Clinical Assistant Professor
Clinical Nurse Specialist – Addiction Service, Providence Health Care
Department of Social Policy and Intervention, University of Oxford
Meaghan is a registered nurse and senior practice leader at the BC Centre for Disease Control, where she started her career as a street nurse and has moved into policy and leadership roles in the overdose and HIV response. She holds advance practice nursing certification in sexual and reproductive health as well as an addiction nursing fellowship and advanced training in HIV and public health. She is currently working on her PhD part-time as a Trudeau Scholar at the University of Oxford's Centre for Evidence Based Intervention researching the impact of child welfare policy on marginalized women's health.
As a clinical nurse specialist Meaghan has provided technical assistance to international organizations such as WHO, UNAIDS and the World Bank supporting improved access to care for people who use drugs in Central Asia, Latin America, the Caribbean and Africa. In Canada she was the clinical coordinator of Insite and also led the implementation of the STOP HIV program for Vancouver Coastal Health where they successfully doubled the region's HIV testing and treatment rates. She has won multiple work for her dedication to the nursing profession and her work improving health equity including an Award for Excellence in Interprofessional Education Teaching at UBC, a British Columbia Premier's Award Innovation Category and an Excellence in Nursing Education from the College of Registered Nurses of British Columbia. She is also an active volunteer in her community where she serves as a volunteer Director with the housing and social care agency PHS Community Services Society.
BSN (Nursing), University of British Columbia
DLSHTM (Public Health), London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
MScPH (Public Health), University of London
Selected Publications not Indexed in PubMed
Thumath, M, Nettleton C, Stephens C, Napolitano D (2007). Peoples of North America Section: Overview of the existing global knowledge on the social determinants of Indigenous Health. WHO Commission on the Social Determinants of Health: World Health Organization. PDF link
Granger P, Thumath M (2004) UBC Division of Inner City Health. University of British Columbia, Department of Family Practice Research: Volume 4, Issue 1, p. 2-3.
B. Lightfoot, C. Panessa, S. Hayden, M. Thumath, I. Goldstone, B. Pauly (2009). Gaining Insite: Harm Reduction in Nursing Practice. Canadian Nurse: Apr; 105(4):16-22.