Impact & Outreach

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In 2020 I was featured as the guest scientist on Music for PhDs, an art project disguised as a podcast hosted by the fascinating Sunita LeGallou. Check out the website to learn more about Season 1, see the paintings, and read the show notes! Find it on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you get your podcast fix!

In 2019 I received a scholarship from NSERC to be part of the Beakerhead Science Communication Residency, held at the beautiful Banff Centre for the Arts. Fabulous faculty included Jay Ingram, Mary Anne Moser, John Rennie, and Samantha Yammine (aka Science Sam).

In 2018 I stepped into the role of Knowledge Broker for the Canadian Task Force on Preventive Healthcare, a national organization that produces evidence-based guidelines to inform primary care. Stakeholder partnerships, guideline endorsements, and patient engagement in development were all part of this role.

I enjoy collaborating and engaging with partners working in the arts, education, healthcare, and family services sectors. I have been interviewed by media outlets including the Toronto Star and the CBC, and my work has been featured in the New York Times, the Pacific Standard, the CBC, and in several regional newspapers and personal blogs.

I have acted as a research consultant for numerous independent organizations, including nationwide research on behalf of Orchestras Canada, and for the Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra’s hpoGO program. I am available through the Experts on Demand service at Virtual Researchers on Call, and my videos on YouTube have more than 25 000 views. They include a video abstract for a peer-reviewed publication, a TEDx talk, a public lecture, and my award-winning three-minute thesis (3MT).

Finally, I enjoy public outreach and speaking to members of the general public. I have given more than two dozen public lectures, including talks for new parents, university alumni, corporate employees, and residents in seniors homes.