Research Communities

Research takes place across VCH. Some of our community and interdisciplinary research areas are located outside of our major centres and programs.

These areas include far reaching research work. For example, at Lions Gate Hospital and within the Coastal areas, research is conducted in Neurology, Mental Health, Emergency, and community health issues. Richmond Hospital has a particular interest in mental health issues, but also conducts research in other clinical areas. Vancouver Community Health Services is initiating research in such areas as outcome evaluation for a variety of health issues.

Also of keen interest to VCH Research Institute is interdisciplinary research for Nursing, Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy, and Respiratory Therapy.  A number of research projects are either underway or in the planning stages.

Lions Gate Hospital and Coastal: Neurology, Mental Health, Emergency, Community

c/o Medical Administration
West Community Health Centre room 341
2121 Marine Drive
West Vancouver, BC V7V 4Y2
Tel: 604.319.4574
Fax: 604.913.0084

Richmond: Mental Health


Wylo Kayle

Vancouver Community Health Services


Wylo Kayle

Interdisciplinary: Nursing, Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy, Respiratory Therapy


Romilda Ang
Director, Professional Practice – Nursing & Allied Health
Coastal (North Shore/Coast Garibaldi)

Jo Clark
Director, Regional & Vancouver Acute Allied Health

Kim Dougherty
Director, Professional Practice – Nursing
Vancouver Acute

Johanne Fort
Director, Professional Practice – Nursing & Allied Health
Vancouver Community