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BC SUPPORT Unit Island Centre

Our team connects researchers with patients and families and supports them to work together as partners throughout the research process. We provide training in patient-oriented research, and help teams to translate their results into practice to improve care.

Rebecca Barnes, Regional Centre Lead; Patient Engagement Lead

Rebecca provides operational oversight for the Island Centre.

Taylor Hainstock, Patient Research Liaison

Taylor connects researchers and patient partners, and provides training and resources to everyone involved in patient-oriented research.

Cheryl Armstrong and Uta Sboto-Frankenstein, Research Navigators

Cheryl and Uta offer support for patient-oriented research teams working on ethics and grant applications. Cheryl works with teams and regional partners on the South Island; Uta works with teams on the Mid- and North Island.

Jenny Cartwright, Knowledge Broker

Jenny helps to integrate research into practice by working with research teams to define who they want to engage, how to do it, and what evidence to use.