Dave Holmes is Professor and University Research Chair in Forensic Nursing. After completing his B.Sc. (Ottawa, 1991), M.Sc. (Montreal, 1998) and Ph.D. (Montreal, 2002) in Nursing, Professor Holmes completed a CIHR post-doctoral fellowship in Health Care, Technology and Place at the University of Toronto, Faculty of Social Work (2003). To date, Pr Holmes received funding, as principal investigator, from CIHR and SSHRC, to conduct his research program on risk management in the fields of Public Health, Psychiatric Nursing, and Forensic Nursing. Most of his work, comments, essays, analyses and research are based on the poststructuralist works of Deleuze & Guattari and Michel Foucault. His works have been published in top-tier journals in nursing, criminology, sociology and medicine. Professor Holmes has published over 150 articles in peer reviewed journals and 50 book chapters. He is co-editor of Critical Interventions in the Ethics of Health Care (Routledge – April 2009), Abjectly Boundless: Boundaries, Bodies and Health Care (Routledge – January 2010), (Re)thinking Violence in Health Care Settings: A Critical Approach (Routledge – December 2011), Power and the Psychiatric Apparatus (Routledge – March 2014), Critical Approaches in Nursing Theory and Nursing Research: Implications for Nursing Practice (V&R Unipress – May 2017) and, Radical Sex between Men: Assembling Desiring-Machines (Routledge – September 2017). He has presented at numerous national and international conferences. He was appointed as Honorary Visiting Professor in Australia, Canada, Indonesia, the United States and the United Kingdom.
Areas of Research / Professional Expertise
Critical Theory, Epistemology, Law and Ethics, Qualitative Designs and Methods, Gender Studies, Psychiatric Nursing and Nursing in Corrections, Public Health Nursing, Sociopolitical Aspects of Nursing