My research program centres on understanding the experiences of older adults as they manage cancer, chronic disease, and wellbeing. I have two main interests: (1) supporting older adults with cancer and their carers and (2) leveraging technology to support people with cancer and other chronic diseases. The goal of my program of research is to engage older adults with lived experience of cancer and chronic disease to co-lead the development of community-based interventions to improve quality of life and wellbeing amongst older adults and their caregivers.
- BN, University of Lethbridge
- MA, Women and Gender Studies, Saint Mary’s University
- PhD, Nursing, University of Ottawa
- Post-doctoral Trainee, Princess Margaret Hospital
- Assistant Professor, School of Nursing, UBC
- Affiliated Researcher, Fraser Health
- Member- Communications Committee- International Society of Nurses in Cancer Care
- Member- Nursing and Allied Health Committee; International Society of Geriatric Oncology
- Member, Research Committee, Canadian Association of Nurses in Oncology
- Reviewer, Selected Journals: Journal of Geriatric Oncology, Supportive Care in Cancer, Psycho-Oncology, Journal of Clinical Oncology Nursing, Canadian Oncology Nursing Journal, International Journal of Qualitative Methods
I have experience teaching undergraduate students in medical-surgical courses, research, and communication. I also have experience teaching theory and research methods to graduate students. I enjoy teaching because it is an opportunity see minds broadened, and shape new experiences, while also learning a lot from the learners and their diverse experiences. I want learners to be familiar with the content I am teaching, but more importantly to be able to think critically about the content; I also want learners to be eager and engaged. While I strive for learners to gain skills and knowledge, I also want them to find their voice to independently and critically think through real-world problems they will encounter in their nursing practice, advocacy, and research.
I supervise graduate students within nursing and other disciplines in issues related to my program of research. Current graduate students are studying: caregiving when diagnosed with cancer; simulation in long-term care; and oncology and aging.