Shirley Chau BA, BSW, MSW, PhD

Current Positions and Affiliations: 

  • Assistant Professor, School of Social Work,
    Faculty of Health and Social Development, UBC Okanagan

Areas of Research Interest: 

  • Health functioning and health-seeking among ethnic, visible minority aging adults
  • Health functioning and status of individuals exposed to violence
  • Racism and cultural influences in health behaviours
  • Doctor-Patient communication and access to health services
  • Diversity and health care service utilization of racialized aging adults
  • Cultural humility and culturally competent evidence-informed practice 

Current Research Related to the Institute's Priorities: 

Establishing cultural safety and effecting organization change for Aboriginal healthcare in the urban centres of the Okanagan Valley
PI: Rachelle Hole, Mike Evans, Lawrence Berg, Joan Bottorff
Co-Is: Shirley Chau, Peter Hutchinson, Donna Kurtz, D. Wepa, Leslie Bryant MacLean
Date:  2009 - 2012
Funded by:  CIHR $404.571

Last reviewed shim7/14/2016 12:25:46 PM


Shirley Chau
Assistant Professor
School of Social Work
Faculty of Health & Social Development
UBC Okanagan
1147 Research Road ART 149
Kelowna  BC  V1V 1V7

Tel: 250-807-8739


Shirley Chau