Susan Cox

Prospective Graduate Students / Postdocs

This faculty member is currently not actively recruiting graduate students or Postdoctoral Fellows, but might consider co-supervision together with another faculty member.

Associate Professor

Research Classification

Applied Ethics
Interpersonal Communication
Community Health / Public Health
Genetics and Ethics
Learning and Development Approaches
Health Promotion
Literary or Artistic Work Dissemination or Reception Contexts

Research Interests

narratives of health and illness
grief, loss, death and dying
research ethics/ethics in research
arts and health education
arts and healing
arts-based approaches to research
visual methods

Relevant Degree Programs

Affiliations to Research Centres, Institutes & Clusters


Research Methodology

qualitative methods
narrative inquiry
research-based theatre
arts-based and other innovative methods
knowledge translation
visual methods

Great Supervisor Week Mentions

Each year graduate students are encouraged to give kudos to their supervisors through social media and our website as part of #GreatSupervisorWeek. Below are students who mentioned this supervisor since the initiative was started in 2017.


Everyone who has gone through the difficult journey of completing doctoral studies knows how important good supervision and support are. Dr. Susan Cox is not my primary supervisor. She is a member of my supervisory committee but she has inspired and encouraged my research. She has guided me into the fascinating world of qualitative research illuminating my pathway to dissertation and helping me in every stage of it. I will be thankful to Dr. Cox forever!

Nelson Gorrin (2019)


I'm so lucky to be supervised by two amazing researchers - Happy Supervisor Appreciation Week to Dr. Susan Cox and Dr. Paul Yong @ubcspph @womensresearch @PelvicPainEndo #GreatSupervisor #UBC



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