Studying KT: career paths for researchers and trainees
October 01, 2021
Dr. Lupin Battersby – Knowledge Mobilization Officer, SFU
Dr. Lynne Feehan – Knowledge Translation Lead, BC SUPPORT Unit; Clinical Associate Professor, UBC
Dr. Clayon Hamilton – Regional Practice Lead, Fraser Health; Adjunct Professor, SFU
Dr. Jasmin Ma – Assistant Professor, UBC
Are you a researcher or a trainee interested in building or advancing your career in KT research? Are you curious about tools and resources available to support your KT journey? Want to learn more about the competencies required for a KT career? We are here to help! Join us for a very special KT Connects panel series (part 1) on “Studying KT: Career paths for researchers and trainees” as our esteemed guests share their tips, experiences and resources to help build your career in KT research!
- Dr. Lupin Battersby (PhD) is SFU’s knowledge mobilization (KM) officer. She is responsible for achieving the goals of the SFU KM Hub, including providing training, expert consultations, and recognition of KM work. Her KM fire was sparked almost 20 years ago when holding two contracts, one as a clinical counsellor, the other a research assistant, she noticed first-hand the gap between research and practice. Since that time, she has worked in roles in and out of academia in health services, mental health, housing, aging, and patient engagement with a primary focus on the challenges and opportunities to mobilize research.
- Dr. Lynne Feehan (PhD, PT, CHT) is the knowledge translation lead at the BC SUPPORT Unit and clinical associate professor in the Department of Physical Therapy at UBC. She is a licensed physical therapist with a specialization in upper extremity rehabilitation, with over 40 years of clinical experience. She has two post-doctoral fellowships; including a CIHR funded KT project and a MSFHR post-doctoral fellowship in implementation science. Her research focus is in arthritis, bringing expertise in implementation practice informed by implementation science, objective measurement of physical activity and sleep, and meaningful engagement of stakeholders/patients in health research.
- Dr. Clayon Hamilton (PhD) is the regional practice lead in research and knowledge translation in long-term care at Fraser Health. He received post-doctoral training in health services and KT research at UBC after completing a PhD in Health and Rehabilitation Science at Western University. His current work seeks to advance the integration of scientific evidence in practice and the engagement of key stakeholders to improve the quality of care, life, and work-life in the long-term care sector. While at UBC, he led the development of tools to advance meaningful engagement of patients and family caregivers in research. Passionate about meaningful partnerships, Hamilton continues to lead and collaborate on projects to advance patient and family engagement not only in research, but also in health system decision-making more broadly.
- Dr. Jasmin Ma (PhD) is an assistant professor of teaching in the School of Kinesiology at UBC. Funded by CIHR, MSFHR and the Arthritis Society, she completed a Post-Doctoral Fellowship in in the Department of Physical Therapy at UBC and Arthritis Research Canada. She is focused on supporting strength training behaviour change and developing methods for tailored physical activity interventions among people with chronic disease and disability. Combining her research and role as a practicing kinesiologist (BCAK) and inclusive fitness trainer (ACSM), she works with clinicians and community members to provide physical activity participation opportunities for people with diverse physical abilities.
December 01, 2023
Leveraging arts-based methods in research dissemination: Partnering with community and using film to address HIV stigma
Leveraging arts-based methods such as film can be utilized for research dissemination. In this webinar, Dr. Angela Kaida, Juno Roche, and Azra Bhanji will discuss how they are using their film HIV Made Me Fabulous to help share HIV science to reduce stigma and discrimination.
HIV Made Me Fabulous is a 10-minute film that tells the personal story of Juno Roche, a writer, activist and trans woman, who has been living with HIV for over 25 years. Grounded in HIV science, the film examines issues related to HIV, intersectionality, and sexual health equity, and delivers these themes through embodied storytelling.
After this webinar, the audience will be able to:
- Understand the use of arts-based methods in research dissemination
- Understand the methods used to develop a dissemination strategy and measure its reach
- Understand the impacts of film as a knowledge translation tool to affect change
Dr. Angela Kaida is an epidemiologist and community-engaged researcher at Simon Fraser University where she is an SFU distinguished professor in the faculty of health sciences and the former Canada Research Chair in global perspectives on HIV and sexual and reproductive health. She leads a global research program focused on factors and environments that increase vulnerability or protect sexual and reproductive health in the context of HIV. Dr. Kaida works closely with community leaders and decision makers to integrate research evidence into health policy and programming attending to social and gender equity. As of January 2023, she is the scientific director of the CIHR Institute of Gender and Health.
Juno Roche is a writer and campaigner whose work around gender, sexuality, and trans lives has been funded by the likes of the Paul Hamlyn Foundation and described as ‘provocative, cutting edge and innovative’. She studied fine art and philosophy at Brighton and English literature at Sussex and writes for a wide range of publications. She has authored five books: Queer Sex, Trans Power, Gender Explorers, A Working-Class Family Ages Badly, and Roam: the search for happiness.
Azra Bhanji is a recent master of public health graduate from Simon Fraser University. She is currently the research co-ordinator for the short film HIV Made Me Fabulous. Azra also co-ordinates the Life and Love with HIV digital storytelling platform that shares experiences, disseminates scientific evidence and offers support for health and wellbeing among women living with HIV. She also has experience planning, organizing and implementing HIV and youth related programming in Kenya.