Dr. Caroline Sanders obtained her degree at the University of Manchester (UK). Both her PhD in nursing focusing on childhood rare conditions linked to variations in sex development, and National Institute Health Research funded post-doctoral studies were completed at University of Central Lancashire (UK). She is an associate professor at the School of Nursing at the University of Northern British Columbia, and a practicing registered nurse at Central Interior Native Health Society primary care clinic. Her research area is applied research in paediatric focused healthcare.
She works with multi-disciplinary providers, community partners, decision-makers, children, youth and their families to articulate the meaning and impact of living with rare disease or chronic health conditions by uncovering the influences that shape gender, wellness, resilience and long term health outcomes. She is currently principal investigator Canadian Institutes of Health Research funded Best and Wise Grant examining healthcare transitions for individuals living with variations in sex development. Emerging work is focused on service framework development in early childhood: SEED Sharing to change Early childhood Experiences by Developing, caring compassionate leadership in Northern BC.
For an up-to-date list of publications by Dr. Sanders, please see Orcid.
University: University of Northern British Columbia
Faculty: Human and Health Sciences
Position: Associate Professor