Joyce Lee is a doctoral candidate at the University of British Columbia, School of Population and Public Health, and a research associate at Trinity Western University (TWU), School of Nursing. Her academic and professional background includes graduate studies in counseling/psychology and health research on a palliative approach to nursing at TWU and socio-behaviour in survivorship at the British Columbia Cancer Agency. Her research interests encompass psychosocial oncology, family caregiving in critical illness, culturally appropriate care for elderly people with life-limiting illness, health-related quality of life outcomes and mixed-methods research.
In August 2015, Joyce completed a 2 year interdisciplinary fellowship with the Canadian Frailty Network (formerly Technology Evaluation in the Elderly Network). Her fellowship research project explored appropriate care in facing serious illness and quality of life outcomes for elderly Chinese people and their family caregivers, with the goal to engage care recipients in improving quality of care. Joyce is delighted to be a part of iPANEL, having the opportunity to enhance her learning in health services research that addresses issues pertinent to the care of persons with life-limiting illnesses and their families.