December 19, 2007
Linda O’Brien-Pallas is a Professor in the Faculties of Nursing and Medicine at the University of Toronto, and Director, Co-Founder and Co-Principal Investigator of the Nursing Health Services Research Unit at the University of Toronto.
Dr. O’Brien-Pallas is also the inaugural Canadian Health Services Research Foundation/Canadian Institutes of Health Research Chair in Nursing Health Human Resources. She has provided leadership to various boards and committees, including the Canadian Nurses Association, the Registered Nurses Association of Ontario (RNAO) and the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long Term Care’s Nursing Task Force (1998 to 1999). Dr. O’Brien-Pallas was an invited member of the Canadian Nursing Advisory Committee (2001 to 2003), and is a co-founder of the Dorothy M. Wylie Nursing Leadership Institute. She was an invited speaker to the Romanow Commission and is frequently called upon by the World Health Organization and the International Council of Nurses to provide high level consultation. Dr. O’Brien-Pallas has received numerous awards including: the Canadian Nurses Association’s prestigious Jeanne Mance Award (2007) and the RNAO’s Honorary Life Membership Award (2004).
Dr. O’Brien-Pallas has authored or co-authored over 300 publications in national and international journals and textbooks, completed nearly 85 research projects, and has made presentations and appearances on almost every continent.