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Shahirose Premji, PhD, MScN, B.Sc., BScN, RN

Shahirose Premji’s outstanding contributions in neonatal teaching, research and leadership has improved newborn health-care standards, reduced neonatal mortality and recognized neonatal nursing as an important specialty of practice. Shahirose is a founding member of the Canadian Association of Neonatal Nurses and a leader in clinical, academic and administrative roles. She has taught neonatal intensive care courses and provided expertise in the development of nursing programs in Kenya, Tanzania, Pakistan and Syria. She has also been involved in a number of studies and initiatives including a study to understand parents’ and public health nurses’ perception of caring for late-preterm infants in Alberta.