Natasha Hubbard Murdoch

bio pic Natasha MurdochNatasha Hubbard Murdoch PhD, MN, BScN, RN
Interprofessional Care Researcher




The interdependence of education and practice has complex effects on patient outcomes. The challenge is to sustain interprofessional partnerships while also seeking opportunities to impact the communities where we live and work.


Interprofessional collaboration and practice change the nature of care and education. My experiences with teams in oncology, orthopedics and long term care have brought me insights into the philosophies and structures that support interprofessional teams, whether at the bedside or in the “classroom.” I am interested in such things as the organizational culture, the student experience of success, professional development, mentorship, and leadership. The pandemic is a chance for reflection on how we are with each other and how we deliver health and education.

Current work

What is the experience of healthcare profession faculty converting to online learning in Canadian educational institutions? (PI)
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Accessing supports: Understanding caregiver experiences (PI)
Building capacity of nurses working in long term care

Selected grants

  1. Hubbard Murdoch, N., Boechler, L., Nelson, H. The ethical challenges for frontline health and law enforcement professionals during COVID-19: A secondary analysis. Saskatchewan Polytechnic School of Nursing and Health Sciences 2021-2022.
  2. Hubbard Murdoch, N. (PI). Interprofessional Care Research Network, Saskatchewan Polytechnic School of Nursing, 2019-2021.
  3. Hubbard Murdoch, N., Nelson, H., & Boechler, L. SHRF Research Connections: COVID-19 Rapid Response, 2020.
  4. Hubbard Murdoch, N. (PI)), Gustafson, B., & Chambers-Richards, T. Perceived mentoring culture across a learning organization, School of Nursing and School of Health Sciences Collaborative Research award, 2018.
  5. Press, M., Hubbard Murdoch N., Hastings, T., & Delveaux, K. Using high fidelity simulation to improve the outcomes of an interprofessional education experience, School of Nursing Internal Grant, 2017.
  6. Ahlquist, A., Farthing, P., Hubbard Murdoch, N. Social media impacts on post-secondary education, School of Nursing internal grant, 2017.
  7. Hubbard Murdoch, N. Use of video simulation to enhance utilization of current educational resources, Clinical Learning and Interprofessional Practice, 2016.

Selected Dissemination

  1. Hubbard Murdoch, N., Ens, E., Gustafson, B., & Chambers-Richards, T. (2021). A mixed method mentorship audit: Assessing the culture that impacts teaching and learning in a polytechnicEmpirical Research in Vocational Education and Training, 13(14). doi: 10.1186/s40461-021-00119-x  To view the presentation and meet the team click here  
  2. Ion, R., Craswell, A., Hughes, L., Johnston, A., Kilbride, L., Hubbard-Murdoch, N., & Massey, D. (2021). International nurse education leaders’ experiences of responding to the COVID-19 pandemic: a qualitative study. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 1-9.
  3. Hubbard Murdoch, N.L. & Crawford, J. (2020). Health, Wellness, Illness. In D. Gregory, C. Raymond-Seniuk & L. Patrick (Eds.) Fundamentals: Perspectives on the art and science of Canadian nursing (2nd ed., pp. 137-166). Philadelphia, PA: Wolters Kluwer.
  4. Hubbard Murdoch, N.L., Ahlquist, A.D., Farthing, P.M., Mennie, J.N. (2018). A review of perceptions of professional presence on social media in nursing education. Canadian Journal of Nursing Informatics, 13(3). Available from:
  5. Hubbard Murdoch, N. (Producer/Director), & Winterhalt, D. (Director). (2017). The preceptor project: Enhancing teaching skills [Video file]. CAN: Saskatchewan Polytechnic. Retrieved from
  6. Hubbard Murdoch, N. (Producer/Director), & Winterhalt, D. (Director). (2017). The preceptor project: Fostering clinical reasoning [Video file]. CAN: Saskatchewan Polytechnic. Retrieved from
  7. Hubbard Murdoch, N. (Producer/Director), & Winterhalt, D. (Director). (2017). The preceptor project: Giving feedback [Video file]. CAN: Saskatchewan Polytechnic. Retrieved from
  8. Sheridan, L., Hubbard Murdoch, N., & Harder E. (2015). Assessing mentoring culture: Faculty and staff perceptions, gaps, and strengths. Canadian Journal of Higher Education45(4):423-439. Available from