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University of Alberta


University of Calgary


Touch of Freedom
CAM therapy provision

boards of directors

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CARE Program, Pediatrics, University of Alberta

  • Postdoctoral Fellow and Research Coordinator. Working on two projects: SPIRIT Extension for N-of-1 trials, including systematic review and international team of collaborators, and a cross-Canada survey of NDs and DCs about pediatric care education and practice.

University of British Columbia, BC Cancer Agency, joint research program: CAMEO

  • Project Director, 2008 to 2014. Great program! I continue to help out with article writing and the occasional website update.

University of Calgary

  • Research: CAM Outcomes tool database. Sept 2007 to Sept 2008
  • Teaching Assistant / Co-teacher: Health Research Methods. Jan to Apr 2008
  • Graduate Competencies Blueprint Project, Community Health Sciences. May 2007 to Sept 2008


  • Researcher: Sept 2006 to May 2011.
  • Deputy Registrar, Research & Credentials: Oct 2001 to Sept 2006.
  • Registrar: Oct 2000 to Oct 2001.

CAM Therapy Provision

Boards of Directors

  • ISCMR (Secretary, Executive Council): Oct 2014 to May 2018
  • AMTWP (Member at Large, Registrar): Aug 1999 to Oct 2001 .
  • Hellerwork International (Canadian Representative): September 1998 to June 2002
  • Hellerwork Canada (Member at Large: 1996 - 2003); (Chair): November 1997 to June 2001.
  • Alliance of Bodywork Practitioners of BC (founding member): 1996 to 1999.

Odds & ends

  • Practitioner at Vancouver Association for Survivors of Torture (I loved working here, great organization!) February 2001 to September 2002.
  • Writing websites: 1996 to 2005 (aside from family)
  • Gardening: an ongoing hobby. Ran a business for several years. Created, and chair of our Strata's Gardening Committee, since 2014.
  • Exhibition assistant: assistant to Tom Graff / tgx for numerous gallery spaces, shows, and exhibitions in Canada and Japan.
  • Eight work placements in chemistry & biochemestry laboratories during my BSc undergradute degree.


  • University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada. Post-doctoral Fellow. 2014-2016.
  • University of Calgary, Calgary, Canada. Masters, transferred to PhD Program. Graduated 2012.
  • Association Management and continuing education through membership in the Canadian Society of Association Executives
  • Northwest Hellerwork Training Program, Abbotsford, BC. Graduated August 1996. Continuing education in related therapy methods required for annual Hellerwork certification
  • University of Victoria, Victoria, Canada. Graduated May, 1994. BSc. in Chemistry-Biochemistry/microbiology, double major programme,
    with Chemistry Co-operative education experience.


  • Queen Elizabeth II (PhD) Scholarship (UofC)
  • Faculty of Graduate Studies Travel Award (UofC)
  • Graduate Competencies Development Grant (UofC)
  • Queen Elizabeth II (Masters) Scholarship (UofC)
  • Graduate Scholarship (UofC)
  • Retech Award (UVic)
  • Three NSERC Awards for UVic Co-op placements



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