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Dr. Sally Thorne

Dr. Sally Thorne

Chair

Dr. Sally Thorne is an academic nursing leader with a program of research in the fields of psychosocial cancer care and health care communication at the University of British Columbia's School of Nursing, where she is a professor and associate dean of applied science.

Her research and writing have focused attention on the human experience of seeking and obtaining appropriate care in the Canadian context. She has also been active in developing and refining qualitative methods for application to the inquiries of applied health professions and to knowledge transfer within an evidence-based care context. In her academic role, she teaches graduate courses in the philosophy of science and is editor-in-chief of Nursing Inquiry. She is a former board member and chair of the BC Cancer Agency and a former board member of the Canadian Association of Nurses in Oncology.