Olga Petrovskaya

Olga Petrovskaya
Adjunct Assistant Professor

MD (Omsk State Medical Academy, Russia), BScN (York University, Toronto), PhD (University of Victoria)

Olga Petrovskaya, PhD, RN is an Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Nursing, University of Alberta. Two major components of her role are research and teaching. Dr. Petrovskaya joined the School of Health Information Science at University of Victoria as an Adjunct Assistant Professor in 2018.

Dr. Petrovskaya’s research interests include:

  • Electronic patient portals (implementation; provider and patient experiences and attitudes; effects on provider workflow)
  • Child health and interprofessional pediatric health care practice

Her methodological leanings and aspirations are:

  • Ethnography, comparative case study, and discourse analysis
  • Bibliometric studies
  • Systematic literature review
  • Mixed-methods research

Dr. Petrovskaya’s thinking about health technologies has been informed by Actor-Network Theory (e.g., Bruno Latour), Activity Theory (e.g., Yrjö Engeström), as well as writings of Jeannette Pols and Lucy Suchman.

Dr. Petrovskaya is a member of the Women’s and Children’s Health Research Institute (WCHRI) at the University of Alberta. Her WCHRI-funded ethnographic study (PI Petrovskaya O; co-Is Ali S, Graham T, Amirav I, Makhinova T; 2018-2020) examines the implementation of the MyChart patient portal in the pediatric asthma clinic.

She recently joined the Executive Committee of the International Philosophy of Nursing Society (IPONS) and the Editorial Board of the Nursing Philosophy journal.