Community Consultation & Research

I specialize in qualitative and participatory research, as well as processes to engage communities who are traditionally excluded from the world of research. I employ a multi-methodological approach that is rooted in participatory principles. I have vast experience developing and using surveys, questionnaires, key informant interviews and focus groups (in person and remotely), body and community mapping, World Cafés, interactive polling, literature and document reviews, and a variety of other creative research and consultative tools. Recent research work includes: 

Community consultation and development of a community engagement plan for the Montréal sans hépatite C project, to help put in place the foundations for the equitable and meaningful participation of community members and organizations in all aspects of this inter-disciplinary research and implementation initiative, spearheaded by Dr. Marina Klein at the McGill University Health Centre – MUHC (2020).

Review of francophone academic and grey literature, and key informant interviews carried out to support the All.Can project Optimizing entry into Canadian cancer care systems, led by Tina Sahay of the Health Promotion Consulting Group (2020).

Research and content development for an online training on HIV treatment targeted to frontline community service providers, for CATIE – Canada’s source for HIV and hepatitis C information (2018-2019).

Community consultation, cultural adaptation and development of the French facilitator’s guide for a series of workshop on creating 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, key informant interviews 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 facilitator’s guide for a series of workshops on creating accessible spaces for immigrants and refugees who are living with a disability, for OCASI’s Accessibility Project (2017).

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).