David Nicholas

Child Health & Wellness Researcher

Healthy Children, Families & Communities Program


Faculty of Social Work

Associate Dean, Research and Partnerships

Faculty of Social Work

PhD (Doctor of Philosophy)

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Office: 780.492.8094

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University of Calgary, Faculty of Social Work, Central and Northern Alberta Region
3-250, 10230 Jasper Avenue
Edmonton, Alberta
T5J 4P6



  • Autism
  • Determinants of Health
  • Health Services Research
  • Neurodevelopmental Disorders
  • Patient and Family Centred Care

Research Summary

Areas of research focus consist of neurodevelopmental disabilities and chronic health issues in childhood and adolescence. Studies include quality of life of children and other family members, incorporation of the social determinants of health, transition and access to services. This program of research incorporates multiple partnerships at the community, provincial, and international level. Multiple methods are used, including qualitative, mixed-methods, and synthesis/systematic review approaches.