Assistant Professor Kathryn Sibley, Canada Research Chair in Integrated Knowledge Translation in Rehabilitation Sciences, is looking for enthusiastic and motivated research trainees at all levels to join her dynamic and growing team at the University of Manitoba.
Dr. Sibley studies the process of putting research into action in health and rehabilitation sciences – a new scholarly field called knowledge translation. Getting research results into everyday practices and policies is a long and painstaking process. We need better ways to move research from the bench to the bedside and into the community. Dr. Sibley works with the end-users of research to design and conduct research that identifies and closes gaps between research and real-world practice. By increasing the application and use of research evidence, her work will help improve the health, function, and quality of life of Canadians.
Trainees will be matched with a topic area of mutual interest to develop and conduct an independent research project. Projects range from applied knowledge translation topics in rehabilitation (primarily related to balance, mobility, and fall prevention); advancing
knowledge translation science in rehabilitation; and advancing the science and practice of partnerships between researchers and research users. Trainees will be exposed to multiple research methodologies and methods, including but not limited to systematic reviews and secondary data extraction, questionnaires, and qualitative interviews. Financial support from Dr. Sibley’s existing grants is available, however, students will be
expected to apply for competitive external scholarships (e.g. CIHR).
Candidates with foundational training in kinesiology, health sciences, rehabilitation or related fields will be most suited for these research opportunities. Students should be reliable, able to work independently (with guidance), and possess good interpersonal, organization and verbal/written communication skills. Previous research experience with human participants is an asset.
Dr. Sibley accepts graduate students through the Department of Community Health Sciences, Max Rady College of Medicine, Rady Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Manitoba. This training opportunity will be based in the Knowledge Translation Platform of the George and Fay Yee Centre for Healthcare Innovation, on the Bannatyne Campus of the University of Manitoba.
Interested applicants should email a cover letter, academic transcript, Curriculum Vitae or resume, and statement of research interests to Dr. Sibley at Kathryn.Sibley@umanitoba.ca.
Applications will be reviewed until a suitable candidate is identified. All applicants are thanked for their interest. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted. The application deadline for admission to the Fall 2019 Community Health Sciences graduate program is January 10, 2019.
Learn more about Dr. Sibley’s research
Learn more about knowledge translation
What We Mean When We Say “Knowledge Translation”