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Ismalia De Sousa

Graduate Student

School of Nursing

Ismalia de Sousa is a Doctoral student at the School of Nursing at the University of British Columbia and a Graduate Teaching Assistant. She completed her Masters in Neuroscience Nursing Advanced Practice at King's College London (London, United Kingdom) and her nursing degree at Escola Superior de Enfermagem de Lisboa (Lisbon, Portugal). She has worked in stroke care for the past 10 years and her most recent position was as a Clinical Nurse Specialist in Stroke at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust (London, United Kingdom). Ismalia is also a member of the editorial board of the British Journal of Neuroscience Nursing. Her research interests are women and stroke, particularly working-age women and their biopsychological lived experiences after a stroke. Her supervisors are Dr Sally Thorne and Dr Sandra Lauck.