Pertice Moffitt (Northwest Territories)

Pertice MoffittPertice Moffitt, PhD, is Manager/Instructor, Health Research Programs at the Aurora Research Institute/Aurora College in Yellowknife Northwest Territories. She enjoys teaching nursing research and community health to undergraduate nursing students at Aurora College; and, teaches graduate students by distance as a sessional teacher at Athabasca University. Pertice works internationally as an Honorary Professor with University of the Arctic in Hammerfest Norway where she collaborates in rural and remote education and research. She has lived and practiced nursing in the NWT for over 30 years.  She completed an internship as a health science researcher in South Africa in 2011. She received a PhD in Nursing, University of Calgary; MN, University of New Brunswick; BSN, University of British Columbia; and, a diploma in nursing from Victoria Public Hospital, Fredericton, New Brunswick. She is a Past-President, Northwest Territories Registered Nurses Association, Past-President of the Canadian Association for Rural and Remote Nursing; member of the Canadian Society for Circumpolar Health and a Board member of the Canadian Association for Nursing Research. She was the NWT Academic Lead (2011 to 2017), working with Heather Fikowski (SW) and Lyda Fuller (Community Partner YWCA) in a collaborative partnership with Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba with Dr. Mary Hampton, Luther College/University of Regina Principal Investigator on a $1,000, 000 SSHRC grant to investigate “Rural and Northern Response to Intimate Partner Violence.” She is currently a collaborator on the Domestic Homicide Prevention project led by Myrna Dawson and Peter Jaffe. Her research interest is in women’s and Indigenous health.