Francine de Montigny
ISA Board Member
Professor Francine deMontigny leads the International Fatherhood Research Group, the Fatherhood, Family and Society research team and is Director of the Centre for Studies and Research on Family Intervention (CERIF) at Université du Québec en Outaouais (Quebec, Canada). She has a master degree in nursing sciences, a doctorate and postdoctorate diploma in psychology. She holds the Canada Research Chair on Family Psychosocial Health, and is a Senior Fellow of the Fonds Québécois de recherche en santé. Her research focuses on the continuum of services and support for parents and extended family members after an early or late bereavement loss to improve fathers and mothers’ mental health. She has authored numerous publications, national guidelines, online documentaries, books and book chapters. She has developed, offered and evaluated several training workshops to enhance care in the emergency department, or implement father inclusive practices throughout the bereavement continuum. As a facilitator of bereavement support group, and “Pregnancy after bereavement” support group, Francine is keen on developing guidelines to support the implementation of these types of services. Her actual research aims to evaluate the effects of attending bereavement groups on individual and family functioning. She is also co-authoring research examining how the work environment can develop strategies to improve recognition of perinatal bereavement.