Susan J. Wells BA, MSW, PhD

Current Positions and Affiliations:

  • Professor, Joint Appointment in Psychology and Social Work
  • Director, Centre for the Study of Services to Children and Families, UBC Okanagan
  • British Columbia Knowledge Development Fund (BDKDF)
  • Canadian Institutes of Health Research
  • British Columbia Ministry of Labour and Citizens' Services Funding

Areas of Research Interest:

Racial Disparities, Bias in Service Delivery

  • Cultural competence, appropriateness and safety
  • Racial disproportionality in service delivery
  • Health inequity and inequality

Child Welfare and Community Services

  • Family support services
  • Quality of service delivery
  • Quality of foster care
  • Decision making in service delivery

Service Evaluation and Outcome Measurement

  • Issues of diversity in practice, policy and evaluation
  • Integration of research and practice
  • Integration, coordination, management and administration of services

Current Research Related to the Institute's Priorities:

Development of best practice options for mental health and substance use services integration with Aboriginal services - a community collaboration project
PI: Susan Wells
Co-I:J. Marshall, A. Weselowski, M. Brewer. M. Eli, D. Brown
Date: 2011
Funded by: Interior Health Aboriginal Team $10,000

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Susan J Wells
Irving K. Barber School of Arts & Sciences
Unit 4: Psychology

School of Social Work
Faculty of Health and Social Development
UBC Okanagan
3187 University Way ASC 453
Kelowna  BC  V1V 1V7

Tel:  250-807-8163


Susan Wells