Francine de Montigny has been a Professor in the Department of Nursing at the Université du Québec en Outaouais (UQO) for over twenty years. She has extensive expertise in the field of transition during childbirth, analysis of professional practices, and fatherhood in vulnerable situations. In addition to holding the Canada Research Chair in Family Psychosocial Health, she also heads the Centre for Studies and Research on Family Health Intervention (CERIF) and the Research Group on Men’s Mental Health during the Postnatal Period and Primary Care Practices. As a nurse, she has excellent knowledge of professional practices in the primary health and community services sector in Quebec. She has significant experience in leading multisite studies using a variety of methodologies.
Prof. de Montigny received the Pythagore award in the field of Health Sciences during the 5th Pythagore Gala of the Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières (UQTR), which was held on October 18, 2013. She was also honoured on November 1st, 2013, on the occasion of the 25-year reunion of the Université de Montréal’s class of 1998. Prof. de Montigny was inducted into the Université du Québec’s Cercle d’excellence in 2011. That same year, she received the Florence award for research from the Ordre des infirmières et infirmiers du Québec (Quebec Order of Nurses). In 2007, she received UQO’s prize for excellence in research in recognition of all the projects she had led. She is well-respected at the provincial, national, and international levels in the field of research on family health, as has been acknowledged by the leadership award she received in 2009 from the Association of Women's Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN), which recognized among other things the applied nature of her research. She is a member of the Quebec Public Health Association’s committee for the promotion of parental engagement (comité de promotion de l’engagement paternal). She has an excellent reputation among her colleagues and partners, encouraging researchers to be actively involved in designing, planning, and conducting research projects that are both scientifically grounded and relevant in the areas of health, society, and education.