Alison Thompson, BN, MN, PhD Student, Graduate Research Assistant at ECHO
||I am a Nurse Practitioner and have worked with children and families in many diverse settings. In 2016, I started my PhD program, supervised by Dr Shannon Scott. My patient-oriented research aims to understand the experiences and information needs of parents caring for a child with functional constipation. My work builds on the knowledge of narrative-based interventions, while patient engagement will shape the development of a relevant, accessible, and evidence-based knowledge translation tool for parents with a child with functional constipation. My work as a research assistant has allowed me to participate in a variety of projects with the ECHO team. I am deeply thankful for the opportunity to expand and practice my research skills while collaborating with such a wonderful team of people.
- Women & Children’s Health Research Institute (2017-2019)
- Isobel Secord Graduate Scholarship (2016)
- Dr. Shirley Stinson Scholarship in Nursing History (2016)
- Huronia Nurse Practitioner Network Bursary (2016)
- University of Alberta PhD Recruitment Scholarship (2016)
- Province of Alberta Graduate Scholarship (2005)
- Jill E. Schneuker Fellowship in Nursing Sciences (2005)
- Don Mazankowski Graduate Scholarship (2004)
Little known fact: My favourite summer activity is having a hot sauna then jumping off the dock with my kids.
Alyson Campbell, RN, BScN, PhD student, Graduate Research Assistant at ECHO Research
||I began working with ECHO in the fall of 2016, as a Master's of Nursing student at the University of Alberta, under the advisement of Dr. Shannon Scott. Beginning in fall 2017, I will embark on my PhD studies. My future research focus will be aimed at developing and evaluating knowledge translation tools for parents and families within paediatric settings. My clinical background includes maternal-child care nursing on Prince Edward Island, and paediatric medicine at the Stollery Children's Hospital in Edmonton, Alberta. I am committed to involving myself in research practices aimed at improving health outcomes for children and families, and am excited for my future involvement here at ECHO!
- Canadian Nurse's Foundation Dr. Helen Preston Glass Fellowship (2017)
- University of Alberta Doctoral Recruitment Scholarship (2017)
- WCHRI Graduate Studentship (Stipend from Drs. Scott&Hartling CIHR Foundation Grant) (2017-2018)
- WCHRI Trainee Travel Grant (2017)
- University of Alberta Master's Recruitment Scholarship (2016)
- Don Mazankowski Graduate Scholarship in Nursing (2016)
Little known fact: I was born and raised on the east coast of Canada (Prince Edward Island). Beaches, potatoes and Anne of Green Gables will always be close to my heart!
Rachel Flynn, BScN, MScN, PhD Student at ECHO Research
||I began my doctoral studies at the Faculty of Nursing in Fall 2013. For my doctoral research I am conducting a realist investigation of Lean (a quality improvement management system) sustinability in pediatric healthcare. My research areas of interest are improvement science and implementation science. I am specifically interested in evaluating the sustainability of processes and interventions used to improve the quality of healthcare systems, using realist methodology. I have also worked as a research assistant at ECHO since 2012, gaining research experience on several nationally funded qualitative and mixed methods research grants.
- Institute for Healthcare Improvement Scholarship for Leadership & Organizing Change course (Aug. 2017)
- AIHS Clinician Fellowship (2015-2018)
- KT Canada STIHR Fellowship (2014-2015)
- Women & Children's Health Research Institute Graduate Studentship (2014-2015)
- Alberta Registered Nurses Educational Trust (ARNET) (2014) Kathleen Cahill Memorial Scholarship
- Faculty of Nursing Don Mazankowski Award (2014)
- Mike McDonnell Scholarship (2013)
- Stipend from Dr. Scott's Canada Research Chair, funded through the Faculty of Nursing, University of Alberta (2013-2014)
Little known fact: I was the 2013 Western Canada Rose ambassador for the Rose of Tralee International festival hosted in Ireland.
Salima Meherali, RN, BScN, PhD, Postdoctoral Fellow
||I started working with ECHO in January 2016, as Research assistant to further my research knowledge and experience in knowledge translation research. I completed my doctoral degree in June 2016. In September 2016 I started my postdoctoral training, co-supervised by Drs. Shannon Scott and Lisa Hartling. For my postdoctoral research project I am developing and evaluating the usability of innovative KT tools (white board video/infographics). Second, and significantly, I will also explore, document and evaluate a process of cultural adaptation of these tools, utilizing a health care site in Pakistan. I am specifically interested in to understand and evaluate the global impact of KT tools and to develop rigorous guidance for adapting KT tools for new cultures, countries and contexts.
Little known fact: I can play the flute.
- Faculty of Nursing, University of Alberta Postdoctoral Fellowship (2017)
- Graduate Tuition Remission, Faculty of Nursing, University of Alberta (2014)
- Sigma Theta Tau International, Mu Sigma Chapter Research Award (2014)
- International Student Scholarship, Faculty of Nursing, University of Alberta (2013)
- Alice R Thomas & Bryan Campbell-Hope International Graduate Scholarship (2013)
- Delta Kappa Gamma Society International (2011)
- Aga Khan Foundation Award( 2011)