Vicky Bungay, PhD, RN


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

Bungay, V. & Casey, L. (In Press). Chapter 10. 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. (In Press). Power and resistance: Nursing students' experiences in mental health practicums. Advances in Nursing Science. 

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

Mitchell, S.E., Bungay, V., Day, C., & Mooney-Somers, J. (2016). Has the experience of Hepatitis C diagnosis improved over the last decade? An analysis of Canadian women’s experiences. Canadian Journal of Nursing Research, 48(1), 21-28.

Jenkins, E., Kothari, A., Bungay, V., Johnson, J.L. & Oliffe, J.L. (2016) Strengthening population health interventions: Developing the collaboraKTion framework for community-based knowledge translation. Health Research Policy and Systems, 14(1), 65. DOI:10.1186/s12961-016-0138-8.

Bungay, V., Handlovsky, I., Phillips, C., & Prescott, C. (2016). A scoping review of the literature on nursing practice in sexually transmitted infection care. Journal of Clinical Nursing. Published ahead of print. DOI: 10.1111/jocn.13561.

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.

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.

Hayward, D., Bungay, V., Wolff, A., & MacDonald, V. (2016) A qualitative study of experienced nurses’ voluntary turnover: Learning from their perspectives. Journal of Clinical Nursing. 25(9-10), 1336-145. DOI: 10.1111/jocn.13210

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.

Jenkins, E., Johnson, J., Bungay, V., Kothari, A., & Saewyc, E. (2015). Divided and disconnected – an examination of youth’s experiences with emotional distress within the context of their everyday lives. Health & Place. 35, 105-112. doi: 10.1016/j.healthplace.2015.08.006

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.

Kolar, K., Atchison, C. & Bungay, V. (2014). Sexual safety practices of massage parlor-based sex workers and their clients. AIDS Care, 26(9), 1110-1104.

Bungay, V., Kolar, K., Thindal, S., Remple, V., Johnston, C., & Ogilvie, G. (2013). Community-based HIV and STI prevention with women working in indoor sex markets. Health Promotion Practice, 14(2), 247-255. DOI: 10.1177/1524839912447189

Bungay, V. 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.

Handlovsky, I., Kolar, K., & Bungay, V. (2012). Condom use as situated in a risk context: Women's experiences in the massage parlour industry in Vancouver, Canada. Culture, Health & Sexuality, 14(9), 1007-1020. DOI: 10.1080/13691058.2012.712720 

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

Malchy, L.A., Bungay, V., Johnson, L.L., & Buxton, J. (2011). Do crack smoking practices change with the introduction of safer crack kits? Canadian Journal of Public Health, 102(3), 188-192.

Bungay, V., Atchison, C., Halpin, M., & Johnston, C. (2011). Strucutre and agency: Reflections from an exploratory study of Vancouver indoor sex workers. Culture Health and Sexuality, 13(1), 15-29. doi: 10.1080/13691058.2010.517324

Bungay, V., Johnson, J., Varcoe, C., & Boyd, S. (2010). Women's health and use of crack cocaine in context: Structural and 'everyday' violence. International Journal of Drug Policy, 21(4), 321-329. DOI: 10.1016/j.drugpo.2009.12.008

Bungay, V., Johnson, J., Boyd, S., Buxton, J., Malchy, L., & Loudfoot, J. (2009). Women’s Stories/Women’s Lives.Creating safer crack kits. Women’s Health and Urban Living, 5(1), 28-43.

Malchy, S., Bungay, V., & Johnson, J.  (2008).  A snapshot of practices and perceptions among crack users in Vancouver, British Columbia.  International Journal of Drug Policy, 19(4), 339-341. doi: 10.1016/j.drugpo.2007.06.005

Bungay, V.  (2008).  Health experiences of women who are street-involved and use crack cocaine:  Inequity, oppression, and relations of power in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside.  Doctoral dissertation, University of British Columbia.

Bungay, V., Malchy, L., Buxton, J., Johnson, J., MacPherson, D., & Rosenfeld, D.  (2006).  Life with jib:  a snapshot of street youth's use of crystal methamphetamine.  Addiction Research & Theory, 14(3), 235-251.

Bungay, V. & Keddy, B.  (1996).  Experiential analysis as a feminist methodology for health professionals.  Qualitative Health Research, 6, 442-452.


Supervisor eligibility: 

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