Leslie Anne CampbellPhD, RN

Sobey Family Child & Adolescent Mental Health Outcomes Chair, Associate Professor


Related information

Email: leslie.anne.campbell@dal.ca
Mailing Address: 
Room 415, 5790 University Avenue, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada B3H 1V7 PO Box 15000, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada B3H 4R2
Research Topics:
  • Health services research
  • Mental health
  • Patient-centred health outcomes
  • Population screening
  • Administrative health data
  • Simulation modelling
  • Health technology assessment


  • PhD (Dalhousie University)
  • MSc (Dalhousie University)
  • BScN (University of Toronto)

Research interests

Dr. Campbell’s research interests include population screening and early intervention in resource-constrained settings, primarily in the area of mental health. Drawing upon her clinical experience and diverse quantitative methods, she works in interdisciplinary environments to promote the use of health services research to inform decision making and policy development.

Selected publications

  • Campbell LA, Jackson L, Bassett R, Bowes MJ, Donahue M, Cartwright J, Kisely S. Can we use medical examiners’ records for suicide surveillance and prevention research in Nova Scotia? Chronic Dis Inj Can. 2011 Sep;31(4):165-71.
  • Kisely S, Campbell LA, Cartwright J, Bowes MJ, Jackson L. Factors associated with not seeking professional help or disclosing intent prior to suicide: a study of medical examiners' records in Nova Scotia. Can J Psychiatry. 2011 Jul;56(7):436-40.
  • Campbell LA, Kisely S. Advance treatment directives for people with severe mental illness (Review). The Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2009, Issue 1.

Selected awards and honours

  • Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Frederick Banting and Charles Best Canada Graduate Scholarship – Doctoral Award, 2010-2013
  • Nova Scotia Health Research Foundation (NSHRF) Student Research Award – Doctoral, 2009-2010


  • Member, Canadian Chronic Disease Surveillance System Mental Illness Working Group
  • Core member, Health Technology Expert Review Panel, Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health (CADTH)

Service & activity

  • Interim director, Health Data Nova Scotia
  • Chair, Data Access Committee & Health Data Nova Scotia Data Access Committee