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Amélie Perron

Whistleblowing Initiatives Steering Committee
School of Nursing, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Ottawa

Amélie Perron is a Nurse researcher and Professor at the School of Nursing, Faculty of Health Sciences of the University of Ottawa. She is also co-founder and co-president of the Nursing Observatory which is dedicated to critical analyses of issues impacting the nursing workforce. She is especially interested in nurses’ ability to raise concerns in challenging healthcare environments where unsafe, reprehensible or illegal events may occur. She approaches whistleblowing as an organizational rather than individual phenomenon, shifting the focus to institutional arrangements that facilitate or hinder the flow of critical information. She has published widely on sociopolitical and discursive structures shaping nurses’ and patients’ agency in healthcare environments; the ethics and politics of care (particularly in sensitive or restricted environments), power dynamics in healthcare, and organizational epistemology. Her clinical nursing practice is grounded in institutional and community mental health and crisis intervention with marginalized and vulnerable populations.