Candice Waddell

R.P.N., B.Sc.P.N., M.P.N., Ph.D.(c)
Assistant Professor
Phone:  (204) 727-7404
Fax:  (204) 571-8568
Office #:  HSB 059


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 has worked nationally and internationally on projects and collaborations focused on improving indigenous mental health and wellness, and reducing the impact of trauma.


Doctoral Candidacy in Community Health Science, University of Manitoba
Master of Psychiatric Nursing, Brandon University
Bachelor of Science in Psychiatric Nursing, Brandon University

Research Interests

Her research interests include: improving mental health and social equity in marginalized populations; the influence of gender on mental health and wellness; culturally sensitive mental health practice; and the lived experience of individuals experiencing mental illness and trauma.

Candice is a Full Member of the Faculty of Graduate Studies and is eagerly accepting Masters students at this time.

Selected Publications

Graham, J. M., Waddell, C., M., Pachkowski, K., & Friesen, H. (In Press).  Educating the educators:  Determining the uniqueness of Psychiatric Nursing practice to inform Psychiatric Nurse education. Issues in Mental Health Nursing.

Allan, J., Waddell, C. M., Herron, R., & Roger, K. (2018). Are rural prairie masculinities hegemonic masculinities? NORMA: International Journal for Masculinity Studies, 14(1).

Waddell, C. M., Robinson, R., & Crawford, A. (2017). Decolonizing Approaches to Inuit Community Wellness: Conversations with Elders in a Nunavut Community. Canadian Journal of Community Mental Health, 36(1).