Laurie N. Gottlieb, PhD, RN, ScD (Hon), FCAHS, is a Professor in the Ingram School of Nursing at McGill University, Montreal, Canada. She holds the Flora Madeline Shaw Chair of Nursing at McGill University, is the Nurse-Scholar-in-Residence at the CIUSSS-Centre Ouest (Jewish General Hospital) in Montreal, the Visiting Professor of Leadership at the Canadian Nurses Association, and is co-director of the International Institute of Strengths-Based Nursing and Health Care. She was the former director of McGill University’s Ingram School of Nursing and was the Editor-in-Chief of CJNR (Canadian Journal of Nursing Research), a position she held for 22 years. She earned her Baccalaureate in Nursing and Master degree in nursing and a doctorate in developmental psychology from McGill University. She is the developer of Strengths-Based Nursing and Healthcare (SBNH) that has evolved from the McGill Model of Nursing, of which she was a major developer. She is the principal investigator of a multi-site, multi-disciplinary Partnership Grant entitled Transforming Nurses’ Work Environments Through a Strengths-Based Leadership and Management Training Program co-funded by the Canadian Social Science and Humanities Research Council and the Canadian Institute of Health Research.
Professor Gottlieb has authored many books, chapters, monographs, and peer reviewed articles. Her books have been translated into French, Japanese, Spanish, Portuguese, Korean, Dutch. The first edition of Strengths-Based Nursing Care: Health and Healing for Person and Family was awarded the AJN Book of the year 2013 (first prize). She has been recognized for her contributions to nursing and healthcare and was the recipient of a CNA Centennial Award, L'Insigne Du Merit, the Prix du Conseil interprofessionnel du Québec (CIQ), the docteure en sciences infirmiere (honorary) by Universite Laval and inducted as a fellow to the Canadian Academy of Health Science.