Dr. Kelli Stajduhar
Dr. Kelli Stajduhar, RN, PhD is a professor in the School of Nursing and Institute on Aging & Lifelong Health at the University of Victoria, and is a research scientist with Fraser Health. She has worked in oncology, palliative care, and gerontology for almost 30 years as a practicing nurse, educator, and researcher. Her clinical work and research has focused on health service needs for those at the end-of-life and their families, and on the needs of marginalized and vulnerable populations.
Dr. Stajduhar has 250+ academic publications and presentations. She is currently the lead investigator on multiple research projects including the iPANEL research project in British Columbia, which brings together nursing researchers, practitioners and administrators to integrate a palliative approach into the health care system; an international research collaborative on family caregiving; projects evaluating the integration of a palliative approach in acute and residential care settings, and a Victoria-based study on access to end-of-life care for structurally vulnerable populations. Dr. Stajduhar is the recipient of numerous awards including the Craigdarroch Award of Excellence for Knowledge Mobilization, the Award of Excellence for Nursing Research from the College of Registered Nurses of BC and the Canadian Association of University School of Nursing. In 2017 Dr. Stajduhar was named Academic of the Year from the Confederation of University Faculty Associations of BC and was inducted as a Fellow into the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences.