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!

Speaker bios:

  • 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.

Upcoming webinar

Dr. Lindsay Nettlefold, senior scientist with the Active Aging Research Team at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada

Dr. Sarah Munro, assistant professor, Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, University of British Columbia; knowledge translation program head, Centre for Health Evaluation and Outcome Science; co-director of the Contraception and Abortion Research team

Dr. Sonia Singh, hospitalist physician and osteoporosis consultant, Peace Arch Hospital


February 03, 2023

Implementation Science 101: What works in theory & practice for clinical interventions

Implementation science (IS) is the scientific study of methods and strategies that facilitate the uptake of evidence-based practice and research into regular use by practitioners and decision makers. This one-hour webinar will cover the ins and outs of IS, introducing theory and demonstrating practice with two case studies.

Dr. Lindsay Nettlefold will provide a brief introduction to IS, exploring what it is and why it is important. She will also define key terms and introduce important theories, models and frameworks that can be used to implement, scale-up and evaluate interventions.

Dr. Sarah Munro will present a hybrid effectiveness-implementation trial that involved embedding contraception shared decision-making tools in clinical practice.

Dr. Sonia Singh will present a multiple case study of the implementation and spread of an evidence-based model of care to prevent recurrent fractures in BC.

These examples will demonstrate the importance of understanding the implementation context when translating evidence-based tools into clinical care and illustrate the practical strategies for designing implementation science trials.

Join us February 3, 2023 at 12 p.m.

After this webinar, the audience will be able to:

  • Define implementation science and relevant terms.
  • Describe key theories, models and frameworks used to implement, scale and evaluate clinical interventions.
  • Illustrate the process through examples from two case studies.

The three presentations will run for 45 minutes with the final 15 minutes for questions.



Dr. Lindsay Nettlefold is a senior scientist with the Active Aging Research Team at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada. With a background in exercise physiology, Lindsay aims to support individuals of all ages and abilities to improve and maintain their physical and social health through physical activity. Lindsay’s research applies and evaluates principles of implementation and scale-up science to health-promoting interventions across settings (e.g. schools, communities) to maximize outcomes and positively impact population-level health. Lindsay is currently supporting implementation, scale-up and evaluation of Choose to Move, a choice-based physical activity program for older adults being scaled-up across British Columbia, Canada.

Dr. Sarah Munro is an assistant professor with the Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology at the University of British Columbia, the knowledge translation program head with the Centre for Health Evaluation and Outcome Sciences and co-director of the Contraception and Abortion Research team. Using qualitative and knowledge translation methods, she investigates the factors that influence implementation of evidence-based innovations in health services and systems. Her focus is on improving equity and access to sexual and reproductive health care for underserved populations. Her program of research is supported by a Michael Smith Health Research BC Scholar award and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research.

Dr. Sonia Singh is a hospitalist physician and osteoporosis consultant based at Peace Arch Hospital (PAH) in White Rock, British Columbia. She worked for 25 years as an emergency room (ER) physician and frequently cared for patients presenting with repeat fractures related to osteoporosis. Her ER experience highlighted for her that patients were not receiving the appropriate fracture prevention interventions after they had sustained their first low trauma fracture (a fracture due to minimal trauma or occurring spontaneously). In 2007, she spearheaded the opening of Fraser Health’s multi-disciplinary Healthy Bones Clinic at PAH. She leads a knowledge translation research team that started the first Fracture Liaison Service (FLS) in BC at PAH in 2015. FLS is a well-researched model of care designed to prevent repeat osteoporosis related fractures. In 2019, her team was awarded an Implementation Science Team grant from Michael Smith Health Research BC to scale up and spread this BC adapted FLS model to other hospitals in BC. Sonia holds a research fellowship from the PAH Foundation and holds academic appointments at the University of British Columbia and Simon Fraser University. She is a member of the Scientific Advisory Committee of Osteoporosis Canada, the co-chair of the International Fragility Fracture Network Special Interest Group in Secondary Fracture Prevention and the co-chair of the BC Coalition of Osteoporosis Physicians FLS Special Interest Group. Her awards include a Fraser Health Above and Beyond Award for Evidence Based Practice (2015) and an Osteoporosis Canada’s Community BackBone Award (2022).