Wilson, Dr. Erin

Erin Wilson
PhD (UNBC), MSN (UBC), BN (University of Manitoba) Associate Professor
Email: Phone:
  • Prince George


Erin Wilson is a family nurse practitioner, rural health researcher and educator with a background in rural and remote practice. Erin currently works in the School of Nursing as an Assistant Professor and Coordinator for the MScN and RNCP programs. She holds an interdisciplinary PhD in Health Sciences and maintains clinical practice as a NP. Her research program focuses on strengthening rural health systems through partnered approaches to support delivery of high quality team-based primary health care in rural communities. Erin is active in provincial and national networks committed to nursing education and practice, she has published and presented nationally and internationally on topics related to team-based primary health care, the role of NPs, and promoting equity-oriented care.

Research and Expertise

Erin is interested in connecting clinical practice to the broader organizational environment to help shift processes, systems or structures to improve delivery of high quality primary health care. She is dedicated to supporting excellent nursing practice in rural settings through:

  • supporting integration of NPs in the health system
  • advancing understanding of interprofessional team-based care, including virtual teams
  • engaging patients and decision-makers in partnered research
  • examining practices through interpretive approaches, particularly philosophical hermeneutics
  • promoting equity-oriented approaches in health care settings

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

Rural, health, nursing, primary health care, team-based care, hermeneutics

Languages Spoken:
  • English
Currently accepting graduate students
Supervises in:
  • MScN Nursing
Available to be contacted by the media as a subject matter expert

Selected Publications

Varcoe, C., Browne, A., Bungay, V., Perrin, N., Wilson, E., Wathen, N., Byres, D., Price, R. (2022) Through an equity lens: Illuminating the relationships among social inequities, stigma and discrimination, and patient experiences of Emergency health care. International Journal of Health Services 52(2): 246-60.

Varcoe, C., Browne, A. J., Perrin, N., Wilson, E., Bungay, V., Byres, D., Wathen, N., Stones, C., Liao, C., Price, R. (2022). EQUIP Emergency: Can interventions to reduce racism, discrimination and stigma in EDs improve outcomes? BMC Health Services Research 22, 1113. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12913-022-08475-4

McCaffrey G., Wilson E., Jonatansdottir S., et al. But is It Hermeneutic Enough?: Reading for Methodological Salience in a Scoping Review of Hermeneutics and Implementation Science. International Journal of Qualitative Methods. January 2022. doi:10.1177/16094069211070408

Thomas, K., Browne, A.J., Jiao, S., Dooner, C., Wright, P., Slemon, A., Diederich, J., Wathen, C. N., Bungay, V., Wilson, E., Varcoe, C. Media Framing of Emergency Departments: A Call to Action for Nurses and Other Health Care Providers. BMC Nurs 20, 118 (2021). https://doi.org/10.1186/s12912-021-00606-2

Wilson, E., Pammett, R., McKenzie, F., & Bourque, H. (2021). Engagement of nurse practitioners in primary health care in northern British Columbia: A mixed-methods study. CMAJO 9(1), E288-E294. doi: 10.9778/cmajo.20200075

Martin-Misener, R., MacLeod, M. L. P., Wilson, E., Kosteniuk, J., Penz, K., Stewart, N. J., Olynick, J., & Karunanayake, C. (2020). The mosaic of primary care nurses in rural and remote Canada: Results from a national survey. Healthcare Policy 15(3), 63-75. doi: 10.12927/hcpol.2020.26130