I completed my MA in Applied Language Studies in 2008 with a focus on writing studies. Soon after I began working as a research associate at the Health Law Institute at the University of Alberta. I applied the research skills and theory that I had gained during the MA program to conduct studies in the field of health law and science policy. In 2012, I joined the first cohort of the PhD in Applied Linguistics and Discourse Studies. For my PhD research I combined my interest in writing studies with my research experience in health law and science policy in a study of Eating Well with Canada’s Food Guide. I successfully defended my PhD in May 2016. I am now the Research and Evaluation Lead, Office of Educational and Faculty Development, Rady Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Manitoba. I am responsible for developing and conducting evaluation and research projects for the health sciences education programs, particularly medical education, at the university. The graduate programs in the School of Linguistics and Language Studies provided me with a strong methodological and theoretical background and the faculty and staff in the School of Linguistics and Language Studies were and continue to be extremely supportive as I pursue my continually evolving career goals.

(Last updated: 30 November, 2016)