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.

Black nurses history

  • Black Nurses’ 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 between 1845 and 1910, Black women performed vital work as caregivers, leaders and activists within Black and non-Black communities in colonial British Columbia. Black nurses disrupted the colonial conceptualization of womanhood in the Victorian era and Blackness.

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