Founder Director and Advisory Group Member
Associate Professor, Community Rehabilitation and Disability Studies, Department of Community Health Sciences, Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary
Dr. Nancy Marlett works with the PaCER Advisory Group, the University of Calgary, Health Researchers, Health Systems and Associations, Government Agencies and Communities to change patient roles and relationships in their health and health care. She believes the challenge is to build and spread training in patient research and leadership and to incubate new approaches to health research within a sustainable social enterprise that incorporates small business offerings, ongoing partnerships, and grants.
Nancy’s PhD was a grounded theory study of innovation and social change (United Kingdom). She has worked for the Canadian, Ontario and Alberta governments; non-profit organizations; private consulting and as a faculty member in Education and Medicine to study new social organizations and social movements. In these capacities, she has led and managed large-scale programs and projects including psychiatric hospital deinstitutionalization in Ontario, Director of Community Rehabilitation and Disability studies when distance education and communities of learners models were being created, policy development in health care and social services, educational reform to include students with profound disabilities, the future of Health Care (Rainbow Report) in Alberta, and international educational curriculum development.