Dr. Martha Mackay PhD, RN, CCN(C)
Clinical Nurse Specialist, Clinical Associate Professor
School of Nursing
University of British Columbia
Gender, Society, and Health
Dr. Mackay spent 40 years at St. Paul’s Hospital, 25 of which as the Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) in Cardiology at the Heart Centre. For the last 12 years she has functioned as a clinician-scientist, combining the roles of CNS and Clinical Associate Professor at the University of British Columbia School of Nursing, and she continues on faculty at the School of Nursing.
Completing her initial nursing education at George Brown College (Toronto), and earning her BSN, MSN and PhD at UBC, she practiced for 42 years in critical care and cardiac nursing. Dr. Mackay’s clinical focus was on improving the care of patients with acute coronary syndrome and myocardial infarction. Her expertise and leadership in cardiovascular nursing is recognized nationally and has earned her several awards.
Dr. Mackay currently holds UBC School of Nursing MacMillan Nursing Research Scholar Award. Her research examines sociodemographic and behavioural influences on cardiac health, such as sex/gender, ethnicity and depression. She serves on CIHR and Heart & Stroke grant review panels, the Executive Committees of Centre for Health Evaluation and Outcomes Sciences and the UBC/Providence Health Care Research Ethics Board, as well as the Editorial Boards of The Canadian Journal of Critical Care Nursing and the Canadian Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing.