24–39. 

Aston, M., Meagher-Stewart, D., Edwards, N., & Young, L. M. (2009). Public health nurses’ primary health care practice: strategies for fostering citizen participation. Journal of Community Health Nursing, 26(1), 24–34.

Edwards, N., & MacDonald, J.-A. (2009). Building nurses’ capacity in community health services. International Journal of Nursing Education Scholarship, 6(1).

Edwards, N., Webber, J., Mill, J., Kahwa, E., & Roelofs, S. (2009). Building capacity for nurse-led research. International Nursing Review, 56(1), 88–94.


Whole systems change

McPherson, C., Ploeg, J., Edwards, N., Ciliska, D., & Sword, W. (2017). A catalyst for system change: a case study of child health network formation, evolution and sustainability in Canada. BMC Health Services Research, 17(1), 100.

Higuchi, K. S., Edwards, N., Carr, T., Marck, P., & Abdullah, G. (2015). Development and evaluation of a workshop to support evidence-based practice change in long-term care. Journal for Nurses in Professional Development, 31(1), 28–34.

Berta, W., Virani, T., Bajnok, I., Edwards, N., & Rowan, M. (2014). Understanding whole systems change in health care: the case of the nurse practitioners in Canada. Evidence & Policy: A Journal of Research, Debate and Practice, 10(3), 313–336.

Aslanyan, G., Granger, L., Edwards, N., Elmslie, K., Fralick, P., & Poirier, A. (2012). The need for continuous systems thinking in public health in Canada. Canadian Journal of Public Health = Revue Canadienne De Sante Publique, 103(2), 158.

MacDonald, J.-A., Edwards, N., Davies, B., Marck, P., & Guernsey, J. R. (2012). Priority setting and policy advocacy by nursing associations: a scoping review and implications using a socio-ecological whole systems lens. Health Policy, 107(1), 31–43.

Edwards, N., Rowan, M., Marck, P., & Grinspun, D. (2011). Understanding whole systems change in health care: the case of nurse practitioners in Canada. Policy, Politics & Nursing Practice, 12(1), 4–17. 

Aslanyan, G., Benoit, F., Bourgeault, I. L., Edwards, N., Hancock, T., King, A., … Timmings, C. (2010). The inevitable health system(s) reform: An opportune time to reflect on systems thinking in public health in Canada. Canadian Journal of Public Health, 101(6), 499–499. 



Population health

Edwards, N. & Roelofs, S. (Eds.). (2018). Developing a program of research: An essential process for a successful research career. Ottawa, ON: CHNET Press.

Di Ruggiero, E., & Edwards, N. (2018). The interplay between participatory health research and implementation research: Canadian research funding perspectives. BioMed Research International, 2018.

Edwards, N., & Plotnikoff, R. C. (2018). Mobilizing an underused resource: cohort studies for population health intervention research. International Journal of Epidemiology, 47(6), 1730–1733.

Edwards, N., Plotnikoff, R. C., & Hoogeveen, K. (2018). Enhancing the utility of International Journal of Epidemiology cohort profiles. International Journal of Epidemiology, 47(3), 1008–1009.

Di Ruggiero, E., Kishchuk, N., Viehbeck, S., Edwards, N., Robinson, K., Riley, B., & Fowler, H. S. (2017). Alliance members’ roles in collective field-building: an assessment of leadership and championship within the Population Health Intervention Research Initiative for Canada. Health Research Policy and Systems, 15(1), 101.

Benzies, K., Mychasiuk, R., Kurilova, J., Tough, S., Edwards, N., & Donnelly, C. (2014). Two‐generation preschool programme: immediate and 7‐year‐old outcomes for low‐income children and their parents. Child and Family Social Work, 19, 203–214.

Blanchard, C., Rainham, D., McSweeney, J., Spence, J., McDonnell, L., Rhodes, R., … Edwards, N. (2012). Community SES, perceived environment, and physical activity during home-based cardiac rehabilitation: is there a need to consider the urban vs. rural distinction? Journal of Urban Health, 89(2), 285–295.

Edwards, N., Viehbeck, S., Hämäläinen, R.-M., Rus, D., Skovgaard, T., Goor, I. van de, … Aro, A. R. (2012). Challenges of ethical clearance in international health policy and social sciences research: experiences and recommendations from a multi-country research programme. Public Health Reviews, 34(1), 11.

Benzies, K., Edwards, N., Tough, S., Nagan, K., Mychasiuk, R., Keown, L.-A., & Donnelly, C. (2011). Effects of a two‐generation preschool programme on receptive language skill in low‐income Canadian children. Early Child Development and Care, 181(3), 397–412.

Blanchard, C. M., Reid, R. D., Morrin, L. I., McDonnell, L., McGannon, K., Rhodes, R. E., … Edwards, N. (2011). Understanding physical activity during home-based cardiac rehabilitation from multiple theoretical perspectives. Journal of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation and Prevention, 31(3), 173–180.

Edwards, N., Rouleau, J., Tamblyn, R., & Joanette, Y. (2011). Investments in patient-oriented research and population health research are complementary: response to editorial by Gilles Paradis. Canadian Journal of Public Health = Revue Canadienne De Sante Publique, 102(6), 479. 

 Edwards, N. C., Viehbeck, S. M., Di Ruggiero, E., & McMahon, M. (2011). Population health intervention research in Canada: catalyzing research through funding. Canadian Journal of Nursing Research = Revue Canadienne De Recherche En Sciences Infirmieres, 43(4), 93–98.

Higuchi, K. S., Davies, B. L., Edwards, N., Ploeg, J., & Virani, T. (2011). Implementation of clinical guidelines for adults with asthma and diabetes: a three-year follow-up evaluation of nursing care. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 20(9–10), 1329–1338.

Viehbeck, S. M., Melnychuk, R., McDougall, C. W., Greenwood, H., & Edwards, N. C. (2011). Population and public health ethics in Canada: a snapshot of current national initiatives and future issues. Canadian Journal of Public Health = Revue Canadienne De Sante Publique, 102(6), 410–413. 

MacLean, L. M., Clinton, K., Edwards, N., Garrard, M., Ashley, L., Hansen-Ketchum, P., & Walsh, A. (2010). Unpacking vertical and horizontal integration: childhood overweight/obesity programs and planning, a Canadian perspective. Implementation Science, 5(1), 36.

Mill, J. E., Edwards, N., Jackson, R. C., MacLean, L., & Chaw-Kant, J. (2010). Stigmatization as a social control mechanism for persons living with HIV and AIDS. Qualitative Health Research, 20(11), 1469–1483. : 10.1177/1049732310375436

Benzies, K., Tough, S., Edwards, N., Nagan, K., Nowicki, B., Mychasiuk, R., & Donnelly, C. (2009). Effects of a two-generation Canadian preschool program on parenting stress, self-esteem, and life skills. Early Childhood Services, 3(1), 19–32.

MacLean, L., Edwards, N., Garrard, M., Sims-Jones, N., Clinton, K., & Ashley, L. (2009). Obesity, stigma and public health planning. Health Promotion International, 24(1), 88–93.

Meagher-Stewart, D., Edwards, N., Aston, M., & Young, L. (2009). Population health surveillance practice of public health nurses. Public Health Nursing, 26(6), 553–560. 10.1111/j.1525-1446.2009.00814.x

Mill, J., Edwards, N., Jackson, R., Austin, W., MacLean, L., & Reintjes, F. (2009). Accessing health services while living with HIV: Intersections of stigma. Canadian Journal of Nursing Research Archive, 41(3).


Implementation science, multiple interventions, context, and health equity

Edwards, N., & Etowa, J. (2019). Chapter 14: Community health planning, monitoring and evaluation. In L.L. Stamler, L. Yiu, A. Dosani, J. Etowa & C. Van Daalen-Smith (Eds.). Community health nursing: A Canadian perspective (5th Ed.). (pp. 271-289). Toronto: Pearson Canada Inc.

Edwards, N., Riley, B., & Willis, C. (2018). Chapter 15: Scaling-up cancer control innovations. In D.A. Chambers, C.A. Vinson, W.E. Norton (Eds). Advancing the science of implementation across the cancer continuum. (pp.297-311). Oxford University Press.

Edwards, N., & Barker, P. M. (2014). The importance of context in implementation research. Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes, 67 (Suppl 2), S157-162.

Edwards, N. (2012). Taking action on health inequities: essential contributions by qualitative researchers. International Journal of Qualitative Methods, 11(2), 61–63.

Edwards, N., & Cohen, E. R. M. (2012). Joining up action to address social determinants of health and health inequities in Canada. Healthcare Management Forum, 25(3), 151–154.

Edwards, N., & Di Ruggiero, E. (2011). Exploring which context matters in the study of health inequities and their mitigation. Scandinavian Journal of Public Health, 39(6_suppl), 43–49.

Greenwood, H. L., Edwards, N., Hoogbruin, A., Kahwa, E. K., Odhiambo, O. N., & Buong, J. A. (2011). A review of equity issues in quantitative studies on health inequalities: the case of asthma in adults. BMC Medical Research Methodology, 11, 104.

Edwards, N., Aronson, K., Di Ruggiero, E., Regehr, C., Swift, K., Leigh, J., … Delaney, J. (2010). Response to editor’s page: health equity does matter. Canadian Journal of Public Health, 101(2), 186–187. 

Edwards, N. (2009). Revisiting our social justice roots in population health intervention research. Canadian Journal of Public Health, 200(6), 1–2.



Knowledge translation and evaluation

Roelofs, S., Edwards, N., Viehbeck, S., & Anderson, C. (2019). Formative, embedded evaluation to strengthen interdisciplinary team science: Results of a 4-year, mixed methods, multi-country case study. Research Evaluation, 28(1), 37–50.

Edwards, N., & Higuchi, K. S. (2018). Process evaluation of a participatory, multimodal intervention to improve evidence-based care in long-term care settings. Worldviews on Evidence-Based Nursing, 15(5).

Tudisca, V., Valente, A., Castellani, T., Stahl, T., Sandu, P., Dulf, D., … on behalf of the REPOPA Consortium. (2018). Development of measurable indicators to enhance public health evidence-informed policy-making. Health Research Policy and Systems, 16(1), 47.

Aro, A. R., Bertram, M., Hämäläinen, R.-M., Van De Goor, I., Skovgaard, T., Valente, A., … Edwards, N., REPOPA Consortium. (2016). Integrating research evidence and physical activity policy making-REPOPA project. Health Promotion International, 31(2), 430–439.

Edwards, N., Kaseje, D., & Kahwa, E. (Eds.). (2016). Building and evaluating research capacity in healthcare systems: Case studies and innovative models. Cape Town, South Africa: UCT press; Ottawa, ON: International Development Research Centre.

Edwards, N., Roelofs, S., & Viehbeck, S. (2013). “Learning from the past, building for the future”: Participatory approaches to evaluation of the REsearch into POlicy to enhance Physical Activity (REPOPA). European Journal of Public Health, 23(suppl_1).

Kothari, A., Rudman, D., Dobbins, M., Rouse, M., Sibbald, S., & Edwards, N. (2012). The use of tacit and explicit knowledge in public health: a qualitative study. Implementation Science, 7(1), 20.

Sibbald, S., Kothari, A., Rudman, D., Dobbins, M., Rouse, M., Edwards, N., & Gore, D. (2012). Partnerships in public health: Lessons from knowledge translation and program planning. Canadian Journal of Nursing Research, 44(1), 94-119.

Kothari, A., MacLean, L., Edwards, N., & Hobbs, A. (2011). Indicators at the interface: managing policymaker-researcher collaboration. Knowledge Management Research & Practice, 9(3), 203–214. 

Kothari, A. R., Bickford, J. J., Edwards, N., Dobbins, M. J., & Meyer, M. (2011). Uncovering tacit knowledge: a pilot study to broaden the concept of knowledge in knowledge translation. BMC Health Services Research, 11, 198.

Lee, B. K., Lockett, D., & Edwards, N. (2010). Gauging alignments : an ethnographically informed method for process evaluation in a community-based intervention. Canadian Journal of Program Evaluation, 25(2), 1–27.

Kothari, A., Edwards, N., Hamel, N., & Judd, M. (2009). Is research working for you? validating a tool to examine the capacity of health organizations to use research. Implementation Science, 4(1).

Kothari, A., MacLean, L., & Edwards, N. (2009). Increasing capacity for knowledge translation: understanding how some researchers engage policy makers. Evidence & Policy: A Journal of Research, Debate and Practice, 5(1), 33–51.