Stephanie (Doucette) Richardson


Stephanie (Doucette) Richardson holds a Bachelor of Arts degree (Sport and Exercise Psychology) from the University of New Brunswick. She also has a background in philosophy, currently 2 courses away from a second undergraduate degree in Philosophy with a Healthcare Ethics Certificate. In September 2014, she began her second year of the ARTC Master’s program in Applied Health Services Research, working under the supervision of Dr. Scott Ronis at the University of New Brunswick.

Using a quantitative methods approach for her thesis, Stephanie is researching barriers and facilitators to youth mental health service access in Atlantic Canada with a focus on socioeconomic status and the impact of geographic location.

In the summer of 2014, Stephanie completed an internship with the Public Health Agency of Canada in Happy Valley-Goose Bay, Labrador. During this time, Stephanie was responsible for the development of an environmental scan of health promotion for a local health authority. This experience, coupled with her educational background, has fostered research interests in the following areas: mental health services, socioeconomic status and access to health services, aboriginal health, needs assessments, program evaluation, knowledge translation in health, and public health.


Vaccinate-or-Mask: Ethical Analysis of Influenza Vaccination Policies

Co-Authored with UNB Professor Katheryn Weaver, BN, MN, PhD

Submitted for publication to academic journal Clinical Ethics, July 2014. 


o   CIHR Graduate Student Assistantship

o   UNB Graduating Student Leaders Award

o   Lillian D. and Charles R. Bone Memorial

o   Royal Canadian Legion Ladies Auxiliary Bursary Scholarship for Post- Graduate Study

o   UNB Deans List 2012

o   Canadian Foundation of University Women

o   Ward Chipman Scholarship

o   Saint John Law Society Scholarship

o   Foundation of University Women Scholarship

o   Queen Elizabeth II Scholarship

o   Royal Canadian Legion Bursary