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Dr John Oliffe

PhD, RN, MEd

Primary Research Focus:
Suicide Prevention

Works with:
UBC Men’s Health Research Program

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Dr. John Oliffe is a Professor and Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Men’s Health Promotion at the School of Nursing, University of British Columbia. As founder and lead investigator of UBC’s Men’s Health Research program, his work focuses on masculinities as it influences men’s health behaviours and illness management, and its impact on partners, families and overall life quality. Findings drawn from his research have informed a suite of men’s health interventions amid offering guidance to clinicians and researchers to advance men’s health promotion in the areas of psychosocial prostate cancer care, smoking cessation and male suicide prevention.

Research areas:
  • Adults
  • Target groups (CALD, LGBTI, Rural/remote, Lived experience)
  • Suicidal behaviour(suicidal ideation, suicidal risk, suicide attempt)
  • Mental health, mental ill health
  • Interventions
Available for:
  • Research opportunities
  • Funding
  • Innovative approaches to suicide prevention
  • Connecting with post-graduate candidates
  • Collaboration with Australian suicide prevention services, programs and resources
  • Support for discussions about suicide
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Dr John Oliffe

Primary Research Focus:
Suicide Prevention

Works with:
UBC Men’s Health Research Program

Learn more