Heather Gainforth

Dr. Heather Gainforth is an ICORD principal investigator, associate professor at UBC Okanagan, and a Michael Smith Health Research BC Scholar. Completing her MSc and PhD in kinesiology at Queen’s University, Heather completed her post-doctoral research at University College London in the Centre for Behaviour Heather leads the Applied Behaviour Change Lab within UBC Okanagan’s CFI-funded Centre for Health Behaviour Change. Her research program aims to investigate how evidence-based behaviour change research is applied in the real world and to advance the science and practice of integrated knowledge translation (IKT). Heather leads the research partnership that co-developed the first integrated knowledge translation (IKT) guiding principles for conducting and disseminating spinal cord injury (SCI) research in partnership (www.iktprinciples.com).