Susan Cox PhD


Associate Professor

School of Population and Public Health

Faculty of Medicine

University of British Columbia

Susan is an Associate Professor in The W. Maurice Young Centre for Applied Ethics and is also an Affiliate in the Department of Sociology at UBC. As a sociologist and qualitative health researcher, Susan has extensive experience in applying the methods of the social sciences to applied ethics research and practice. She is an interdisciplinary health researcher with expertise in medical sociology, qualitative methodology and ethics. Her research focuses on the arts and health and the experiences of human subjects participating in health research, including the implications for an evidence-based and participant-centred approach to ethical review. Dr. Cox has also conducted research on genetic risk and the experiences of persons undergoing predictive testing for late onset conditions. Her work employs narrative inquiry as well as a range of arts-based approaches including research-based theatre, found poetry and bodymapping.


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