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Corinne Hart

Associate Professor
EducationRN, BScN, MHSc, PhD
OfficeDCC-576-B, Daphne Cockwell Health Sciences Complex
Phone416-979-5000, ext. 556305
Areas of ExpertiseCommunity nursing theory and practice; Interrelationships between power, status and professional identity in interprofessional/interdisciplinary health care work; Critical qualitative research.

I am an associate professor in the Daphne Cockwell School, where I teach community health nursing theory and practice and function as the lead teacher for the third year of the Toronto Metropolitan University, Centennial and George Brown Collaborative Nursing Degree Program. From 2008-2015 I was the inaugural academic lead for RU Interprofessional, the Faculty of Community Services interprofessional initiative. I also supervise MN thesis students and have acted as PhD thesis committee member and external examiner for master's and doctoral thesis defences, at Toronto Metropolitan University and externally.

My research uses critical social science approaches to examine and theorize interrelationships between power, status and professional identity in interprofessional and interdisciplinary health care work and explore notions of professional identity in the context of client centred care. My doctoral work used a conceptual lens of emotion management to understand the work of personal support workers who provided home support. I am now interested in looking at how emotion management and display can be used as a methodological lens to investigate concepts such as worker agency, professional identity and real and perceived professional power and status. I am a fellow at the University of Toronto, Centre for Critical Qualitative Health Research (CQ) and committee chair for the annual Joan Eakin Award for Methodological Excellence in a Qualitative Doctoral Dissertation committee.

  • NSE 31: Community Nursing Theory
  • NSE 32: Community Nursing Practice
  • Toronto Metropolitan University, Centennial, George Brown Collaborative Nursing Program
  • MN thesis supervisor

Research Interests:

  • Critical qualitative methodology
  • Power and status on interprofessional teams
  • Emotion work

Research Projects:

  • 2015: Woods, N., Ng. S., McKay, S., Whitehead, C., Rochon, P., Jenkins, K., Campbell, D., Hart, C., Gold, K., Evans, C. Learning in place to support aging in place: A virtual home-based homecare curriculum. SIM-one Simulation Based Continuing Interprofessional Development Program in At-Home Care of Seniors, $99,415.26
  • 2013-2016: Collaborator: Better education for better teamwork: Understanding the discourses to improve the practices of interprofessional education. CIHR Operating Grant. Principal Investigator: Whitehead C. Co-investigators: Kuper A., Boon H., Razack S., Purkis ME. $242,000 CAD. (joined after funding obtained)
  • 2011-2012: Hart, C. (P.I).  Emotion Work in interprofessional teamwork. (unfunded)


  • Hart, C. & Kaas-Mason, S. (2016). Critical pedagogy and interprofessional education. In J. Gingras, Robinson, P., Waddell, J., & Cooper, L. (Eds.), Teaching as Scholarship: Preparing Students for Professional Practice in Community Services. Waterloo, ON: Wilfred Laurier University Press.

Journal Articles:

  • Hart, C. (2015). The elephant in the room: Nursing and nursing power on an interprofessional team. Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing, 45(8), 349, 355.
  • Patterson, E. Hart, C., Bishop, S.E., Purdy, N. (2013). Deciding if home care is right for me: The experience of the new graduate nurse, external link. Home Care Management Practice. Published online Feb. 7, 2013.
  • Hart, C. The elephant in the interprofessional room: Using emotion management to uncover hidden discourses in interprofessional collaboration and teamwork. Journal of Interprofessional Care. 25(5), 373.
  • Ryerson Interdisciplinary Teaching Award, Ryerson University, 2008