Logan Lawrence is a PhD candidate in Dalhousie University’s PhD Health program. Although he received a BSc in Kinesiology from the University of Alberta, he followed his interests to Dalhousie in order to work with national experts in a supportive environment with strong ties to the health system. His research interests are in the field of Health Systems and Policy Research, and focus on how we can strengthen our health system through knowledge mobilization, evidence-informed decision making, and enhanced policy capacity. His doctoral research combines elements from health services research, political science, and knowledge translation to adapt and test a framework for health policy success. He plans to continue working in Nova Scotia's health system, helping to prioritize and answer health policy questions by balancing scientific rigour and the needs of policy makers.
Danielle Shin attained her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Dalhousie University and is currently working as a registered nurse at an emergency department and an inpatient mental health unit. She will be pursuing a master’s education under the supervision of Dr. Janet Curran. Danielle has a growing interest in research and is pleased to be part of the STIPC team.
Sydney Breneol is registered nurse with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Prince Edward Island. Before pursuing graduate studies, Sydney worked as a pediatric nurse in Prince Edward Island. Sydney is a doctoral candidate in Nursing program under the supervisor of Dr. Janet Curran. Her work seeks to explore the population of children with medical complexity in the Canadian Maritimes. Sydney’s doctoral research is supported by the Killam Trust Predoctoral Scholarship, Nova Scotia Health Research Foundation Scotia Scholar Award, Helen Watson Memorial Scholarship, IWK Health Centre’s Ruby Blois Doctoral Scholarship, Dalhousie School of Nursing, CIHR Doctoral Award and BRIC NS Student Research Award.
Dr. Andrea Bishop
Policy Development and Research Manager
Nova Scotia College of Pharmacists
Dr. Andrea Bishop is a Postdoctoral Fellow working with Dr. Janet Curran as part of her funded research program. Dr. Bishop completed her Interdisciplinary PhD at Dalhousie University exploring patient engagement in patient safety. Her PhD work was funded by a CIHR Doctoral Award and a NSHRF Studentship. She completed a postdoctoral fellowship at Saint Mary's University with Dr. Mark Fleming before joining us at the School of Nursing. Andrea's research interests include transitions of care and patient engagement in care. She will be developing expertise in knowledge translation research methods during her two-year postdoctoral work with the Strengthening Transitions in Pediatric Care Research Program.
Dr. Christine Cassidy
University of Ottawa and IWK Health Centre
Christine Cassidy is a registered nurse with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Prince Edward Island. She is currently enrolled in Dalhousie's PhD Nursing program under the supervision of Drs. Janet Curran and Audrey Steenbeek. Christine has experience in both public health and maternal/newborn nursing in Prince Edward Island, Halifax, and Kenya. Her doctoral work will use a Knowledge Translation approach to identify the barriers and facilitators of use of university sexual health services and design a theory and evidence-based intervention. Christine's research is funded by a CIHR Doctoral Research Award (2015). She is an Honorary Killam Scholar and NSHRF Scotia Scholar.