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Knowledge Translation, Dissemination & Engagement Working Group

The Social Exposome Cluster has three working groups that bring together faculty members, trainees and staff. Each working group include members who have the relevant knowledge and skills in a particular area of strategic importance to the cluster as well as members who are interested in training and learning more about a particular area. The role of the working groups is to provide ideas, advice, expertise, and support to help the cluster achieve its mission and deliverables.

Mandate

Knowledge Translation and Dissemination

The Social Exposome Research Cluster is a leader in advancing knowledge across multiple groups in the community, by enabling a deep understanding and appreciation of the lasting influence of traditional & non-traditional social determinants of health. We achieve this by disseminating knowledge through diverse channels and strategies in order to create sustainable public impact and, subsequently, impactful policy changes.

Engagement

The Social Exposome Research Cluster creates and sustains a high level of engagement with our new and existing cluster members and the general community. We achieve this through meaningful collaborations and partnerships along the spectrum, from researchers, to community groups, to policy makers, locally and globally. Underrepresented groups & geographical areas, alongside children and youth, are key to our engagement

Goals

Knowledge Translation Goals

  1. Work with community partners to disseminate knowledge on the lasting influence of traditional and non-traditional social determinants of health across various groups including families, practitioners, educators, policy makers and the general public
  2. Create sustainable impact based on knowledge on the lasting influence of early-life social and environmental factors and experiences

Engagement Goals

  1. Increase and maintain engagement with new and existing cluster members/general public
  2. Increase engagement of children/youth and underrepresented groups and geographical areas

Together, the Knowledge Translation, Dissemination & Engagement Working Group created this word cloud below. It answers the question, "What does knowledge translation, dissemination and engagement mean to you as researchers?

upcoming meetings

The Knowledge Translation, Dissemination & Engagement Working Group meets on the 1rd Tuesday of every other month from 1 PM - 2 PM PT. Upcoming meeting dates are:

  • June 1, 2021
  • Aug. 3, 2021
  • Oct. 5, 2021
  • Dec. 7, 2021
  • Feb. 1, 2022

To receive a calendar invite for the meetings, email Ruanne Lai at ruanne.lai@bcchr.ca

Members

Faculty

Name Department Position Email
Dennis, Jessica Department of Medical Genetics Assistant Professor
Gadermann, Anne Human Early Learning Partnership Assistant Professor
Henderson, Sarah School of Population and Public Health Associate Professor, Senior Scientist, Environmental Health Services, BC Centre for Disease Control
Oberle, Eva Human Early Learning Partnership, School of Population and Public Health Assistant Professor
Van Jaarsveld, Danielle Division of Organizational Behaviour and Human Resources Professor

Trainees

Name Department Position Email
Cochrane, Kelsey Department of Food, Nutrition and Health PhD Student
Engelbrecht, Hannah-Ruth BC Children's Hospital Research Institute PhD Student
Hamden, Jordan Department of Zoology PhD Student
Leepile, Tebogo Department of Food, Nutrition and Health PhD Student
Littlejohn, Paula Department of Microbiology and Immunology PhD Student
Salehzadeh, Melody Department of Zoology PhD Student