Lisa Seto Nielsen

Assistant Professor

Locations / Contact Info:

310 Health, Nursing & Environmental Studies - HNES
Keele Campus
Phone: 4167362100 Ext. 22424

Email address(es):

Faculty & School/Dept.

Faculty of Health - School of Nursing


BScN - 2003
McMaster University
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

MN - 2005
University of Toronto
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

PhD - 2012
University of Toronto
Toronto, Ontario, Canad


Lisa Seto Nielsen is an Assistant Professor at the School of Nursing, York University. She completed her doctorate at the Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing, University of Toronto. Her doctoral dissertation explored the palliative home care experiences of Chinese immigrants with advanced cancer in the Greater Toronto Area. Her current work is examining the cancer and palliative care experiences of undocumented immigrants. Dr. Seto Nielsen’s research interests integrate the areas of palliative care, home care, death and dying, vulnerable groups, racialized immigrants, and the health care system. Her approach to research is informed by critical social theory, such as postcolonialism and intersectionality, and critical qualitative methodologies.


Currently available to supervise graduate students: Yes

Currently taking on work-study students, Graduate Assistants or Volunteers: Yes

Available to supervise undergraduate thesis projects: Not Indicated