I’m interested in health research, practice and policy and committed to integrating these areas for better health and health care.

I am currently President & CEO of the Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research and chair of the National Alliance of Provincial Health Research Organizations (NAPHRO).

Before MSFHR, I was a health communications and knowledge translation consultant, researcher, writer and communications director. I remain an active member of the health research community and regularly publish and present internationally on how best to support the translation of research evidence into policy and practice, especially from a funder’s perspective.

I received my MA and PhD from SFU’s School of Communication. My research interests include knowledge translation, discourse analysis, health communication, risk communication, and public involvement in health research.

phone: 6047146600
1285 West Broadway
Vancouver, B.C.
Teaching commitments vary at SPPH.