Health Research Methods, Evidence, and Impact

Dr. Meredith Vanstone

Meredith Vanstone

BA (Hons) McMaster, PhD (Western)

Assistant Professor, Department of Health Research Methods, Evidence, and Impact

Member, Centre for Health Economics and Policy Analysis
McMaster University

Centre for Health Economics and Policy Analysis
CRL 205
1280 Main St. West
Hamilton, ON, L8S 4K1

905.525-9140 x 22113

Administrative Assistant: Terry Martens


Academic Interests

Dr. Vanstone's research takes a sociocultural perspective to health policy and health services research questions. Specific research interests include social and ethical issues in health technology assessment, health professional education, health policy, reproductive technology, and health information technology. Dr. Vanstone uses qualitative methodologies in her research, using both primary and secondary sources of data.

Dr. Vanstone is currently accepting students at the Master's level; interested potential students should forward a current CV and description of research interests by e-mail.

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Selected Publications

  1. Vanstone, M., King, C., deVrijer, B., Nisker, J. (2014). Non-Invasive Prenatal Testing: Ethics and Policy Considerations. Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology Canada. 36(6):515-526.
  2. Vanstone, M., Boesveld, S., Burrows, K. (2014). Integrating Physician Assistants into the Ontario Healthcare Workforce. Health Reform Observer. 2(1) Article 4
  3. Vanstone, M., Watling, C., Goldszmidt, M., Weijer, C., Lingard, L. (2014).   Resigned Professionalism? Non-Acute Inpatients and Resident Education.  Advances in Health Sciences Education. 10.1007/s10459-013-9486-0 e-pub ahead of print.
  4. Hibbert, K., Lingard, L., Vanstone, M., Kinsella, E.A., McKenzie, P.,  Pitman, A., Wilson, T. (2014). The quest for effective interdisciplinary graduate supervision: A critical narrative analysis. Canadian Journal of Higher Education, 44(2).
  5. Vanstone, M., Hibbert, K., Kinsella, E. A., McKenzie, P., Pitman, A., Lingard, L.  (2013). Interdisciplinary doctoral supervision: A scoping review.  Canadian Journal of Higher Education. 43(2):42-67. 
  6. Vanstone, M, Kinsella, A., Nisker, J. (2013) . Diseases, defects, abnormalities and conditions: Discursive tensions in prenatal screening. In Nash, M. (Ed.). Reframing Reproduction. Melbourne: Palgrave-MacMillan. (In Press).
  7. Vanstone, M., Kinsella, E.A., Nisker, J. (2012). Information Sharing to Promote Informed Choice in Prenatal Screening in the Spirit of the SOGC Clinical Practice Guideline: A proposal for an alternative model. Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology Canada. 34(3):269-275.  
  8. Lingard, L., Vanstone, M., Durrant, M., Fleming-Carroll, B., Lowe, M., Rashotte, J., Sinclair, L., Tallett, S. (2012). Leadership of interprofessional teams: Resolving conflicting messages for physicians. Academic Medicine. 87(12):1762-67.

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