Sionnach Hendra is an Assistant Professor in the Elizabeth & Thomas Rankin School of Nursing at St Francis Xavier University. She graduated with first class honours from the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program at St. FX in 2005. After two years in medical/surgical nursing at St. Paul’s Hospital in Vancouver, British Columbia, she was sponsored to do a perinatal nursing specialty course at the British Columbia Institute for Technology. After moving back to Nova Scotia, she started a Master’s of Science in Nursing at the University of Ottawa. In 2012, she began working in Public Health as the Healthy Development Team Lead, and finished her masters at U of O in 2013.
Her research program involves three disciplines: Public health services and systems, political economy of health, and building supportive environments for health. Teaching focuses on the following areas of expertise: Perinatal and family nursing, and population and public health.