There is much more to research than results – there are rich and fascinating stories to be told about how scientists discover a gap in knowledge, how they collaborate, why they choose to pursue a line of inquiry, or why a research user should care about their work.
@WomensResearch explores the latest in women's health research in British Columbia.
Hosted by the Women's Health Research Institute.
Episode 8: Analyzing online conversations
What are people saying about the COVID-19 pandemic?
In this episode Nicole Prestley speaks with Dr. Ahmed Al-Rawi, Dr. Julia Smith, and Maliha Saddiqi, members of the Gender + COVID-19 project at Simon Fraser University who are analyzing social media posts to get to the bottom of this question. Through machine learning and various research methods, their goal is to better understand how people discuss COVID-19 through a gendered lens.
Learn more about the Gender + COVID-19 project: https://www.sfu.ca/fhs/gendercovid.html
Episode 7: The World of Sex Research
In this episode three members of UBC Sexual Health Research demystify the world of sex research.
Episode 6: Impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on trainees
How has COVID-19 impacted trainees? In this episode, Dr. Angela Kaida speaks with Chenoa Cassidy-Matthews, Kalysha Closson, Kristina Jenei, Bethel Lulie, and Punit Virk about their experiences as graduate students in public health.
Learn more about the findings of our survey on the impacts of the pandemic on trainees in women's health: http://whri.org/our-research/covid19-trainee-survey/
Read "Challenges and opportunities for graduate students in public health during the COVID-19 pandemic": https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7272105/
Episode 5: Social Media
On this episode of @WomensResearch we hear from Nicole Prestley, Brynn Lavery, and Melissa Nelson, who share their insights into the uses of social media for disseminating research results and supporting knowledge translation work.
Learn more about the #DebunkingDesire campaign by searching the hashtag on Twitter or Instagram, or visit debunkingdesire.com. You can stay up to date with the campaign by following @UBCSHR on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.
Read the #ItsNotInYourHead campaign report: http://whri.org/its-not-in-your-head/
Learn more about influencer contracts: https://sproutsocial.com/glossary/influencer-marketing/
Episode 4: Virtual Leadership
In this episode of @WomensResearch, Nicole Prestley interviews Dr. Lori Brotto, Dr. Gina Ogilvie, and Heather Corcoran about navigating the unfamiliar terrain of leading an institute virtually.
Episode 3: Why women's health research?
In this episode, Dr. Arianne Albert, Senior Biostatistician, and Dr. Liisa Galea, Scientific Advisor, explore a loaded question: Why women's health research?
Dr. Albert + Dr. Galea's paper on sex difference research: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0091302219300822
Problems and Progress regarding Sex Bias and Omission in Neuroscience Research: https://www.eneuro.org/content/4/6/ENEURO.0278-17.2017
Dr. Galea's piece for Vice.com: https://www.vice.com/en_ca/article/j5wy7x/i-should-be-allowed-to-leave-men-out-of-my-studies
Beery AK, Zucker I (2011) Sex bias in neuroscience and biomedical research. Neurosci Biobehav Rev 35:565–572. doi:10.1016/j.neubiorev.2010.07.002 pmid:20620164
Dr. Albert on Twitter
Dr. Galea on Twitter