Sally Thorne

Dr. Sally Thorne is a professor of nursing and associate dean of the Faculty of Applied Science at the University of British Columbia, where she maintains a program of substantive research in the fields of chronic illness, cancer care experience, and end-of-life care as well as scholarship in philosophy of science, including the epistemological basis of disciplinary knowledge development in the health fields, and the nature of evidence claims in a complex health policy environment.

She is the author of a body of applied qualitative methodological writing, including Interpretive Description (2008, Left Coast Press) and its second edition Interpretive Description: Qualitative Research for Applied Practice (2016, Routledge). She is also editor-in-chief for Nursing Inquiry (Wiley), a journal that deals with critical scholarship in nursing and health care, including issues of equity as they apply to health care service delivery across systems and the social determinants of health.

Dr. Thorne has served on numerous boards, including the BC Cancer Agency, Canadian Partnership Against Cancer, Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research, and the Canadian Association of Nurses in Oncology.

For an up-to-date list of publications by Dr. Thorne, please see UBC.