2018 Junior Research Award Winner
Joanne Tay is a Registered Nurse with a background in pediatric nursing, currently pursuing her PhD in Nursing at the Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing, University of Toronto. Her research interest is to understand the family’s experience when living with an ill child. As such, her study titled “Exploring the healthy siblings’ coping and adjustment trajectory in children with a life-threatening condition” aims to lay the foundation for future research to develop interventions which could best support these families.
Aside from research, Joanne is a ballet instructor who teaches children’s ballet during her free time. She finds great joy in working with children and parents, and witnessing parents’ pride when their child achieves a new milestone in life!
VHA Research Priority: Children with Complex Health Needs