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Holly Graham RN, BA, BScN, MN, PhD, R.D. Psychologist Indigenous Research Chair in Nursing - Associate Professor

E4352 Health Sciences, Saskatoon


Dr. Holly Graham is a member of the Thunderchild First Nation, SK. She has worked as a Registered Nurse (RN) in northern communities and various other health care environments since 1985. Currently, Holly is an Assistant Professor in the College of Nursing at the University of Saskatchewan. She also maintains an active practice as a Registered Doctoral Psychologist, working primarily with individuals who have experienced trauma and symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

Holly's research is strength-based with a focus on Indigenous health, mental health, and wellness. Most recently, she was awarded an Indigenous Research Chair in Nursing by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), Saskatchewan Health Research Foundation (SHRF), and the Canadian Nurses Foundation (CNF). Dr. Graham's research project, entitled wahkohtowin (We are all Related), will support and mentor undergraduate and graduate nursing students to engage in advancing reconciliation within nursing practice, research, education, and administration. The overarching goals of wahkohtowin are to 1) do no harm, 2) create the space and opportunity for personal, community, and collective healing, and 3) transform relationships between Indigenous & non-Indigenous peoples.

Research Interests

  • Indigenous mental health & well-being
  • Trauma & posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Mental health & well-being


  • Qualitative
  • Narrative Inquiry