Shannon Scott,

Dr. Shannon Scott is a Professor in the Faculty of Nursing at the University of Alberta. She currently holds a Tier 2 Canada Research Chair for knowledge translation in child health and an Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research (AHFMR) Population Health Investigator award.

Her research program, Translating Evidence in Child Health to enhance Outcomes (or ECHO), aims to improve the health outcomes of children in Alberta and Canada through application of the best research evidence, as well as exploring factors that shape research implementation. Her research is in the field of knowledge translation (KT) — a field focused on decreasing the gap between what the best available evidence advises that clinicians do and what clinicians actually do in clinical practice.

Dr. Scott completed both a Bachelor of Nursing degree with distinction (1994), and a Master of Nursing degree at the University of Manitoba (1998). She completed a PhD (2006) in Nursing and a Post-Doctoral Fellowship (2008) at Alberta Research Centre for Health Evidence (ARCHE) in the Department of Pediatrics in the Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry at the University of Alberta, both funded by CIHR and AHFMR. Dr. Scott is the author of over 90 peer reviewed papers and has given more than 200 presentations at international, national, and local meetings.

Geographic distribution of articles citing Dr. Shannon D. Scott’s articles (as of July 2016).

Little known fact: Dr. Scott almost did not go into nursing at all! But her desire to help sick children brought her to this profession and she is very passionate about nursing and nursing research.

Please click here for Dr. Scott's University of Alberta profile.

See below for a video on Dr. Scott's induction into the Royal Society of Canada. 


Contact Information
Level 3, Edmonton Clinic Health Academy

11405 87 Avenue 

University of Alberta

Edmonton, Alberta Canada

T6G 1C9

Ph: 780-492-1037