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.
Dr. Jennifer Baumbusch, Professor and CIHR Chair in Sex and Gender Science, University of British Columbia
June 23, 2023
Co-creating a knowledge translation intervention with families in long-term care homes: insights and challenges
In recent years, co-creation (or co-production) with people with lived experience and care partners has become a prominent aspect of the research landscape and a growing expectation of research funders. There is a lot of variation in the degree to which research teams collaborate with people with lived experience and care partners.
In this session, Dr. Jennifer Baumbusch will share experiences from a co-creation project conducted in long-term care homes. As part of a knowledge-to-action project, family caregivers were integral team members who helped to develop and deliver a workshop series for family members of residents. Jennifer will talk about the successes and lessons learnt in this experience. She will also share strategies for successful co-creation based on this project.
After this webinar, the audience will be able to:
- Describe key characteristics of co-creation/co-production in a research study.
- Reflect upon aspects of co-creation that can contribute to discomfort, why these exist, and how to address them within research teams.
- Identify helpful strategies to fully integrate people with lived experience and care partners into the research process from start to finish.
Jennifer Baumbusch, RN, PhD, FAAN, FCAN is a professor and CIHR Chair in Sex and Gender Science at the University of British Columbia’s School of Nursing. Jennifer’s research and scholarship focuses on enhancing person- and family-centered care for older adults and people with lifelong disabilities. Her current research focuses on the impact of the pandemic on people living with dementia and their care partners, as well as children with medical complexity and their families. Jennifer is on the editorial boards of the Gerontologist and the Journal of Family Nursing, and is the associate editor of the International Journal of Older People Nursing. More information on Jennifer’s program of research is available at https://caregivingresearch.nursing.ubc.ca.