Marilyn Ford-Gilboe

Marilyn Ford-Gilboe (Co-Principal Investigator) is a Professor and Echo Chair in Rural Women’s Health Research in the Arthur Labatt Family School of Nursing at the University of Western Ontario in London.

  • With a background in public health, her research focuses on reducing health inequities among women who have experienced intimate partner violence (IPV), particularly those who face significant barriers to support (e.g. those living in rural communities, Indigenous women).
  • This has included studies examining: a) how mothers and children who have separated from an abusive partner/ father promote their health; b) the long-term health and economic impacts of IPV for women, c) how shelters provide support for women who have experienced abuse; and, d) the impacts of innovative health care interventions on the safety, health and quality of life of women who have experienced IPV.
  • She is currently co-leading research on the impacts of both online and nurse-delivered interventions for women who had experienced IPV, and working with policy partners to develop more accurate ways of measuring experiences of violence in population surveys.