Chau, Shirley

Shirley Chau

Shirley Chau PhD, MSW

Associate Professor

School of Social Work
Faculty of Health and Social Development, UBC Okanagan

Contact Info

UBC Okanagan
1147 Research Road ART 149
Kelowna  BC  V1V 1V7

Tel:  250-807-8739

School of Social Work web:  Shirley Chau

  • Associate Professor, School of Social Work,
    Faculty of Health and Social Development, UBC Okanangan
  • 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

Homelessness: Identifying technology and service delivery solutions to reduce homelessness in vulnerable populations
PI: John R. Graham
CoIs: Shirley Chau, Gordon LovegroveSana ShahramEric Li, Paul van Donkelaar, Trevor Corneil, Kyleen Myrah, Alina Turner, Kerry Rempel
Date:  2020 – 2023
Funded by: UBCO Eminence Research Cluster Fund

Kelowna Homelessness Research Collaborative
PI: John R. Graham
Co-Is: Carey Doberstein, Eric LiGordon LovegroveJon Corbett, Kyleen Myrah, Michael J. Evans, Michael L. Shier, Paul van DonkelaarShirley Chau, Kerry Rempel, Silvina Mema, Trevor Corneil
Partners:  BC Housing, City of Kelowna, Interior Health, Kelowna Chamber of Commerce, Kelowna Women’s Shelter, Okanagan College, The Bridge Youth and Family Services, UBC
Collaborators:  Alina Turner, Stephen A. Gaetz
Date:  2019 – 2022
Funded by: SSHRC