PAN works with researchers from academic institutions, health authorities, and other agencies from across British Columbia and is grateful for their engagement in community-based research principles, mutual support for PAN studies and commitment to genuine partnerships.
Professor, School of Public Health and Social Policy, University of Victoria
Catherine Worthington, Ph.D., is a faculty member and Director of the School of Public Health and Social Policy at the University of Victoria. Cathy has a long history of collaboration with HIV communities in conducting community-based and participatory research. As a key partner in PAN’s Community-Based Research Program, Cathy is the co-lead (with PAN’s executive director Evin Jones) for the BC Core Team of the CIHR CBR Collaborative and CIHR Centre for REACH and is the academic lead of the Positive Living, Positive Homes community-based research study on HIV and housing in BC. To learn more about Cathy, view this Faces of UVic Research video and her presentation titled: Working Together: A Dialogue for Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal Research Partners.
To learn more about Cathy’s approach to research please read her “5 questions with…” blog post.
Assistant Professor, School of Nursing, University of Victoria
Principal Investigator: Making It Work Study
Dr. Clark is an assistant professor at the Faculty of Human and Social Development, School of Nursing at the University of Victoria, British Columbia. Nancy is an alumna of the Liu Institute for Global Issues at UBC and Intersections in Mental Health and Addiction Research Training with Canadian Institute of Health Research. Nancy’s research is informed by social justice, intersectionality and equity-oriented health policy. Critical ethnographic and community based participatory action research methods are used in her work with structurally vulnerable groups, including groups affected by displacement and intersections of mental health conditions including HIV.
PAN is also pleased to be able to support the next generation of researchers and public health professionals by hosting trainees through practicums and other learning opportunities.
MPH Practicum Student, UVIC – 2019
Joanna has been a nurse since 2009 and has spent the majority of her career living and working in Whitehorse, Yukon. Joanna is currently working on her second year of the Master of Public Health program at the University of Victoria and will be completing a practicum with the Pacific AIDS Network as part of that program from January to April 2019.
To learn more about Joanna’s approach to research please read her “5 questions with…” blog post.