Patrick Chiu

Council Chair

Patrick Chiu

Patrick is a registered nurse, consultant, and early-career researcher with expertise in policy and professional practice. He has held roles within professional associations, regulatory bodies, and government. His most recent roles include working in professional regulation as a Policy and Practice Consultant at the College of Registered Nurses of Alberta (CRNA), an Independent Consultant leading and supporting professional practice and health policy projects, an Assistant Lecturer within the Faculty of Nursing at the University of Alberta, and a Postdoctoral Researcher (Fellow) within the Faculty of Health Disciplines at Athabasca University focused on developing policy infrastructure to support the advancement of nursing and genomics.

Patrick’s scholarship focuses on policy advocacy, nursing organizations and governance, professional regulation, professional practice, and global health. His doctoral research titled ‘Strengthening the Policy Advocacy Functions of Professionals Associations’ focused on understanding the policy advocacy functions of professional nursing associations and the ways in which it can be improved to strengthen influence and impact.

Patrick holds a number of leadership roles nationally and globally including serving as a Liaison to the United Nations’ Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) for Sigma Theta Tau International, President of Mu Sigma Chapter, Chair of the Canadian Nurses Association’s (CNA) Professional Association and Membership Advisory Table, Member of the Editorial Advisory Board for the Canadian Nurse Digital Journal and Canadian Journal of Nursing Leadership, and Alumni Scholar of the International Council of Nurses’ (ICN) Global Nursing Leadership Institute.

Patrick completed his Bachelor of Science of Nursing degree from McMaster University, his Master of Public Health from Simon Fraser University, and his Doctor of Philosophy at the University of Alberta. He holds a Certified Global Nurse Consultant designation from CGFNS and ICN.