Vicky Bungay

Vicky Bungay (Co-Principal Investigator) is an Associate Professor in the School or Nursing at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver

As a co-lead for the study, I bring my nursing clinical background in critical care and public health and over a decade of research experience on issues of equity and human rights in health and social policy and programming. My work focuses on building effective community-research partnerships that support people’s rights to self-determination. I have conducted studies in the areas of mental health, addictions, and harm reduction and co-led peer-led outreach interventions to promote primary care access for women working in indoor sex venues. More recently I have been working with diverse sex worker communities to develop strength-based approaches to violence prevention. My research activities also include studies concerned with research ethics in practice and developing a new trauma and violence informed outreach intervention for women within inner-city settings.