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Athabasca University

Associate Vice President, Research (Interim)

Dr. Pamela Hawranik


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In her role as Associate Vice President – Research (Interim), Dr. Pamela Hawranik provides leadership in the implementation of the new Strategic Research Plan to ensure its alignment with the AU Imagine plan. Key strategic initiatives include cultivating research excellence in a strong and supportive research environment for faculty and students, increasing and diversifying research revenue, facilitating collaboration within and across faculties and creating new opportunities with industry and communities.

Dr. Pamela Hawranik commenced the position of Associate Vice President- Research (Interim) on July 1, 2018, moving from her position as the inaugural Dean for the Faculty of Graduate Studies at Athabasca University.

Her research program, as a Professor in the Faculty of Health Disciplines, focuses on examining the effects of community services on older adults with dementia and their formal and informal caregivers. Her research is applied and is intended to influence policy and practices of health care providers. She has led and is part of interdisciplinary teams that enable analysis of health and health care issues from the different perspectives held by health care providers and family members. The interdisciplinary research approach results in greater understanding and adoption of recommended changes to the health care system. She maintains her registered nursing status.

Dr. Hawranik has received numerous provincial and national research grants, including funding from the Tri-Agency. She has been a member of provincial, national and international scientific research review committees and is currently a reviewer for the European Union Joint Programme for Neuro-Degenerative Diseases. She is a reviewer for multiple nursing and health journals and has over 60 scholarly publications in addition to non-peer reviewed [publications] hotlink to another page.

She is the recipient of numerous research and community awards and has been the chair and board member of a number of provincial and national professional health associations, such as the Canadian Nurses Association, Canadian Association for Nursing Research, Manitoba and Canadian Hospice & Palliative Care Associations, and most recently President and Past President of the Western Canadian Deans for Graduate Studies.

Updated September 19 2018 by Research

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