Cheryl Forchuk RN, Ph.D. is associate director of Nursing Research and a professor in the Arthur Labatt Family School of Nursing at Western University, as well as professor in the Department of Psychiatry, Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry. She is also an assistant director for the Lawson Health Research Institute, the research arm of the London hospitals.
Cheryl received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing and Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Windsor. She received a Master of Science in Nursing from the University of Toronto, with a clinical specialty in mental health, and her Ph.D. from the College of Nursing at Wayne State University.
Cheryl has published on many topics, including transitional discharge, therapeutic relationships, housing and homelessness. She has published a book through Sage Publishing on Hildegard Peplau's interpersonal theory of nursing, and has a book on mental health, housing and homelessness through Canadian Scholar’s Press. Currently, her research explores systems-issues related to mental health care, including the therapeutic aspects of the nurse-client relationship, housing/homelessness issues, poverty, community integration and the use of technology in mental health.