Adjunct Professor
Director, Research Department, IHA


Dr. Deanne (Dee) Taylor is the Corporate Director of Research in the Interior Health Authority located, British Columbia, Canada and Adjunct Professor at UBC-O in the Faculty of Health and Social Development.  In her role and in accordance with the established vision and values of the organization, she provides leadership in the development and operational oversight of the Interior Health (IH) Research portfolio,  aligning operation and services within the vision, mission, and mandate of the Research portfolio under the leadership of the Scientific Director, Research and the Associate Scientific Director, Research. The Director is responsible for the supervision of the overall activities of the Research portfolio and supervision of Regional Practice Leads, Community Research Facilitators, Data Analysts, and Program Assistants. The Corporate Director is accountable for developing, maintaining, and working in partnership across the organization to lead, cultivate, and facilitate a range of research and knowledge translation activities, enhancing the use of evidence in practice and decision-making and enabling broad engagement in research. As corporate Director, she is an advocate and active role model for scholarly practice, raising the profile and engagement of research, evidence-informed practice/decision-making, and knowledge translation in the Interior region.


Dr. Taylor has a Bachelorette in Athletic Therapy, a Masters of Disability & Community Studies and a PhD in Community Health Science and is currently a Post-Doctoral Fellow with the Centre on Aging, Mount Saint Vincent University


Dr. Taylor has presented at numerous times at local, provincial, national and international conferences and scientific meetings in sociology, gerontology, and health care. She is a co-investigator, collaborator, and knowledge user/decision-maker on a several research projects that range from regional, provincial, national, and international levels.


Current areas of research include discovering resident/patient experience, care-giving, family, health and aging, policy, regulations, and the intersection between worker characteristics and workplace conditions and the influences on the conditions of care.


Strategy for Patient Orientated Research Interior Regional Centre Co-lead: Provincial BC SPOR initiative to increase patient orientated research regionally and across the province of British Columbia (2016 – present)

Interior Health Research Network Co-Chair: Research capacity building initiative (2015 to present)


Masters Committee for Renee Gauthier Thesis Title: Knowledge Seeking Patterns of Care Aides in Nursing Homes (2016 to 2018)

Guest Lecturer

Course Name: Professional Practice IV Nursing Research – Introduction to Mixed-methods approaches in health settings. UBCO (2017)


Penning, M., Cloutier, D. S., Nuernberger, K., & Taylor, D. (2017). “When I Said I Wanted to Die at Home I Didn’t Mean a Nursing Home”: Care Trajectories at the End of Life. Innovation in Aging, 1(1).

Berta, W. B., Keefe, J., Cranley, L., Taylor, D., McAfee, E., Thompson, G., … & Profetto-McGrath, J. (2017). Characteristics of opinion leaders and boundary spanners in long-term care. Innovation in Aging, 1(suppl_1), 604-604. 10.1093/geroni/igx004.2113

Cloutier, D. S., Penning, M. J., Nuernberger, K., Taylor, D., & MacDonald, S. (2017). Long-Term Care Service Trajectories and Their Predictors for Persons Living With Dementia: Results From a Canadian Study. Journal of Aging and Health, 0898264317725618.

Dearing, J. W., Beacom, A. M., Chamberlain, S. A., Meng, J., Berta, W. B., Keefe, J. M., Squires, J.E., Doupe, M. B., Taylor, D, Reid, C. B., Cook, H., Cummings, G.G., Baumbusch, J. L., Knopp-Sihota, J., Norton, P. G., & Estabrooks, C. A. . (2017). Pathways for best practice diffusion: the structure of informal relationships in Canada’s long-term care sector. Implementation Science, 12(1), 11.

Hoben, M., Norton, P. G., Ginsburg, L. R., Anderson, R. A., Cummings, G. G., Lanham, H. J., Squires, J. E., Taylor, D., Wagg, A. S., & Estabrooks, C. A. (2017). Improving Nursing Home Care through Feedback On PerfoRMance Data (INFORM): Protocol for a cluster-randomized trial. Trials, 18(1), 9.

Daly, T., Struthers, J., Müller, B., Taylor, D., Goldmann, M., Doupe, M., & Jacobsen, F. F. (2016). Prescriptive or Interpretive Regulation at the Frontlines of Care Work in the” Three Worlds” of Canada, Germany and Norway. Labour/Le Travail, 77(1), 37-71.

Penning, M. J., Cloutier, D. S., Nuernberger, K., MacDonald, S. W., & Taylor, D. (2016). Long-term Care Trajectories in Canadian Context: Patterns and Predictors of Publicly Funded Care. The Journals of Gerontology Series B: Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences, gbw104.

Ginsburg, L., Berta, W., Baumbusch, J., Dass, A. R., Laporte, A., Reid, R. C.,  & Taylor, D. (2016). Measuring Work Engagement, Psychological Empowerment, and Organizational Citizenship Behavior Among Health Care Aides. The Gerontologist, 56(2), e1-e11.

Cloutier, D., Cox, A., Kampen, R., Kobayashi, K., Cook, H., Taylor, D., & Gaspard, G. (2016, January). A Tale of Two Sites: Lessons on Leadership from the Implementation of a Long-term Care Delivery Model (CDM) in Western Canada. In Healthcare (Vol. 4, No. 1, p. 3). Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute.

Cloutier, D., Penning, M., Nuernberger, K., Hainstock, T., Funk, L., Taylor, D., Kelly, R.(2016). Long-term care service delivery challenges for ageing in place in rural communities: A health region case study of home and residential care. Skinner, M & Hanlon, N. Ageing Resource Communities: New frontiers of rural population change, community development and voluntarism. Co-Author Published, Routledge, United States.

Taylor, D. (2015).  Residents’ interpretation of their experience of care in relation to particular workplace culture social interaction patterns. Doctoral Dissertation, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

Daly, T., Doupe, M., Goldman, M., Jacobsen, F., Müller, B., Struthers, J., & Taylor, D. (2014). Why do prescriptive or interpretive approaches to long-term care staffing regulations matter? An exploration of restrictive, resistive, and responsive work organization models. Abstract accepted for Paul Thompson Mini Conference. Toronto, Ontario.

Cloutier, D.,  Penning, M., Taylor, D., Nuernberger, K., Laura Funk, L., &  Taylor, H. (2014)  Ch. 6. Long-term care in British Columbia: Exploring trends in service use and service users by geography. Submitted for publication July 2014. Trent University, Peterborough, Ontario.