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Anthony de Padua RN, BScN, MSc, PhD Assistant Professor

183 - 1061 Central Avenue Prince Albert


Dr. Anthony de Padua has been an Assistant Professor with the College of Nursing at the Prince Albert site since 2016. Prior to his work at the University of Saskatchewan, he taught nursing students in the Nursing Education Program of Saskatchewan (NEPS) as a faculty member at First Nations University of Canada (FNUniv). This is where he fostered and developed a keen interest in Indigenous health and a passion for teaching, and he gained valuable experience in leadership and administration. Through his experiences at FNUniv, he achieved an important understanding and appreciation of how culture and community affects and influences peoples’ lives.

Anthony is a long time resident in Prince Albert and area and is connected to the community. His work in both the intensive care unit and in the community ignited his passion to pursue and complete a Master of Science degree in the Department of Community Health and Epidemiology, University of Saskatchewan. In 2015, he completed his PhD in Nursing at the University of Alberta which further grounded him within the profession of nursing and reinforced the importance of developing nursing knowledge. He continues to expand his research and scholarship through his research projects, work, and volunteerism within the community.

De Padua, A. V. (2015). A Narrative Inquiry into the Experiences of Aboriginal People Living with HIV and Previous Incarceration [Unpublished doctoral dissertation]. University of Alberta. https://era.library.ualberta.ca/items/f9de3853-8c00-4244-8121-3cb36e6d39c2

Research Interests

  • Indigenous health
  • Marginalized populations (e.g., homeless, incarcerated)
  • Spirituality
  • Addictions
  • Community health and holistic health
  • Correctional nursing
  • Patient-oriented research


  • Narrative inquiry
  • Quantitative


De Padua A (Principal Investigator), Caine V (Co-investigator), Graham H (Co-investigator), King A (Co-investigator), Lanoie L (Co-investigator), Ramsden V (Co-investigator), Rabbitskin N (Co-investigator), Roberts J (Co-investigator). Exploring the Experiences of Spirituality and Healing for Indigenous people living with HIV and the Co-creation of a Circle for Healing. Saskatchewan Health Research Foundation. Total: $68,031 for 2019-01 to 2021-01.  

De Padua A (Principal Investigator), Caine V (Co-investigator), Graham H (Co-investigator), King A (Co-investigator), Lanoie L (Co-investigator), Ramsden V (Co-investigator), Rabbitskin N (Co-investigator), Roberts J (Co-investigator). Exploring the Experiences of Spirituality and Healing for Indigenous people living with HIV and the Co-creation of a Circle for Healing. Saskatchewan Centre for Patient-Oriented Research (SCPOR). Total: $54,424 for 2019-01 to 2021-01. 

De Padua A (Principal Investigator). Patient Engagement Development Award from the Saskatchewan Centre for Patient-Oriented Research (SCPOR). This was a planning grant to aid in patient and family engagement to facilitate future research grant applications. Total: $1,270.66. 2018-07 to 2018-10.

Anonson J (Principal Investigator), Anderson J (Co-investigator), de Padua A (Co-investigator), Mishak B (Co-investigator), Nair G (Co-investigator), Sardarli A (Co-investigator). Addressing homelessness in Prince Albert and surrounding community: a multi-disciplinary, intersectoral approach. Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC). Total: $25,000 for 2017-09 to 2018-12.    

Maina G (Principal Investigator), de Padua A (Co-investigator), Mishak B (Co-investigator), Strudwick G (Co-investigator).  Stakeholder Community Engagement & Knowledge Exchange for Substance Use and Addiction, Prince Albert, SK, Theme: The Change We Want. Canadian Research Initiative in Substance Misuse (CRISM). Total: $15,000 for 2017-05 to 2018-04.


Peer Reviewed

De Padua, A. & Rabbitksin, N. (2018). Chapter 3 – Working with Indigenous leaderships and Indigenous environments. In J. I. J. Wagner (Ed.), Leadership and Influencing Change. Regina, Saskatchewan: University of Regina Press. https://leadershipandinfluencingchangeinnursing.pressbooks.com/chapter/chapter-3-working-with-indigenous-leadership-and-indigenous-environments/

Phillips, J. C., Caine, V. Dewart, G., de Padua, A., dela Cruz, A. M., Rickards, T., McGinn, M., Cator, S., Pauly, B., & Gagnon, M. (2018). Teaching HIV-specific content for pre-licensure nursing and health professions students: a review and synthesis. AIDS Care, 30(12), 1614-1621. https://doi.org/10.1080/09540121.2018.1510108

Maina, G., Mishak, B., de Padua, A., Strudwick, G., Docabo, A., & Tahir, H. (2017). Nurses taking the lead: A community engagement and knowledge exchange forum on substance abuse and addition in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan. Nursing Leadership, 30(3), 80-92. https://www.longwoods.com/content/25382/nursing-leadership/nurses-taking-the-lead-a-community-engagement-and-knowledge-exchange-forum-on-substance-abuse-and-a

Caine, V., Mill, J, O'Brien, K., Solomon, P., Worthington, C., Dykeman, M., Gahagan, J., Maina, G., de Padua, A., Arneson, C., Rogers, T., & Chaw-Kant, J. (2015). Implementation process of a Canadian community-based nurse mentorship intervention in HIV care. The Journal of the Association of Nurses In AIDS Care: JANAC, 27(3), 274-284. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jana.2015.11.001

Mill, J. Caine, V., Arneson, C., Maina, G., de Padua, A., Dykeman, M. (2014). Past experiences, current realities and future possibilities for HIV nursing education and care in Canada. Journal of Nursing Education and Practice, 4(5), 183-198. https://doi:10.5430/jnep.v4n5p183