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Dr. Susan Cox



School of Population and Public Health

Faculty of Medicine

Susan Cox is an interdisciplinary health researcher with expertise in medical sociology, qualitative methodology and ethics.

Her research focuses on the arts and health and the experiences of human subjects participating in health research, including the implications for an evidence-based and participant-centred approach to ethical review. Cox has also conducted research on genetic risk and the experiences of persons undergoing predictive testing for late onset conditions. Her work employs narrative inquiry as well as a range of arts-based approaches including research-based theatre, found poetry and bodymapping.

Cox has published widely on these topics and co-edited a book on ethics and visual methods as well as ethical guidelines for visual researchers and REB members. Cox recently co-edited a special issue of Qualitative Inquiry on the topic of RbT and ethics. Her current work, titled Rock the Boat, employs RbT to address challenges in graduate supervisory relationships.

She is a past member of the Research Ethics Board for Emily Carr University of Art and Design and currently serves as the Program Director for the MSc and PhD Programs in the School of Population and Public Health.