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Bourbonnais Anne

Full professor at the Faculty of Nursing of the Université de Montréal

Contact information

Université de Montréal, Faculty of Nursing, Pavillon Marguerite-d'Youville, Montréal, Québec, Canada
(514) 343-6111, extension 2734


Anne Bourbonnais, RN, PhD, is a full professor at the Faculty of Nursing of the Université de Montréal and a researcher at the Research Centre of the Institut universitaire de gériatrie de Montréal. 

Since June 2015, she is the Chairholder of the Research Chair in Nursing Care for Older People and their Families. She is also Chairholder of the Canada Research Chair in Care for Older People since 2020.

She is a member of the Réseau de recherche en interventions en sciences infirmières du Québec (RRISIQ), the Réseau québécois de recherche sur le vieillissement (RQRV) and the Réseau québécois de recherche en soins palliatifs et de fin de vie (RQSPAL).

Research interests

Dr. Bourbonnais’s research program aims to better understand the experience and behaviours of older people living with a major neurocognitive disorder and to develop intervention approaches to improve the quality of care and well-being of these older people and their care partners. She is particularly interested in responsive behaviours of older people (e.g., vocal, aggressive or apathy behaviours).

Dr. Bourbonnais’s projects aim to develop rigorous interventions to promote the well-being of older adults, their care partners and formal caregivers. To this end, she uses a variety of research methods, such as action research, mixed methods, qualitative and experimental methods.

Dr. Bourbonnais’s work also focuses on palliative and end-of-life care in long-term care homes, as well as on the integration of technologies in those homes.