Marilyn Ballantyne, Chief Nurse Executive

Marilyn Ballantyne

Clinician Investigator



Research Focus:

Dr. Marilyn Ballantyne explores ways to enhance transition to rehabilitation services for parents of children with developmental disorders.

Special focus on children with cerebral palsy, children who were born preterm (< 37 weeks gestational age)

Research/Trainee/Volunteer Opportunities:
Currently accepting graduate students

Education & Profession


Postdoctoral Fellowship, University of Calgary, Preterm Birth and Health Outcomes Team

PhD, Institute of Medical Science, University of Toronto

MHSc (Advanced Neonatal Nursing), Faculty of Health Sciences, McMaster University

BScN, School of Nursing, University of Western Ontario, London

2011    Certificate in CIHR Canadian Child Health Clinician Scientist Training Program (CCHCSP) Core Curriculum

Professional Memberships:

College of Nurses of Ontario - RN(EC), Nurse Practitioner - Paediatrics

Associate Member, Quebec Nursing Interventions Research Network/ Réseau de recherché en interventions en sciences infirmière du Québec (RRISIQ)/ (RRISIQ)

Canadian Association of Perinatal and Women’s Health Nurses

Canadian Neonatal Follow-up Network (CNFUN) Steering Committee Member

University Positions / Affiliations:

Adjunct Professor, Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON

Assistant Clinical Professor, School of Nursing, Faculty of Health Sciences, McMaster University

Honours and Awards:
2012 - 2013     Post-Doctoral Fellowship Award, CIHR Training Program in Genetics, Child Development and Health and Alberta Children's Hospital Research Institute, STIHR Partnership

2011 - 2012     Post-Doctoral Fellowship Award, Preterm Birth and Healthy Outcomes Team (PreHOT) Training Core - Interdisciplinary grant (Alberta Innovates Health Solutions 2007 00595), University of Calgary, AB                   

2005 - 2009     Canadian Institutes of Health Research Fellowships, Institute of Gender and Health, Institute of Population and Public Health and Institute of Human Development, Child and Youth Health

Current Projects


Click to see Dr. Ballantyne's publications on PubMed.

Contact Info

Contact Information:
Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital 
150 Kilgour Road, Toronto, Ontario M4G 1R8 
Tel: 416-425-6220, extension 6041 Fax: 416-425-9332

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