health system planning knowledge translation methodological reporting mixed methods research pediatric obesity qualitative research
I am interested in the application of innovative approaches to promote positive health behaviors as well as the theoretical underpinnings of behavioral science pertaining to various health topics, such as children's lifestyle behaviors. I am also interested in the application of behavioral economics, such as nudge theory, across health-related topics.
I have worked in health system planning, with a focus on maternity care planning in rural and remote Alberta, and I currently work in public opinion research to address questions related to a variety of government priorities regarding the COVID-19 pandemic. I have experience with a wide-variety of methods, including mixed methods research, the use of focus groups and randomized controlled trials.
I have always been passionate about exploring novel methods of knowledge translation, and I'm particularly interested in evidence-informed policy at the provincial level. To achieve this, I am keen to work closely with the academic community and my fellow government colleagues.
PhD, University of Alberta, 2016
BA, University of Alberta, 2012
Graduate Studentship, Alberta Innovates, 2013
Graduate Studentship – Priority Announcement: Nutrition and Dietetic Research, Canadian Institutes of Health Research, 2013
Graduate Studentship, Women & Children’s Health Research Institute, 2013
Currently accepting practicum students.