(SPHERU faculty featured in U of R magazine, Discourse

May 9, 2017

SPHERU faculty Dr. Bonnie Jeffery, Dr. Tom McIntosh and Dr. Shanthi Johnson were featured in a story in the latest issue of Discourse. The three weighed in on how to achieve health research with impact and value.
SPHERU faculty Dr. Bonnie Jeffery, Dr. Tom McIntosh and Dr. Shanthi Johnson were featured in a story in the latest issue of Discourse. The three weighed in on how to achieve health research with impact and value.
Three SPHERU research faculty were featured in the latest issue of Discourse, University of Regina’s research magazine.

Dr. Bonnie Jeffery, Dr. Tom McIntosh and Dr. Shanthi Johnson weighed in on how to achieve health research with an impact on the local community and across the country.

In the feature piece, Dr. Jeffery notes that research projects throughout her career has involved community members at every stage.

“To me, it makes sense that if you want to do research that has an impact at the community level, then you work with the people there and they help define what the issues are,” Jeffery says. “Then they tell us how they need that information so they can actually use it.”

The story also highlights a couple of current projects for SPHERU, including reducing social isolation for seniors in rural parts of the province and Dr. Johnson’s work with the Regina Qu’Appelle Health Region to prevent falls by creating an exercise program for older adults living on their own.

Dr. McIntosh noted that health research project can be more than an “interesting experiment.” He noted the questions that arise from looking to moving research projects forward, possibly extending to other regions.  He added that researchers are becoming more interested in the outcomes of their work and the value and impacts it could have economically.

Check out the entire feature story here


 

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