She holds an Honorary Professor designation at the University of the Arctic in Tromso, Norway where she is an invited lecturer and researcher. She attended summer school in Potchefstroom, South Africa where she completed an International Internship for Health Science Researchers.
For the past fifteen years, Pertice’s research focus has been on Indigenous and Women’s Health and Rural and Remote Nursing. She has generated knowledge in breastfeeding, quality of life of older adults, intimate partner violence and the nature of rural and remote nursing in Canada.
Pertice is currently a Principal Investigator in the SPOR Evidence Alliance, a CIHR project and contributes to the Canadian Femicide Observatory for Justice and Accountability. For her research contributions in the NWT, Premier McLeod bestowed her with the prestigious “Wise Woman” award.