Research

My research is informed by critical theory, particularly Black and Chicana feminisms and Postcolonial theory. My research interests are in the following areas:

  1. Inequities in stroke care and healthcare service delivery
  2. Stroke survivorship
  3. Black nurses history

Inequities in stroke care & healthcare service delivery / stroke survivorship

  • Towards equitable stroke care: learning from young women’s experiences: My current Ph.D. research explores young women stroke survivors’ experiences accessing stroke care in British Columbia with an equity lens to provide practice, research and policy recommendations. The findings can also contribute to person-centered and equitable systems of care

Black nurses history

  • Black Nurses (in)visibility in British Columbia, 1845 to 1940: Using historical methods, I explored the history of Black nurses in British Columbia between 1845 and 1940. I argued that Black women performed vital work as caregivers, leaders and activists within Black and non-Black communities in colonial British Columbia between 1845 and 1900 and disrupted the conceptualization of womanhood in the Victorian era.

Selected Research Funding & Awards

  • Public Scholars Initiative, University of British Columbia, August 2021
  • BC History of Nursing Society, December 2020
  • Graduate and Fellowship Research Award in Women’s Health, Women’s Health Research Institute, November 2020
  • Research Prize Libin Cardiovascular Institute, University of Calgary, February 2020