Nancy Moules




Contact information


Office: 403-220-4635

Web presence

Personal Website

Preferred method of communication


Anne Nazareth-Gracias


Office: 403-220-4640

Research and teaching

Area of Focus

  • Psychosocial Aspects of Child and Family Cancer Care

Summary of Research

My program of research is a qualitative endeavor that aims to examine and understand how childhood cancer has impact on children, families, healthcare systems, and wider communities. Specific studies have (or are) focused on aspects such as: grandparents’ experiences of childhood cancer, impacts on the parental relationship, sexuality and adolescents (and their romantic partners) with cancer, grief and bereavement in pediatric oncology, as examples. I specialize in the research method of hermeneutics. 


A professor in the Faculty of Nursing, Dr. Moules also holds the Kids Cancer Care Foundation Chair in Child and Family Cancer Care. She is the editor of the Journal of Applied Hermeneutics and co-founder of the Canadian Hermeneutic Institute. Dr. Moules supervises masters and doctoral students with interests in her research areas of hermeneutics, paediatric oncology, grief, and family. Dr. Moules is a PORT (Psychosocial Oncology Research Training) mentor, and members of CAPO (Canadian Association of Psychosocial Oncology) and COG (Children’s Oncology Group).  A recipient of teaching excellence awards, including the University of Calgary Teaching Excellence in Graduate Supervision, and two CARNA Research Excellence awards (Research 2011; Education, 2015), she was the 2012 recipient of the CNA Order of Merit for Nursing Education and the CASN 2015 Excellence in Nursing Education. She held a Killam Annual Professorship from 2012-2013 and was admitted to the Order of the University of Calgary in 2013.