Nadine Wathen’s Selected Publications

Wathen, C.N., MacMillan, H.L. Children’s exposure to intimate partner violence: impacts and interventions. Paediatrics & Child Health (in press).

Wathen, C.N., Harris, R.M., Ford-Gilboe, M., Hansen, M. for the Ontario Shelter Research Project. What counts? A mixed-methods study to inform evaluation of shelters for abused women. Violence Against Women (in press).

Stewart, D.E., MacMillan, H.L., Wathen, C.N. (in press). Intimate partner violence [Position paper]. Canadian Journal of Psychiatry.

MacMillan, H.L., Wathen, C.N., Varcoe, C.M. (2013). Intimate partner violence in the family: considerations for children’s safety. Child Abuse & Neglect (available online 4 July 2013).

Feder, G., Wathen, C.N., MacMillan, H.L. (2013). An evidence-based response to Intimate Partner Violence: World Health Organization guidelines. Journal of the American Medical Association, 310(5):479-480.

Wathen, C.N., Macgregor, J.C.D., Sibbald, S.L., MacMillan, H.L. (2013). Exploring the uptake and framing of research evidence on universal screening for partner violence against women: A knowledge translation case study. Health Research Policy and Systems, 11:13. DOI: 10.1186/1478-4505-11-13. URL:

Kothari, A., Wathen, C.N. (2013). A critical second look at integrated knowledge translation. Health Policy, 109, 189-191.

Wathen, C.N., MacGregor, J.C.D., Hammerton, J., Coben, J.H., Herrman, H., Stewart, D.E., and MacMillan, H.L., for the PreVAiL Research Network (2012). Priorities for research in child maltreatment, intimate partner violence and resilience to violence exposures: Results of an international Delphi consensus development process. BMC Public Health, 12:684. doi:10.1186/1471-2458-12-684.

Wathen, C.N., MacMillan, H.L. (2012). Health care’s response to women exposed to partner violence: Moving beyond universal screening [Editorial]. Journal of the American Medical Association, 308(7):712-713. doi:10.1001/jama.2012.9913.

Beynon, C.E., Gutmanis, I.A., Tutty, L.M., Wathen, C.N., MacMillan, H.L. (2012). Why physicians and nurses ask (or don’t) about partner violence: A qualitative analysis. BMC Public Health, 12:473. doi:10.1186/1471-2458-12-473 (designated as Highly Accessed by the journal).

Jack, S.M., Ford-Gilboe, M., Wathen, C.N., Davidov, D.M., McNaughton, D.B., Coben, J., Olds, D.L., MacMillan, H.L. (2012). Development of a nurse home visitation intervention for intimate partner violence. BMC Health Services Research, 12:50.  doi:10.1186/1472-6963-12-50.

Wathen, C.N., Sibbald, S.L., Jack, S.M., MacMillan, H.L. (2011). Talk, trust and time: A longitudinal case study evaluating knowledge translation and exchange processes in research on violence against women. Implementation Science, 6:102. doi:10.1186/1748-5908-6-102 (designated as Highly Accessed by the journal).

McTavish J.R., Neal, D.R., Wathen, C.N. (2011). Is what you see what you get? Medical subject headings and their organizing work in the violence against women research literature. Knowledge Organization, 38(5), 381-397.

Harris, R., Wathen, C.N., Wyatt, S. (Eds.) (2010). Configuring Health Consumers: Health Work and the Imperative of Personal Responsibility. Basingstoke, Palgrave Macmillan.

Wathen, C.N., McKeown, S. (2010). Can the government really help? Online Information for women experiencing violence. Government Information Quarterly, 27, 170-6. doi:10.1016/j.giq.2009.12.004.

Tanaka, M., Jamieson, E., Wathen, C.N., MacMillan, H. (2010) Methodological standards for randomised controlled trials of interventions for preventing recurrence of child physical abuse and neglect. Child Abuse Review, 19(1), 21-38.

MacMillan H.L., Wathen C.N., Jamieson E., Boyle M.H., Shannon H., Ford-Gilboe M., Worster A., Lent B., Coben J., Campbell J.C., McNutt L.A. for the McMaster Violence Against Women Research Program. (2009). Screening for intimate partner violence in health care settings: Results of a multi-site randomized trial. Journal of the American Medical Association, 305(5), 493-501.

Wathen, C.N., Tanaka, M., Catallo, C., Lebner, A.C., Friedman, M.K., Hanson, M.D., Freeman, C., Jack, S.M., Jamieson, E., MacMillan, H.L. and the McMaster IPV Education Research Team. (2009). Are clinicians being prepared to care for abused women?  A survey of health professional education in Ontario, Canada. BMC Medical Education, 9:34 Available: (designated as Highly Accessed by the journal).

MacMillan, H.L., Wathen, C.N., Barlow, J., Fergusson, D.M., Leventhal, J.M., Taussig, H.N. (2009). Child maltreatment 3: Interventions to prevent child maltreatment and associated impairment. The Lancet, 373(9659):250-66.

Waechter, R., Wekerle, C., Leslie, B., Goodman, D., Wathen, N., Moody, B. and the MAP Research Team. (2009). Child protective services and university-based partnerships: a participatory action-based model for creating and sharing knowledge. First Peoples Child & Family Review, 4(2), 118-128.  Available:

Wathen, C.N., Wyatt, S., Harris, R. (Eds.) (2008). Mediating Health Information: The Go-Betweens in a Changing Socio-Technical Landscape. Basingstoke, Palgrave Macmillan.

Wathen, C.N., Jamieson, E., MacMillan, H.L. (2008). Who is identified by screening for intimate partner violence? Women’s Health Issues, 18(6), 423-432.

Wathen, C.N., Watson, G., Jack, S.M., Caldwell, S., Lewis, N. (2008). From big to small: A process for developing policy-relevant research summaries. Healthcare Policy, 4(1), 60-69.

Jack, S.M., Jamieson, E., Wathen, C.N., MacMillan, H.L. (2008). The feasibility of screening for intimate partner violence in postpartum nurse home visits.  Canadian Journal of Nursing Research, 40(2), 150-170.