Suzanne Campbell


Associate Professor

School of Nursing

Research focus:

Suzanne Campbell’s research is on innovative teaching methods, specifically on simulation pedagogy, and more recently, its use to enhance health communication. She is committed to mentoring the next generation of nurse leaders recognizing nursing’s role of developing knowledge, partnerships and collaboration in an interdisciplinary field of health sciences. Her expertise in lactation has included research in breastfeeding self-confidence, recurrent plugged ducts and hyperlactation. She is currently co-editor for the Fourth Edition of the Lactation Consultants’ Core Curriculum. Presently serving on the BC Lactation Consultant Association Board and part of a research team on Neo-Baby Friendly Hospital Initiatives (BFHI) in Brazil, she has worked to develop regional, national and international policies to protect, support and promote breastfeeding.

Prior to UBC:

Prior to her appointment as the Director of the UBC School of Nursing in 2012, Suzanne was a faculty member at the Fairfield University School of Nursing, serving as Interim Dean. Prior to that she was on faculty at the University of Connecticut, where she earned her BS and MS degrees in Nursing. She completed her PhD in Nursing at the University of Rhode Island and her post-graduate studies in the nursing program at Boston College, receiving her Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner Certificate. She is also an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (since 2002).


Suzanne received the American Journal of Nursing Book of the Year Award in 2013, for her co-edited text "Simulation Scenarios for Nursing Educators: Making it real" (2nd edition) and was recognized by the International Nursing Association for Clinical and Simulation Learning for the 2011 INACSL Excellence in the Academic Setting mentor award. She was elected a Member of the Nursing Academy of the National Academies of Practice (March 2011) and Leadership Program Fellow of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (2011-12).

Personal interests:

A relative newcomer to Vancouver and Canada, Suzanne is fluent in both American-English and Canadian-English. She enjoys spending free time exploring the Pacific Northwest, both hiking and biking, especially the UBC Endowment Lands and Pacific Spirit Park. She dearly cherishes time with her husband and two grown children and enjoys cooking in her spare time.

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