Dawn Stacey, RN, PhD, CON(C)

Affiliate scientist


Dawn Stacey RN PhD holds a Research Chair in Knowledge Translation to Patients and is a Professor in the School of Nursing at the University of Ottawa. She is a Senior Scientist and Scientific Director of the Patient Decision Aids Research Group at the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute and affiliated researcher at l’institut du savoir Montfort. In 2015, she was inducted into the Royal Society of Canada in recognition of her research. She leads the Cochrane Review of Patient Decision Aids, co-chairs of the Steering Committee for the International Patient Decision Aid Standards Collaboration (IPDAS), and the Pan-Canadian Oncology Symptom Triage and Remote Support research team. More specifically, her research program focuses on: a) patient decision aids; b) decision coaching; c) implementation of evidence into practice; d) telephone-based care, e) cancer symptom management; and f) interprofessional approaches to shared decision making. She has given over 100 invited national and international presentations.

Research Interests

  • Supporting patients’ decision making with decision support tools and nurse coaching
  • Oncology nursing
  • Nurse telephone consultation
  • Knowledge translation and implementation of innovations in practice and organizations


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Main address:
Faculty of Health Sciences, School of Nursing, University of Ottawa
451 Smyth, Room 1118G
Ottawa (ON) K1H8M5

Main telephone:
613- 562-5800 ext. 8419