GOLD Speakers


Lenora Marcellus, RN, PhD

  • Speaker Type: 2024 Main Presentations
  • Country: Canada

Lenora Marcellus is a Professor in the School of Nursing at the University of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. She has practiced as an RN for over 35 years in a range of maternal-neonatal and educational settings and roles. Her research interests include perinatal substance use, neonatal opioid withdrawal, supporting infants in foster care, and supporting young families. She is a co-investigator in the British Columbia Healthy Connections Project, a multi-year provincial RCT of the Nurse-Family Partnership program for young, first time mothers and their children.
She was a long-time volunteer with a local Moms and Mentors group supporting young families. Her research has been published in a range of journals, including Advances in Neonatal Care, the Journal of Perinatal and Neonatal Nursing, the International Journal of Health Equity and Qualitative Health Research.