What is your current role? Tell us a bit about your research

I currently teach at the university of Ottawa as a clinical prof and am starting my PhD in rehab sciences in September. As I am new to research, I would love to learn more about preprints and include this practice to my studies as much as possible.

Why did you choose to participate in the ASAPbio Fellows program?

My PhD supervisor recently introduced me to the concept of open science and preprints. I don’t know much about how the research world works yet as I am brand new to it but this program appears to fit very well with my mindset and I am eager to learn more about it.

What are you excited about in science communication?

I worked as a physiotherapist for 15 years and as a clinician, I found it frustrating to have limited access to recent research articles. I find it essential that healthcare workers be up to date in clinical practice guidelines (for example) in order to provide optimal patient care. I also generally believe on a larger scale that research practices should be more transparent. I think the public, healthcare workers and researchers would all benefit from a more open type of practice.

Ask me about….

In my free time, I love to crochet and do any type of physical activity. I am relatively new to travelling but am loving every minute of it and hope to discover other parts of the world.

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