Nancy Clark

Dr. Nancy Clark’s research focus is on promoting better mental health services and supports for refugees and other vulnerable groups. Nancy is a community engaged researcher who adopts perspectives of intersectionality, realist theory, and social determinants of mental health to inform health practices and policies on the factors that promote equitable mental health. Nancy is an associate professor in the Faculty of Human and Social Development, School of Nursing at UVic and co leads the Health Services and Systems Research Cluster with The Institute on Aging and Lifelong Health (IALH) as well as The Mental Health Research Cluster at the University of Victoria (UVic).

Nancy completed her PhD at the UBC School of Nursing and is a research affiliate with the UBC Centre for Migration Studies. Nancy is also a community mental health nurse with 25 years of experience in providing mental healthcare for underserved populations. She is passionate about academic activism and social justice. Her research has been funded by Canadian Institutes for Health Research (CIHR-SPOR) , Social Sciences and Humanitities Research Council of Canada and the BC Ministry of Health.