Nurse Researcher interested in how health, wellbeing and quality of life can be improved and maximized for older people, particularly those living with complex conditions such as dementia.
I have over 20 years of nursing experience and specialize in community health, having worked in several roles within the community and home health spectrum of care. I am a skilled educator, having taught in the clinical setting, as well as at the undergraduate and graduate level.
My interests in research lie at the intersection of social and health care practices and human experience. Much of my research has been inspired by my clinical work, and as a researcher, I continue to maintain ties to the clinical setting. Currently I serve as the president-elect for the Gerontological Nurses Association of British Columbia. As a nurse, I practice from a person-centered perspective, and my research approach reflects this outlook. As a researcher, it is vital that the projects that I am a part of directly involve and empower others.
I support equity, diversity and inclusion (more to come with this)
Currently, I am a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Centre for Research on Personhood in Dementia at the University of British Columbia.