Assistant Professor of Nursing
Trinity Western University, Langley/BC
+1 (604) 888-7511 ext. 3018
+1 (604) 513-2012


Department(s) or Program(s)


My areas of research focus are maternal health promotion during the postpartum transition and inter-childbearing years and providers’ competencies in health promotion practice. My clinical background is in labour/delivery and family practice. I am an Assistant Professor at Trinity Western University School of Nursing and teach in the graduate and undergraduate nursing programs.

Research & Scholarship


BScN 2005 (UBC), MSN 2011 (UBC), PhD 2018 (UBC)

Canadian Obesity Network, Obesity Summer School (2015)

Awards & Honors

CIHR Better Days, Better Nights Stipend

CIHR Fellowship in Transdiciplinary Primary Health Care Research

Faculty of Applied Science Graduate Award

Recent Publications

Kwon, J. Y., Bulk, L., Giannone, Z., Liva, S., Bubli, C., & Brown, H. (2018). An innovative collaborative peer review process in a health professional student journal: Findings from an exploratory study, Journal of Interprofessional Care, 32(1), 101-103. doi: 10.1080/13561820.2017.1358156

Hall, W., Liva, S., Moynihan, M., & Saunders, R. (2015). A comparison of actigraphy and sleep diaries for infants’ sleep behaviour. Frontiers in Psychiatry, 6. doi:  10.3389/fpsyt.2015.00019

Liva, S., Boschma, G., & Hall, W. (2013). Labour support and high-touch care: A lost art in perinatal nursing? Bulletin of the UKHAN, 2, 23-37.

Liva, S., Hall, W., Klein, M., & Wong, S. (2012). Do Canadian perinatal nurses differ in their attitudes towards birth practices? Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic and Neonatal Nursing, 41(6), 761-773. doi: 10.1111/j.1552-6909.2012.01412.x


Maternal-child health