Vicky Bungay, PhD, RN

Professor; Associate Director, Research

Canada Research Chair Tier II: Gender, Equity and Community Engagement

111 - 2176 Health Sciences Mall
Vancouver BC Canada V6T 1Z3

Dr. Bungay’s research focuses on addressing inequities that negatively affect people’s health and well-being including the devastating effects of stigma, discrimination, and violence. She explores how research partnerships can positively impact communities that are excluded in health and social policy; programming that affects their lives; and how community-based interventions support real world evidence.

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Selected Publications

Varcoe, C., Browne, A., Bungay, V., Wilson, E. Bungay, V. et al. (In Press). Through an equity lens: Illuminating the relationships among social inequities, stigma and discrimination, and patient experiences of Emergency health care. International Journal of Health Services. 

Jiao, S., Bungay, V., & Jenkins, E. (2021). Information and communication technologies in commercial sex work : A double-edged sword for occupational health and safety. Social Sciences, 10(1), 23, https://doi.org/10.3390/socsci10010023

Gagnon, M., Payne, A., Guta, A., & Bungay, V. (2021). Food engages people, as we know : health care and service providers’ experiences of using food as an incentive in HIV care and support in British Columbia, Canada, AIDS Care: https://doi.org/10.1080/09540121.2021.2014780

Bungay, V., Guta, A., Varcoe, C., Slemon, A., Manning, E., Comber, S., & Perri, M. (2021). Gaps in health research related to sex work : an analysis of Canadian health research funding. Critical Public Health,  https://doi.org/10.1080/09581596.2021.1987385

Greer, A., Buxton, J., Pauly, B., & Bungay, V. (2021). Organizational support for frontline harm reduction and system navigation work among workers with living and lived experience: Qualitative findings from British Columbia, Canada. Harm Reduction Journal, 18:60 https://doi.org/10.1186/s12954-021-00507-2

Handlovsky, I., Bungay, V., Oliffe, J., & Johnson, J. (2020) Overcoming adversity: A grounded theory of health management among middle-aged and older gay men. Sociology of Health & Illness. 42(7), 1566-1580. https://doi.org/10.1111/1467-9566.13145

Greer, A., Bungay, V., Pauly, B., & Buxton, J. (2020). ‘Peer’ work as precarious: A qualitative study of work conditions and experiences of people who use drugs engaged in harm reduction work. International Journal of Drug Policy, 85, 102922. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.drugpo.2020.102922

Ferlatte, O., Oliffe, J.L., Salway, T., Broom, A., Bungay, V. & Rice S.M. (2019). Using photovoice to understand suicidality among gay and bisexual men. Archives of Sexual Behavior, 48(5), 1529-1541. http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10508-019-1433-6

Bungay, V. & Casey, L. (2019). Chapter 8. Ethical issues in providing care to women engaged in sex work. In Ethical Issues in Women’s Health Care: Practice and Policy, L d’Agincourt-Canning and C. Ells (Eds). Oxford University Press: New York, NY.

Slemon, A., Bungay, V., Jenkins, E., & Brown, H. (2018). Power and resistance: Nursing students' experiences in mental health practicums. Advances in Nursing Science, 41(4), 359-376. doi: 10.1097/ANS.0000000000000221

Jiao, Z. & Bungay, V. (2018). Intersections of stigma, mental health and sex work: How Canadian men engaged in sex work navigate and resist stigma to protect their mental health. Journal of Sex Research, Published ahead of print. doi: 10.1080/00224499.2018.1459446

Handlovsky, I., Bungay, V., Oliffe, J., & Johnson, J. (2018). Developing resilience: Gay men’s response to systemic discrimination. American Journal of Men’s Health, 1-13. doi: 10.1177/1557988318768607

Bungay, V. & Guta, A. (2018) Strategies and challenges in preventing workplace violence against Canadian indoor sex workers. American Journal of Public Health, 108(3): 393-398. doi: 10.2105/AJPH.2017.304241.

Varcoe, C., Browne, A., Ford-Gilboe, M., Dion Stout, M., McKenzie, H., Price, R., Bungay, V., Smye, V., Inyallie, J., Day, L., Khan, K., Heino, A., & Merritt-Gray, M. (2017). Reclaiming Our Spirits: Development, pilot results and study protocol to test the feasibility and efficacy of a health promotion intervention for Indigenous women who have experienced intimate partner violence. Research in Nursing and Health, 40(3), 237-254. doi: 10.1002/nur.21795

Singien, K., Price, M, Bungay, V., & Wong, S. (2016) A retrospective cohort study using the Canadian Primary Care Sentinel Surveillance Network data to examine depression in patients with a diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease. CMAJ, DOI: 10.9778/cmajo.20160052.

Manning, E. & Bungay, V. (2016). ‘Business before pleasure’: The golden rule of sex work, payment schedules, and gendered experiences of violence. Published ahead of print. Culture, Health & Sexuality. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13691058.2016.1219767

Black, A., Bungay, V., Mackay, M., Balneaves, L., & Garossino, C. (2016). Understanding mentorship in a research training program for point-of-care clinicians. Journal of Nursing Administration, 46(9), 444-448.  DOI: 10.1097/NNA.0000000000000373.

Bowen, R. & Bungay, V. (2016). Taint: An examination of the lived experiences of stigma and its’ lingering effects for sex industry experts. Culture, Health and Sexuality. 18(2), 184-197. doi: 10.1080/13691058.2015.1072875

Bungay, V., Oliffe, J., & Atchison, C. (2016). Addressing underrepresentation in sex work research: Reflections on designing a purposeful sampling strategy. Qualitative Health Research, 26(7), 966-978. doi: 10.1177/1049732315613042.

Bungay, V., Masaro, C. & Gilbert, M. (2014). Examining the scope of public health nursing practice in sexually transmitted infection prevention and management: what do nurses do? Journal of Clinical Nursing. 23(21-22), 3274-3785. DOI:10.1111/jocn.12578.

Bungay, V, & Stevenson, J. (2014). Nurse leaders’ experiences of implementing regulatory changes in sexual health nursing practice in British Columbia Canada. Policy, Politics & Nursing Practice, 14(2), 69-78. DOI: 10.1177/1527154413510564.

Bungay, V. (2013). Health care among street-involved women: The justification and perpetuation of inequity. Qualitative Health Research. 23(3), 1016-1026. DOI: 10.1177/1049732313493352

Guta, A. & Bungay, V. (2013). Lessons learned from the Ottawa 20: Reclaiming the ethics review process to advance academic freedom. Aporia. The Nursing Journal, 5(3), 34-38.

Handlovsky, I., Bungay, V., Johnson, J.L., & Phillips, J.C. (2013). The process of safer crack use among women in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside. Qualitative Health Research, 23(4), 450-462.  DOI: 10.1177/1049732312469465

Oliffe, J.L., Chabot, C., Knight, R., Davis, W., Bungay, V., & Shoveller, J. (2013). Women on men's sexual health and sexually transmitted infection testing: A gender relations analysis. Sociology of Health and Illness, 35(1), 1-16. DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-9566.2012.01470.x

Persaud, S., Tzemis, D., Kuo, M., Bungay, V., & Buxton, J. (2013). Controlling chaos: the perceptions of crack cocaine users in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Journal of Addiction (2013), 1-9. Published ahead of print at DOI: 10.1155/2013/851840.

Bungay, V., Halpin, M., Halpin, P.F., Johnston, C., & Patrick, D.M. (2012). Violence in the massage parlour industry: Experiences of Canadian-born and immigrant women. Health Care for Women International, 33(3), 262-284. DOI: 10.1080/07399332.2011

Teaching

Supervisor eligibility: 

  • MHLP
  • MN
  • MSN – thesis
  • MSN – non-thesis
  • PhD