Adjunct Professor of Nursing

Department(s) or Program(s)


Dr. Rempel is Chair, Graduate Programs in Health Sciences at Athabasca University, and previous to that was Associate Professor at University of Alberta. Gwen is well known to TWU, as she held the position of Assistant Professor in the TWU Department of Nursing from 1995 – 1999.

Dr. Rempel completed her PhD at University of Alberta in 2005, and her MSN at University of British Columbia in 1993.  Her research program addresses pediatric cardiology and parenting.  Her professional achievements have been recognized with several awards, including the 2019 College and Association of Registered Nurses of Alberta Award of Nursing Excellence – Research.

Research & Scholarship


Ph.D., University of Alberta (2005)

M.S.N., University of British Columbia (1993)

Recent Publications

De Roo, M., Wong, G., Rempel, G. R., & Fraser, S. (2019). Advancing optimal development in children: Examining the construct validity of a parent reflective functioning questionnaire. JMIR Pediatrics and Parenting, 2(1), e11561.

Parfeniuk, S., Petrovic, K., MacIsaac, P., Cook, K. A., & Rempel, G. R. (in press). Transition readiness measures for emerging adults with chronic disease: A systematic review. International Journal of Adolescent Medicine and Health.

Catena, G., Rempel, G. R., Kovacs, A. H., Rankin, K. N., Vonder Muhll, I. V., & Mackie, A. S. (2018). “Not such a kid thing anymore”:Young adults’ perspectives on transfer from paediatric to adult cardiology care. Child: Care, Health & Development, 1-7. [Published online 25 March 2018]

Mackie, A. S., Rempel, G. R., Kovacs, A. H., Kaufman, M., Rankin, K. N., Jelen, A., Yaskina, M., Sanaes, R., Oechslin, E., Dragieva, D., Mustafa, S., Williams, E., Schuh, M., Manlhiot, C., Anthony, S. J., Magill-Evans, J., Nicholas, D., & McCrindle, B. W. (2018). Transition intervention for adolescents with congenital heart disease. Journal of the American College of Cardiology, 71(16), 1768-1777.