William Godolphin

Professor Emeritus, Dept of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
Degrees / Designations 


Email Address 
Mailing Address 
G227 - 2211 Wesbrook Mall, Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine, UBC, Vancouver BC V6T 2B5


Academic Appointment 
Professor Emeritus
Other Areas of Research 
Health Care Communication
Health Professional (Medical) & Interprofessional Education
Shared Decision Making
Patient Education

I have been a teacher and researcher for many years, with projects and publications ranging across lipoproteins, breast cancer prognostic factors, clinical laboratory toxicology, laboratory automation and medical education. My current collaborations are with community and academic partners to do research and translate that into programs that improve patient/client-health professional communication. Projects range from teaching adolescents in BC schools the skills for taking an active role in their healthcare, to actively involving community members in the education of health professional students. In other words, how to make informed and shared decision making between patients/clients and health professionals a reality.

Current Projects 

Community voices in health professional education - improving care for vulnerable populations through their participation in the education of health professionals; Interprofessional health mentors program; Health care communication in an aboriginal community; "Talk to your doc" - a program to help people improve their communication with health care providers; Addressing CanMEDS competencies through involvement of patients and community organizations in postgraduate medical education.