Dr. Christina Murray

Dr Christina Murray headshot
Photo credit: The Vanier Institute of the Family

Dr. Christina Murray, BA, RN, PhD, is an Associate Professor with the Faculty of Nursing at UPEI. She has worked with families throughout her RN practice in community nursing. Since 2015, Christina has been leading a program of interdisciplinary, collaborative and innovative narrative research focusing on labour migration and its impact on the health of individuals, families, and communities. She was the Principal Investigator for the Tale of Two Islands Study and the Families, Work and Mobility Atlantic Canadian community outreach projects and was also led the 2019 Families in Canada UPEI Satellite conference and post-conference Grandparents Raising Grandchildren symposium.  

Christina is presently the Principal Investigator for a two-year SSHRC Partnership Engage Grant. Working together with Nora Spinks, CEO of the Vanier Institute of the Family, and Don Avery, President Building Grand-Families Inc. the goal of this project is to increase understanding of the strengths, challenges and opportunities grandparents experience as they raise their grandchildren on Prince Edward Island. Christina embraces a spirit of collaboration when working with others and is committed to working with, and learning from, grand-families in all phases of this project. For her significant research contribution in advancing the understanding of families in Canada, Christina was awarded the Vanier Institute of the Family’s 2018 Mirabelli-Glossop Award.

Christina lives in PEI with her husband Gilles and daughters, Mairin and Makena.