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Helene Berman, RN, Ph.D.

Distinguished University Professor at the Arthur Labatt Family School of Nursing, University of Western Ontario

Dr. Helene Berman is a professor at the Arthur Labatt family School of Nursing and the Associate Dean of Research in the Faculty of Health Sciences. Dr. Berman conducts community-based research focused on the subtle and explicit forms of violence experienced by women and children, social and structural inequalities, and health. She is Past President of the Nursing Network on Violence against Women International and lead editor of the ground-breaking report, In the Best Interests of the Girl Child, that has informed the development of numerous programs and policies in Canada.

Dr. Berman’s research has been funded by the Canadian Institutes for Health Research, the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, and Status of Women Canada. Her current research incorporates arts-based approaches in a Youth-Centered Participatory Action Research methodology to examine structural violence in the lives of young people in Canada. Dr. Berman was a leading force in the establishment of the Centre for Research on Health Equity and Social Inclusion and serves as its founding Academic Director.

Dr. Berman's recent publications include: