• Assistant Professor, Daphne Cockwell School of Nursing, Ryerson University
  • Canadian Nurses Association Rehabilitation Nursing Certification (2007-2017)
  • Associate Member with the Gilbrea Centre for Studies in Aging at McMaster University.


Dr. Newman’s program of research relates to Informatics – individual and collaborative information-seeking, Problem-Solving, Knowledge Translation and Gernotechnology.


Currently the Principal Investigator for Public Health Professionals’ perception of problem-solving ability when in need of information and Identifying emerging priorities in Knowledge Translation from the perspective of trainees studies.

Developing a project at Baycrest involving music, informatics, and Alzheimers.


Newman, K., Doran, D., & Nagle, L. (2013). The relation of critical care nurses’ information-seeking behaviour with personal control, training, and non-routineness of the task. (submitted)

Newman, K. & Doran, D. (2012). Critical care nurses’ information-seeking behaviour during an unfamiliar patient care task. Dynamics: The Official Journal of Critical Care Nurses 23(1), 12-17.

Doran, D.M., Haynes, R.B., Kushniruk, A, Straus, S., Grimshaw, J., McGillis Hall, L, Dubrowski, A., DiPietro, T., Newman, K., Almost, J., Nguyen, H., Carryer, J. & Jedras, D. (2010). Supporting Evidence-Based Practice for Nurses through Information Technologies. Worldviews on Evidence-Based Nursing 7 (1), 4-15.

Newman, K. & Howse, E. (2007). The Impact of a PDA Assisted Documentation Tutorial on Student Nurses’ Attitudes. Computer Informatics Nursing Journal 25(2), 76 -83; quiz 84-5.

Newman, K., Yost, J., Dobbins, M. & Ciliska, D. (2013). Problem-solving and information needs of public health professionals. Knowledge Translation Canada AGM, Sheraton Hotel, Hamilton, Ontario, June 19-21, 2013.

Newman, K., Yost, J., Dobbins, M. & Ciliska, D. (2013). Pilot of an information-seeking electronic survey for public health professionals. Knowledge Translation Canada Summer Institute, Sheraton Hotel, Hamilton, Ontario, June 17-19, 2013.

Newman, K., Doran, D.M. & Nayle, L. (2013). Critical care nurses’ use of technology to information-seek during non-routine tasks. e-Health 2013 : Accelerating Change, Ottawa Convention Centre,  May 26-29, 2013. (e-Poster with short oral presentation)

Newman, K. & Doran, D.M. (2012). Use of accumulated knowledge and information-seeking for non-routine critical care nursing tasks. 2012 CASN Nursing Research Conference: Innovation in Research and Knowledge Exchange. Courtyard by Marriott Downtown Toronto, Ontario, May 7 -10, 2012.

Newman, K. & Doran, D.M. (2012). Exploring the use of accumulated knowledge and information-seeking for non-routine critical care nursing tasks. International Journal of Arts & Science 2012 Conference, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, March 13-16, 2012.