DAL HEALTH (NURSING) PHD CANDIDATE MARTHA PAYNTER NAMED AS 2019 PIERRE ELLIOTT TRUDEAU FOUNDATION SCHOLAR
“Dal Health (Nursing) PhD Candidate Martha Paynter was announced Thursday (May 23) as a 2019 Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation Scholar.
Martha is among a very select group of ‘audacious, original, and forward-thinking’ scholars picked from a pool of hundreds of candidates from universities in Canada and abroad.
Her doctoral research explores the experiences that incarcerated women and pregnant people have in relation to pregnancy while they are in prison. Martha has a deeply compassionate approach, and a complete commitment to equity seeking in her research and activism.
‘I think we need to be overtly committed to improving health equity whenever we are doing research,’ she says
The Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation Scholarship Program aims to ‘help shape researchers into engaged leaders who are conscious of the impact of their research, connected to the realities of the communities in which they work.’ . . ."