EPID@Work, Associate Director and Lakehead Professor, Dr. Kathryn Sinden, developing resources to support firefighter mental health during COVID-19

The Canadian Institutes of Health Research has awarded Lakehead University's Dr. Kathryn Sinden with a $49,968 Knowledge Synthesis COVID-19 rapid response grant to spend six months developing resources to support the mental health of firefighters working during COVID-19.  

Click here for the full story:   https://www.lakeheadu.ca/about/news-and-events/news/archive/2020/node/56840

Recent Publication: EPID@Work Director, Dr. Vicki Kristman, contributing author for Editorial: An Update and Looking Ahead for the Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation

Editorial - Published: 26 May 2020

An Update and Looking Ahead for the Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation

Douglas P. GrossPatricia A. Findley & Vicki L. Kristman

EPID@Work Member & Lakehead professor’s research could prevent burnout in health-care workers fighting COVID-19

Research undertaken by EPID@Work member, Salimur Choudhury, could help prevent burnout in more than a million health-care workers around the world as they assist patients who have become ill with COVID-19.

“Workforce shortage is the number one problem in health care globally,” said Dr. Salimur Choudhury, an Assistant Professor in Computer Science at Lakehead University whose graduate student Mahzabeen Emu was recently awarded a $15,000 Mitacs research internship for the next four months.

Read more: https://www.lakeheadu.ca/about/news-and-events/news/archive/2020/node/56676

EPID@Work Research Associate, Robyn O'Loughlin, is highlighted by Carleton University

Ms. Robyn O’Loughlin is a PhD Candidate in Legal Studies and a Research Associate with EPID@Work.  As part of her graduate work, Ms. O'Loughlin is researching the effects of Ontario’s anti-bullying framework under the Education Act in regard to so-called bullying behaviours. 

An indepth look at her graduate work can be found in this article by Carleton University:    https://gradstudents.carleton.ca/2020/grad-research-bullying-and-racism-of-indigenous-students-in-northern-ontario/

EPID@Work Presents Research at St. Joseph's Care Group Centre for Applied Health Research

For over 15 years, this Research Showcase has become the premier annual venue for the dissemination of research relevant to the health of Northwestern Ontarians.   EPID@Work has the following research projects on display:

Characteristics and Needs of Persons Admitted to an Inpatient Psychiatric Hospital with Worker's Safety and Insurance Board Coverage. Grace Herring, MHSc Candidate, Lynn Martin PhD, Vicki Kristman PhD

View the Safety in the Characteristics and Needs of Persons Poster

Understanding labour force participation, work productivity, and disability in the Indigenous context. Vicki L. Kristman PhD, Audrey Gilbeau, Grace Herring MHSc Candidate

View the Understanding labour force participation, work productivity, and disability in the Indigenous context Poster

Safety in the Workplace: Responses from Nokiiwin Tribal Council Community Members. Robyn A. O’Loughlin PhD Candidate, Audrey Gilbeau, Vicki L. Kristman PhD

View the Safety in the Workplace Poster

Grace presenting her work at the event

Robyn presenting her work at the event

Vicki, Robyn and Grace presenting research at St. Joseph's Care Group Centre for Applied Health Research

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