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Josephine Mary Violet Francis Xavier

PhD Student

York University

Gender, Society, and Health

Josephine as a researcher, is interested in broad areas like virtual reality in nursing education and practice, women's mental health, perinatal mental health, father's involvement in immigrant childbearing families, healthy behaviours of school-age children, neonatal pain relief, neonatal hypoglycemia, gender-inclusive language, and promotion of breastfeeding support. She actively takes part in knowledge translation and mobilization through National and International meetings and conferences. She is multi-linguistic and speaks Tamil, Telugu, Hindi, and Arabic. Josephine is pursuing her doctoral degree in nursing at York University, Canada. As an immigrant mother and an IEN, her scientific inquiry focuses on fathering/parenting issues among Indian immigrant families (young adults) during pregnancy, childbirth, and postpartum. 

Area of Research Expertise
Paternal health; Neonatal hypoglycemia; Nursing education; Neonatal pain