Patricia Wakefield

Patricia Wakefield

Associate Professor

Health Policy & Management

Faculty

CONTACT INFORMATION

BIO

Professor Wakefield’s research interests include: consumer information search; decision making and coping; marketing and service delivery in health care; supportive care for patients; teams and their use in healthcare and academia. She has particular interests in health service delivery systems in mental health services and in addressing the needs of long term cancer survivors. Dissertation: Consumer Coping in Really High Risk, High Stress Settings: The Roles of Social Support in Complex Health Situations, examined the information seeking behaviour and social support systems of advanced stage head and neck cancer patients. She currently teaches courses at the graduate level in Health Care Marketing, Health Management Foundations, Introduction to Healthcare. She has also taught Marketing Research, SPSS Data Analysis, and Advertising and Promotion at both undergraduate and graduate levels. While a Doctoral student, she served as a Teaching Assistant (TA) in Kobe, Japan for MBA courses in Marketing Management and Operations Management as part of Boston University’s International Management Program; and provided tutorials to undergraduate and graduate students in statistical analysis using SPSS. Also at BU at the MBA level, she coached students on presentation skills and was TA for Field Studies in Non-Profit Management. She has extensive management experience in the man-made fibres industry and the energy services industry, and as a marketing consultant.

JOURNAL PUBLICATIONS

December 2012

Information Seeking For Making Evidence-informed Decisions: A Social Network Analysis On The Staff Of A Public Health Department In Canada

JOURNAL : BMC HEALTH SERVICES RESEARCH
CONTRIBUTORS: Reza Yousefi-nooraie, Maureen Dobbins, Melissa Brouwers, Patricia Wakefield
September 2012

Competing For Referrals For Cardiac Diagnostic Tests: What Do Family Physicians Really Want?

JOURNAL : JOURNAL OF MEDICAL IMAGING AND RADIATION SCIENCES
CONTRIBUTORS: Patricia A Wakefield, Glen E Randall, Jean-marie Fiala

OTHER PUBLICATIONS

March 2015

Competency Development To Meet Rural And Remote Mental Health Needs: A Case Study Of Child And Youth Mental Health Policy In Yukon, Canada

CONFERENCE : JOURNAL OF MENTAL HEALTH POLICY AND ECONOMICS

CONTRIBUTORS: G Mulvale, S Kutcher, M Fast, J Winkup, G Randall, P Wakefield, C Longo, J Abelson