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KT Connects - Studying KT: career paths for researchers and trainees
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 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. Clayon Hamilton – Regional Practice Lead, Fraser Health & Adjunct Professor, Simon Fraser University
Dr. Jasmin Ma – Assistant Professor, University of British Columbia
Dr. Lupin Battersby – Knowledge Mobilization Officer, Simon Fraser University
Dr. Lynne Freehan – Knowledge Translation Lead, BC SUPPORT Unit & Clinical Associate Professor, University of British Columbia

Please share any questions/topics you would like our speakers to cover during the session via email (KT@msfhr.org) or the webinar registration page. Please note you will also have the opportunity to ask questions during the Q&A period!

Oct 1, 2021 12:00 PM in Vancouver

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Dr. Lupin Battersby (PhD)
Knowledge Mobilization Officer @Simon Fraser University
Dr. Lupin Battersby 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 Freehan (PhD, PT, CHT)
KT Lead and Clinical Associate Professor @BC SUPPORT Unit and University of British Columbia
Dr. Lynne Freehan is 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. Jasmin Ma (PhD)
Assistant Professor @University of British Columbia
Dr. Jasmin Ma is an assistant professor of teaching in the School of Kinesiology at UBC. Funded by CIHR, the 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. Clayon Hamilton (PhD)
Regional Practice Lead & Adjunct Professor @Fraser Health and Simon Fraser University
Dr. Clayon Hamilton is the Regional Practice Lead in Research and KT in Long-Term Care at Fraser Health Authority. 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, Dr. 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.