Gwen R. Rempel PhD, RN

Associate Professor, Athabasca University

Dr. Gwen Rempel ~ Associate Professor of Nursing and Health Studies with the Faculty of Health Disciplines at Athabasca University, Alberta, Canada. Gwen conducts research with children and youth with complex congenital heart disease and their parents and other family members. Circle of Security-Parenting™ is a recent focus of Gwen’s research. 


  • Ph.D. (Nursing) University of Alberta
  • MSN (Clinical Specialization) University of British Columbia
  • BSN University of British Columbia

Teaching & Learning Interests

  • Relationship-based parenting – Circle of Security ParentingTM
  • Philosophical foundations of nursing
  • Qualitative and mixed methods research methods

Scholarship and Research Interests

  • Parenting children with complex health issues
  • Resilience and attachment
  • Transition from pediatric to adult care

Professional Associations

  • College and Association of Registered Nurses
  • Society for Pediatric Cardiovascular Nurses
  • Women and Children’s Health Research Institute
  • International Institute of Qualitative Methodology (IIQM)

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Last updated: February 9, 2023

Latest Publications

Evaluation of a Video-Based Education Intervention for Parents of Children Undergoing Fontan Surgery: A Cluster Randomized Controlled Trial


Authors: JK Rehman, GR Rempel, E Williams, L Meakins, ME Bauman, ...

Publisher: CJC Pediatric and Congenital Heart Disease