Dr. Kelli Stajduhar

Dr. Kelli Stajduhar
School of Nursing and Institute on Aging and Lifelong Health


Area of expertise

Canada Research Chair (Tier 1), Palliative Approaches to Care in Aging and Community Health

Dr. Kelli Stajduhar is a professor in the School of Nursing and Institute on Aging & Lifelong Health at the University of Victoria. She has worked in oncology, palliative care, and gerontology for 30+ years as a practicing nurse, educator, and researcher.  Her clinical work and research has focused on health service needs for those at the end-of-life and their families, and on the needs of marginalized and vulnerable populations. 

She is lead investigator on multiple research projects including international research collaboratives on family caregiving, integration of a palliative approach to care across health sectors and studies on access to end-of-life care for people facing structural vulnerabilities. Dr. Stajduhar is the recipient of numerous awards including the Craigdarroch Award of Excellence for Knowledge Mobilization, the Award of Excellence for Nursing Research from the College of Registered Nurses of BC and the Canadian Association of University School of Nursing, and Academic of the Year from the Confederation of University Faculty Associations.

Dr. Stajduhar is a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences and the Canadian Academy of Nursing and the Royal Society of Canada. In 2021 Dr. Stajduhar was also awarded the highly competitive Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Palliative Approaches to Care in Aging and Community Health.

See her full profile on her School of Nursing website.