Dr. Rachel Ollivier recently completed her PhD in Nursing at Dalhousie University, where her research aimed to explore sexual health after birth. During her graduate studies at Dalhousie, she was a named Vanier Scholar, Killam Laureate, and Scotia Scholar. She also maintains a clinical practice in various acute medical-surgical settings through her work on the Adult Surgery Unit at the IWK Health Centre and as a travel nurse in both British Columbia and Nova Scotia. Dr. Ollivier's global health involvement has spanned research, education, and clinical practice, primarily in the areas of emergency care, health workforce planning, and maternal and newborn health. In 2018, she was a Queen Elizabeth Scholar at the Muhimbili University of Health & Allied Sciences in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. There, she was involved with various maternal health research projects and teaching within the Master of Science in Nursing program. Her recent recognitions include the CAPWHN Emerging Leader Award (2019), Rising Star Awards from both the Nova Scotia College of Nursing and the College & Association of Registered Nurses of Alberta (2019), and the Dr. Ronald Stewart Award for Student Leadership in Global Health (2020) from Dalhousie University. In her future career, she aims to act as a leader in women's and maternal health through work as a clinically-embedded nurse scientist.

Emerging Leader,
Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs),
Diversity, Inclusion & Equity,
Sexual & Reproductive Health,
Gender & Health