Amy Wright
Dr. Amy Wright
Canadian Association of Neonatal Nurses

Dr. Amy Wright is an assistant professor at the Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing at the University of Toronto. Amy is the president of the Canadian Association of Neonatal Nurses, which provides education and networking opportunities for neonatal nurses in Canada. She also works as a nurse practitioner (NP) in the neonatal intensive care unit at McMaster Children’s Hospital, and is past-chair of RNAO’s Nursing Research Interest Group. Through her community-based research work and collaborations with Indigenous communities, Amy seeks to understand the experiences of parents with young infants and toddlers, with a focus on Indigenous parenting and cultural safety. Recent community-engaged projects include: exploring the strengths and service needs of gender-diverse Indigenous parents, and addressing the needs of Indigenous fathers caring for infants. Amy was named one of 150 Nurses for Canada by the Canadian Nurses Association in 2017.

The Leadership Award in Nursing Research is presented to the RN or NP who actively explores innovative ideas in nursing research. This individual enhances the image of nursing by engaging in efforts to disseminate research knowledge, and is in dialogue with RNs, NPs and nursing students to identify nursing research needs. The member has a proven ability to attract research funding and actively participates in the activities of professional organizations.