Centenary Medal – Annette Browne

Annette J. Browne is a Professor and Distinguished University Scholar at the University of British Columbia, School of Nursing. Building on her extensive experience as a clinical nurse who lived and worked within First Nations and Inuit communities, Annette has led an acclaimed program of research and generated a body of evidence aimed at improving healthcare and health outcomes for Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples affected by health and social inequities. Her research focuses on strategies for fostering health equity, with a particular focus on implications for Indigenous populations. Recent studies have examined: the impact of organizational interventions to improve health equity in primary care; health promoting interventions with Indigenous women experiencing violence; and, strategies to improve healthcare for Indigenous and non-Indigenous people in emergency departments. Working in partnership with health and policy leaders, and clinicians at the point of care, her research aims at improving healthcare delivery and policies.