Women's College Research Institute

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Gillian Hanley, PhD

Adjunct Scientist, Women's College Research Institute
Assistant Professor, University of British Columbia
Associate Scientist, Centre for Clinical Epidemiology and Evaluation, Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute

Gillian Hanley obtained her BSc at Dalhousie University where she did a combined Honours in Biology and Economics, followed by a MA at McMaster University in Economics with a concentration in health economics. More recently, she completed her doctorate studies at UBC in the School of Population and Public Health. Her research focus combines her substantive interest in women’s health with her training in economics, health services research, and epidemiology to answer questions related to gynecologic cancer, primarily ovarian cancer prevention, as well as healthy reproduction and pregnancy.

Select Awards

  • CIHR New Investigator Award
  • Canadian Cancer Society Research Institute Capacity Development Award


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PhD, University of British Columbia

MA, McMaster University

BSc, Dalhousie University

Areas of Interest

Ovarian Cancer Prevention

Prescription drug use during pregnancy

Health reproduction and pregnancy

  • Fully affiliated with:
  • University of Toronto

  • A member of:
  • Council of Academic Hospitals of Ontario (CAHO)