Kelli Stajduhar

Dr. Kelli Stajduhar, RN, PhD, FCAHS is a professor in the School of Nursing and a research fellow at the Institute on Aging and Lifelong Health at the University of Victoria and research affiliate with Island 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.

Stajduhar has 285+ academic publications and presentations. She is lead investigator on multiple research projects including international research collaboratives on family caregiving; projects evaluating the integration of a palliative approach in acute and residential care settings, and national studies on access to end-of-life care for structurally vulnerable populations and care experiences of caregivers providing palliative care in the home.

Student supervision is an important part of her research program working with undergraduate, Master’s, PhD, medical, and post-doctoral students. In the community, she mentors clinical scientists and other highly qualified personnel in order to support engagement in research projects.

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, Academic of the Year from the Confederation of University Faculty Associations of BC, Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences, and Fellow of the Canadian Association of Nurses. More info.