Lise Olsen

Associate Professor

School of Nursing
Office: ART 164
Office Hours: Upon request
Phone: 250-807-9180

Graduate student supervisor

Research Summary

child and family health promotion; inclusive recreation participation; safety and injury prevention; child development; well-being for children with neuro-developmental disabilities; community-based initiatives; online programs

Courses & Teaching

NRSG 507 - Quantitative Methods; NRSG 597 - Healthcare Capstone Practicum; NRSG 428/528 - Advanced Community Health Nursing


Dr. Lise Olsen is an Associate Professor in the School of Nursing at the University of British Columbia, Okanagan.  She worked as an RN a variety of clinical settings including orthopedics and community health. Dr. Olsen’s research career has focused on child and family health promotion with a more recent focus on inclusive and safe recreation for families of children living with neurodevelopmental disabilities, including autism spectrum disorders.


PhD, University of British Columbia
MPH, University of California, Los Angeles
BSN, University of British Columbia

Research Interests & Projects

Physical Activity Strategies to Enhance Children’s Development and Families’ Resilience: A Knowledge Translation Collaboration with Special Olympics.  Serving as project Co-Lead on this project funded by Kids Brain Health Network (KBHN) and the National Centres of Excellence (NCE) Cycle III.

Implementing Physical Activity Programs in Communities for Children with Neuro-disabilities.  Serving as Principal Investigator on the project funded by the Michael Smith Foundation for Research (MSFHR Implementation Science Team Grant).

Assessing Feasibility and Effectiveness of an Online Parent Resource to Support Safe and Active Sport and Recreation for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Serving as Principal Investigator on this project funded by Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC Insight Grant).


Selected Publications & Presentations

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Professional Services/Affiliations/Committees

Canadian Institute for Inclusion and Citizenship


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