Community Consultation & Research

I specialize in qualitative and participatory research, using a multi-methodological approach that considers the perspectives of all those involved, and uses tools that will facilitate their participation. I have experience developing and using surveys, questionnaires, key informant interviews (in person and on the phone), focus groups, body and community mapping, World Cafés, interactive polling, and literature and service reviews. Recent research work includes: 

Community liaison with Quebec organizations, offering research and bilingualism support to the pan-Canadian community of practice of supervised drug consumption service providers, for the Dr. Peter AIDS Foundation (2017 – ongoing)

Research and content development for an online training on HIV treatment targeted to frontline community service providers, for CATIE (2018-2019)

Community consultation, cultural adaptation and development of the French Facilitation Guide for a series of workshop on inclusive spaces for Francophone LGBTQ2S+ immigrants and refugees, for the Positive Spaces Initiative of the Ontario Council of Agencies Serving Immigrants (OCASI) (2017-2018)

Research and content development for the website Digital Liaisons: Lessons learned from using social media and ICT in HIV work, for the Interagency Coalition on AIDS and Development (ICAD) (2016-2017)

Community consultation, cultural adaptation and development of the French online training on sexual violence and its impact on immigrants and refugees, for OCASI (2017)

Community consultation, cultural adaptation and development of the French Facilitation Guide for a series of workshops on accessible spaces for immigrants and refugees who are living with a disability, for OCASI’s Accessibility Project (2017)

Research and writing of the article In Search of the Invisible Man: Straight Men Living with HIV,  published in The Positive Side magazine (2015)

Community-based research project Women and HIV Testing in Canada: Barriers and Recommendations for Service Providers, for the Canadian AIDS Society (2010-2012)

PhD in Communication at the University of Calgary – (Re)Inserting Women’s Accounts into HIV Prevention in Ghana (click here to download the thesis as a PDF) (2006-2009)

Published book chapters in anthologies (2005)