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Dr. Keisha Jefferies

Dr. Keisha Jefferies is a registered nurse and a health outcomes scientist at Nova Scotia Health.

Her doctoral research, funded by several prestigious provincial and federal awards such as Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships, Killam Trust, and Research Nova Scotia, examined the leadership experiences of African Nova Scotian nurses in healthcare. Dr. Jefferies’ research interests include Black populations health, nursing leadership, and examining anti-Black racism in nursing education and practice. 

She possesses expertise in the areas of health policy, qualitative research, and evidence syntheses. Importantly, Dr. Jefferies uses Black Feminist Theory to critically inform and guide her research and advocacy. Much of her advocacy includes equity and inclusivity in post-secondary institutions and the nursing profession. Notably, in 2017, Dr. Jefferies co-founded the peer-mentorship group, the Community of Black Students in Nursing at Dalhousie University. Dr. Jefferies is the director of MBRACe (multidisciplinary Black research and advocacy centre), which is a research hub where she will generate high quality evidence, develop evidence-informed initiatives, and support the future generation of critical nurse leaders.

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