We acknowledge that the UBC Vancouver campus is situated on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territory of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam).

Generic selectors
Exact matches only
Search in title
Search in content
Post Type Selectors

Susan Cox

Susan Cox

Professor BA, MA, PhD

Director, PhD and MSc Programs

Interim Director, Centre for Applied Ethics

Chair of Biomedical Ethics, Centre for Applied Ethics



2206 East Mall Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z3


Susan Cox is an interdisciplinary health researcher with expertise in medical sociology, qualitative methodology and ethics.

SPPH’s Cortlandt JG Mackenzie Prize for Excellence in Teaching (2016)

Killam Teaching Prize (2019)

She is a past member of the Research Ethics Board for Emily Carr University of Art and Design and a member of the Advisory Board for the Arts Health Network Canada.


Her research focuses on the arts and health and the experiences of human subjects participating in health research, including the implications for an evidence-based and participant-cantered approach to ethical review. Cox has also conducted research on genetic risk and the experiences of persons undergoing predictive testing for late onset conditions. Her work employs narrative inquiry as well as a range of arts-based approaches including research-based theatre, found poetry and body mapping.

Cox has published widely on these topics and recently co-edited a book on ethics and visual methods as well as ethical guidelines for visual researchers and REB members.

SPPH 507 – MSc Research Seminar

SPPH 607 – PhD Research Seminar