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Louise Rose


Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
2075 Bayview Ave., Room D1 08
Toronto, ON
M4N 3M5

Phone: 416-480-6100 ext. 67822
Fax: 416-480-6123


  • BN, 1998, nursing, Massey University, New Zealand
  • MN, 2002, nursing, University of Melbourne, Australia
  • PhD, 2008, University of Melbourne, Australia

Appointments and Affiliations:

  • Scientist, Evaluative Clinical Sciences, Trauma, Emergency & Critical Care Research Program, Sunnybrook Research Institute
  • TD Nursing Professor in Critical Care Research, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
  • Associate professor, Lawrence S. Bloomberg faculty of nursing, University of Toronto
  • Adjunct scientist, Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences
  • Director of research, Provincial Centre of Weaning Excellence, Michael Garron Hospital
  • Adjunct scientist, West Park Healthcare Centre

Research Foci:

  • Epidemiology and clinical outcomes for critically ill ventilated patients
  • Symptom management and patient-reported outcomes in the critically ill and ventilator-assisted individuals in long-term care and at home
  • Health services research

Research Summary:

Dr. Rose holds the TD Nursing Professorship in Critical Care Research. She is an associate professor at the Lawrence S. Bloomberg faculty of nursing at the University of Toronto. She has also been recognized with a Canadian Institutes of Health Research new investigator award.

Dr. Rose completed her PhD at the University of Melbourne. There, she examined mechanical ventilation and weaning practices across Australia and New Zealand and conducted a randomized controlled trial on the automated weaning system, SmartCare/PS. She has a research program focused on improving outcomes for mechanically ventilated patients in diverse settings, including the intensive care unit, emergency department, specialized weaning centre, long-term care and the community.

She has more than 100 peer-reviewed publications and frequently speaks at international scientific meetings. Dr. Rose is also the research director for the Provincial Centre of Weaning Excellence at Michael Garron Hospital, and the co-founder of the CANuVENT group. With more than 20 years of experience in clinical nursing, she has worked in various critical care settings and in four countries.

Selected Publications:

See current publications list at PubMed.

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