Sanders, Dr. Caroline

Dr. Caroline Sanders
PhD University of Central Lancashire UK, MBE, RN Associate Professor (on sabbatical)
Email: Website: Campus:
  • Prince George


Dr. Sanders, MBE is an Associate Professor in the School of Nursing at UNBC. Caroline moved to UNBC from the UK in 2016 where she undertook a postdoctoral National Institute Health Research (NIHR) fellowship. Research focuses on qualitative and mixed method approaches specifically, phenomenology, narrative inquiry, and participatory action research often framed within patient-oriented research. Clinical-academic research methods focus on rare disease as well as early childhood specifically focusing on the development and translation of knowledge across healthcare and community boundaries.

Research and Expertise

Research Fields:
  • Health
  • Health and Wellbeing
  • Rural Health Services
  • Youth
Areas of Expertise:

Qualitative methods, narrative inquiry, participatory action-orientated research methods, patient-oriented research, mixed methods, pediatric nursing, community pediatrics, rare disease - variations in sex development, pediatric urology and continence

Languages Spoken:
  • English
Not accepting graduate students
Available to be contacted by the media as a subject matter expert

Selected Publications

Leake, E., Koopmans, E & Sanders, C. (2020) Primary care provider’s involvement in caring for young adults with complex chronic conditions exiting pediatric care: An integrative literature review. Comprehensive Child and Adolescent Nursing. 19;1-22.doi: 10.1080/24694193.2020.1733707.

Webster, J., Sanders, C., Ricci, S., Kyle, T. & Carman, S (Eds.). (2019). Canadian Maternity and Pediatric Nursing 2nd Edition (pp.1432-1463). Philadelphia: Wolters Kluwer.Buckley BS, Sanders CD, Spineli L, Deng Q, Kwong JSW. (2019) Conservative interventions for treating functional daytime urinary incontinence in children. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. Issue 9. Art. No.: CD012367. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD012367.pub2.

Sanders, C., Breen-Reid, K & Scarisbrick, S. (2019). Canadian Pediatric Populations and Specific Challenges. Comprehensive Child and Adolescent Nursing, doi: 10.1080/24694193.2019.1650599

Sanders, C., Smith, D., Neill, S. & Jones, M. (2019). A local review of child death overview panels in the UK: Lessons for the future. Current Pediatric Research. Journal Child Health Care,

Sanders, C., Hall, J., Sanders, C., Dessens, A., Bryce, J., Callens, N., Cools, M., Kourime, M., Kyriakou, A., Springer, A., Audi, L., Balasamo, A., Iotova, V., Mladenov, V., Krawczynski, M., Nordenskjold, A,. Roza, M., Classhsen-van der Griten, H., Hiort, O., Riedl, S. & Ahmed, SF. (2018). Involving individuals with disorders of sex development and their parents in exploring new models of shared learning: Proceedings from A DSDnet COST action workshop. Sexual Development. 12, 225-231 doi: 10.1159/000490081.

Carter, B., Whittaker, K & Sanders, C. (2018). Evaluating a telehealth intervention for urinalysis monitoring in children with neurogenic bladder. Journal Child Health Care, 23(1), 45-62.

Sanders, C., Edwards, Z., & Keegan, K. (2017). Exploring stakeholder experiences of interprofessional teamwork in sex development outpatient clinics. Journal of Interprofessional Care, 31(3), 376-385

Ahmed, S. F., Achermann, J. C., Arlt, W., Balen, A., Conway, G., Edwards, Z., Elford, S., Hughes, IA., Izatt, L., Krone, N., Miles, HL., O’Toole, S., Perry, L., Sanders, C., Simmonds, M., Wallace, AM., Watt, A. & Willis, D. (2016). Society for Endocrinology UK guidance on the initial evaluation of an infant or an adolescent with a suspected disorder of sex development (Revised). Clinical endocrinology, 84(5), 771-788.

Sanders, C., Carter, B., & Lwin, R. (2015). Young women with a disorder of sex development: learning to share information with health professionals, friends and intimate partners about bodily differences and infertility. Journal of advanced nursing, 71(8), 1904-1913.