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 13: Supporting Survivors of Abuse and Brain Injury through Research
This episode features Karen Mason, Dr. Paul van Donkelaar, and Quinn Boyle, interviewed by Dr. Kathryn Dewar.
TW: Please note that this episode discusses intimate partner violence and brain injury, and may be upsetting.
Learn more about the SOAR Project
Episode 12: Busting myths with Professor Timothy Caulfield
In this episode, Dr. Lori Brotto and Kate Wahl sit down with Professor Timothy Caulfield to discuss the role the research community can play in debunking pseudoscience.
ScienceUpFirst - Together Against Misinformation
Let’s Do Better: Public Representations of COVID-19 Science | The Royal Society of Canada (rsc-src.ca)
Episode 11: Helping Healthcare Providers to Break the Silence on Perinatal Violence in BC
Please note that this episode contains discussion of gender based violence, which may be triggering or upsetting.
In this episode, Drs. Jila Mirlashari, Ann Pederson, and Janet Lyons discuss their work which aims to understand barriers to and develop interventions for healthcare providers to address gender based violence in the perinatal period.
Learn more about this project: Gender-based violence during perinatal care: the experience of women and healthcare providers
Episode 10: Does women's interest in sex change with their menstrual cycle?
Dr. Jerilynn C. Prior, Dr. Shauna Correia, and Allison Macbeth discuss a recent publication from the Center for Menstrual Cycle and Ovulation Research, examining where and if women’s interest in sex peaks at any point in the menstrual cycle.
Learn more about CeMCOR, or check out their Daily Diaries.
Read Dr. Prior and Allison's publication
Episode 9: Kangaroo Care
"What is stopping us?"
Sarah Coutts, Alix Woldring, and Deb McLaren discuss kangaroo care, implementation science, and the future of care in British Columbia's neonatal intensive care units.
Learn more about kangaroo care: http://www.perinatalservicesbc.ca/health-professionals/professional-resources/kangaroo-care
Read about the first phase of this project: https://rdcu.be/cjK7B
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