Lynda Balneaves, RN, PhD
Dr. Balneaves has been a nursing leader for over 25 years in the fields of psychosocial oncology, shared treatment decision making and complementary and integrative health care. She is the principal investigator of the Complementary Medicine Education and Outcomes (CAMEO) research program and has published and presented on topics related to integrative oncology, medical and non-medical cannabis, treatment decision making, and knowledge translation.
She is currently the immediate past-president of the Society for Integrative Oncology (SIO) and is deputy director of the Canadian Consortium for the Investigation of Cannabinoids (CCIC). She teaches evidence-informed practice courses at the undergraduate and graduate level, and supervises students interested in the lived experiences of people affected by cancer, treatment decision-making process, complementary and integrative health care, medical and non-medical cannabis, knowledge translation and mixed methods.
- Award of Excellence in Research from the College of Registered Nurses of British Columbia (2012)
- Public/Media Engagement Award from the UBC School of Nursing, (2012)
- Canadian Association of Nurses in Oncology Award of Excellence in Nursing Research (2010)
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