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Ismália De Sousa, MSc, RN

PhD Candidate

School of Nursing

University of British Columbia

Gender, Society, and Health

Ismália De Sousa is a doctoral candidate in the School of Nursing at the University of British Columbia, under the supervision of Dr. Sally Thorne, Dr. Sandra Lauck and Dr. Thalia Field. She is also a Research Assistant in the Vancouver Stroke Program at Vancouver General Hospital / UBC. Ismália completed her nursing degree at Escola Superior de Enfermagem de Lisboa (Lisbon, Portugal) and her Master's in Neuroscience Nursing Advanced Practice at King's College London (London, United Kingdom). With extensive experience as a Registered Nurse as an advanced practice nurse, her work aims to reduce health inequities in stroke care, and improve stroke survivorship and health-related outcomes for stroke survivors. 

In her doctoral research, she will be exploring the experiences of young women who had a stroke in British Columbia to illuminate existing inequities and provide equity-oriented recommendations to healthcare practice, research and policy. Ismalia is one of the founding members of the Coalition of African, Caribbean and Black Nurses in British Columbia and serves as an advisory member in local and national committees focused on Equity, Diversity, Justice and Belonging.

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Find Ismália on Twitter at @Ismalia_S.

Area of Research Expertise
Nursing; Stroke nursing; Stroke care; Stroke survivorship; Health inequities