Research teams are organizational structures and a site for networked praxis. In this session, Dr. Mah will share practical examples of tools and strategies used by the lab to implement a skill development curriculum based on an academic year in a digital work environment. This session uses theory from public administration and the practice turn in social research as a foundation.
Dr. Catherine Mah, MD, FRCPC, Ph.D., Dalhousie University
Dr. Mah is Canada Research Chair in Promoting Healthy Populations and an Associate Professor in the School of Health Administration at Dalhousie University. She also holds appointments with the Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto and Saint Mary’s University. Dr. Mah directs the Food Policy Lab, a multidisciplinary program of research on the environmental and policy determinants of diet and consumption. Dr. Mah is an expert appointee to Canada’s federal Nutrition Science Advisory Committee reporting to Health Canada, and member of the inaugural Canadian Food Policy Advisory Council reporting to the federal Minister of Agriculture and Agri-food. Dr. Mah promotes community governance of and practitioner leadership in food systems and nutrition. In 2021, trainees in the lab held collectively 14 provincial doctoral research scholarships and two CIHR (doctoral and postdoctoral) awards.
Emily Jago, BComm, BA MKH
Emily Jago is the Research Manager at the Food Policy Lab in the School of Health Administration at Dalhousie University. She provides strategic and cross-project leadership as a chief of staff to lab members. In addition to her management role, Emily is project lead for Healthy Stores NL, funded by the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada, and Grocery Gateways, funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council. Emily supports the lab in learning about, from, and with each other to facilitate diverse training opportunities among the research team, including research staff and students.
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