Colleen Cuthbert

Dr. Colleen Cuthbert, PhD

Positions

Assistant Professor

Faculty of Nursing, Faculty

Adjunct Assistant Professor

Cumming School of Medicine, Department of Oncology

Assistant Professor

Cumming School of Medicine, Department of Community Health Sciences

Member

Arnie Charbonneau Cancer Institute

Full Member

O'Brien Institute for Public Health

Contact information

Web presence

Phone number

Office: 403.220.6198

Location

Office: PF3207

For media enquiries, contact

Karen Cook, Director, Communications

Office: +1.403.220.4361
Email: kcook@ucalgary.ca
Twitter: @ucalgarynursing

Currently accepting PhD students and post-doctoral fellows. Contact me directly by email to make an appointment.

Background

Educational Background

PhD University of Calgary, 2017

MN University of Calgary, 2008

NP University of Calgary, 2008

BN University of Calgary, 2006

Biography

Dr. Cuthbert is a clinician scientist with clinical practice experience as a nurse practitioner in oncology. Her clinical practice largely focused on follow-up care and symptom management with a keen interest in survivorship issues. Dr. Cuthbert is an assistant professor in the Faculty of Nursing at the University of Calgary and an adjunct assistant professor in the Cumming School of Medicine, Department of Oncology. She holds a Tier II Canada Research Chair in patient and family centered cancer survivorship.

As a health services researcher, Dr. Cuthbert is focused on evaluating biopsychosocial health needs and health outcomes of cancer survivors. Using multiple research methods (quantitative and qualitative), her program of research includes patient-oriented research approaches, integrated knowledge translation strategies, qualitative research, and the use of administrative health data sets. Dr. Cuthbert’s goal is to ultimately improve health and well-being in cancer survivors and their families by developing innovative approaches to survivorship care.

Research

Areas of Research

Area of Focus
  • Cancer Survivorship
  • Health Services Research
  • Knowledge Translation
  • Implementation Science
Summary of Research

Dr. Colleen Cuthbert has worked in Oncology as a Nurse Practitioner since 2008. Her clinical practice is largely focused on follow-up care and symptom management in a variety of solid malignancies with a keen interest in survivorship issues. She has extensive experience with colorectal cancer patients. Dr. Cuthbert is also an assistant professor in the Faculty of Nursing at the University of Calgary. As a health services researcher, Dr. Cuthbert is focused on evaluating health needs and health outcomes of cancer survivors to inform models of care to meet survivors needs. Using multiple research methods, her program of research includes patient-oriented research approaches, integrated knowledge translation strategies, qualitative research, and the use of administrative health data sets to ultimately improve health and wellbeing in cancer survivors and their families. Dr. Cuthbert is currently working on a national study with patient partners to identify priorities for future research about colorectal cancer. She also has ongoing projects related to patient reported outcomes and self-management in cancer survivors.

Participation in university strategic initiatives

Courses

Course number Course title Semester
NURS 621 SEC 01 S01 Quant Designs & Analysis 2020