Davina Banner

Academic Institution Affiliation: University of Northern British Columbia (UNBC)
Academic Institution Position/Title: Associate Professor
Academic Affiliation Faculty: School of Nursing
Hospital/Health Centre Affiliation Position:
Degree(s): PhD, RN

Research areas of interest:
cardiovascular care, patient and provider experiences and rural and northern health service delivery
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Dr. Banner is an Associate Professor and Coordinator of Undergraduate Programs in the School of Nursing at UNBC. Davina moved to UNBC from the UK in 2007 where she undertook a postdoctoral research fellowship in rural and northern practice and a second postdoctoral fellowship with the CIHR-funded Future Program for Cardiovascular Nurse Scientists. She has been a Registered Nurse since 1999 and prior to her move to Canada worked as a nurse in the cardiothoracic intensive care field and as a Cardiac Surgery Research Specialist. Davina was awarded her doctorate in 2007 from the University of the West of England, Bristol, UK. Her thesis explored women’s experiences of coronary artery bypass graft surgery. She currently teaches in the undergraduate and graduate programs and teaches research and clinical care. Davina also supervises graduate students (MSc/PhD) from a range of health disciplines, including nursing, health sciences and psychology.

Davina’s research interests include cardiovascular care, patient and provider experiences and rural and northern health service delivery. Davina has received research funding from many of the major health research funders, including the Canadian Institutes for Health Research. In 2013, Davina was awarded the Canadian Council for Cardiovascular Nurses Research Excellence Award and the A Healthier You’ Research Award. In 2015, Davina received the UNBC Achievement Award for Mentorship. Davina has published and presented nationally and internationally and is an external peer reviewer for a wide range clinical and cardiac nursing journals and funding agencies. Davina is the research chair for the Canadian Council for Cardiovascular Nurses of BC and Yukon, a member of the Canadian Stroke Prevention Intervention Network (C-SPIN), and serves on a number of regional, provincial and national committees.