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Faculty
Affiliated Faculty

Allen Alvarez

Allen Alvarez supports healthcare professionals in building moral wellness through ethics education, evaluation, analysis of ethical issues and moral distress consultation. He engages applied ethics scholarship to understand moral experience and standards that define good healthcare practices and de...Read more

Kenta Asakura

Kenta Asakura

Honorary Affiliate Associate Professor

Kenta Asakura is currently an Associate Professor at Smith College School for Social Work (Northampton, MA). Seeking to advance the practice and teaching of clinical social work with marginalized communities, Asakura leads a program of simulation-based research. Using simulation (i.e., working with ...Read more

Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond

Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond

Associate Member

Melanie McDonald

Melanie McDonald

Honorary Research Associate

Shelley Pennington

Shelley Pennington

Honorary Research Associate

Core Faculty

Christiana Bratiotis

Christiana Bratiotis

Associate Professor / MSW Program Chair

phone604 822 2460
location_on2080 West Mall Rm 236
Christiana Bratiotis is an Associate Professor in the School of Social Work at The University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada, where she teaches social work practice classes across the bachelor’s and master’s programs and supervises social work doctoral students. She serves as Faculty C...Read more

Grant Charles

Grant Charles

Associate Professor

phone604 822 3804
location_on2080 West Mall Rm 337
Grant Charles is an Associate Professor in the School of Social Work and an affiliated faculty with the Division of Adolescent Health and Medicine in the Department of Pediatrics with the Faculty of Medicine. He is also affiliated with the UBC Centre for Group Counselling and Trauma. He holds an adj...Read more

Kelly Allison

Kelly Allison

Assistant Professor of Teaching / Chair of Field Education

phone604 822 6220
location_on2080 West Mall Rm 233
Kelly Allison, MSW, RCSW, is an Instructor with the UBC School of Social Work where she teaches social work practice courses in both the undergraduate and graduate programs. She completed her Bachelor of Arts in psychology at the University of Guelph and her Master of Social Work at Wilfrid Laurier ...Read more

Mohamed Ibrahim

Mohamed Ibrahim

Assistant Professor

phone604 822 2100
location_on2080 West Mall 241
Dr. Mohamed is an assistant professor at the University of British Columbia School of Social Work. Dr. Mohamed’s areas of research focuses on global mental health, health equity and human rights. He teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in health and addiction. His health leadership and clini...Read more

Sheila Marshall

Sheila Marshall

Professor / BSW Program Chair

phone604 822 5672
location_on2080 West Mall Rm 336
Professor; Associate Member, Division of Adolescent Health & Medicine, Department of Pediatrics Sheila Marshall is a Professor in the School of Social Work and an associate faculty member of the Division of Adolescent Health and Medicine in the Faculty of Medicine at UBC. She received her B.A...Read more
Emeriti

Mary Russell

Mary Russell

Professor Emerita

phone604 822 1248 / 604 822 5026
location_on2080 West Mall Rm 133
B.A. (Honours Psychology) UBC B.S.W., M.S.W., UBC M.A. (Developmental Psychology), SFU Ph.D. (Clinical Psychology), SFU Mary Russell’s work on violence in families has included research on treatment programs for abusive men, services to and relationship beliefs of women who have been abused,...Read more

Paule McNicoll

Paule McNicoll

Associate Professor Emerita

phone604 822 1248 / 604 822 5026
location_on2080 West Mall Rm 133
B.A. (Philosophy) (1968) Collège des Jésuites, Québec City BSW (1968-71) Université Laval MSW (1978-79) University of British Columbia Ph. D. (1985-89) University of Washington Prior to joining the faculty in 1990, Paule McNicoll had 15 years of experience as a professional social worker i...Read more
Indigenous Advisor
Sessional Instructors

Nadia Kyba

Nadia Kyba, MSW, RSW, is an Instructor with the UBC School of Social Work where she teaches the 4th year Field Education Integrated Seminar. She completed her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and her Bachelor of Social Work at the University of Victoria, and her Master of Social Work at the Uni...Read more