Rehab Rounds: Janet Parsons

Janet Parsons from St. Michael’s Hospital presents “Film-based research methods and rehabilitation science: New tools for inquiry, knowledge translation and public engagement” on Thursday, February 3, 2011 from 12-1pm. This event takes place at the room 132 of the Rehabilitation Sciences Building, 500 University Avenue.

Janet Parsons is a physiotherapist and research scientist based at the Applied Health Research Centre, Keenan Research Centre, Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute of St. Michael’s Hospital and Assistant Professor in the Department of Physical Therapy, University of Toronto. She practiced clinically in Toronto academic teaching hospitals for 18 years, working primarily in the areas of critical care and surgical oncology. She received both her MSc and PhD from the Institute of Medical Science, University of Toronto. Janet is experienced in narrative and film-based qualitative research methods and is involved in numerous projects applying these techniques. Her research interests include the design and implementation of qualitative research and evaluation techniques, in particular those using arts-based methods. She has extensive experience in applied clinical research on a variety of topic areas (e.g. cancer, return to work, marginalization, neighbourhoods and health, rehabilitation, drug policy and utilization). Dr. Parsons completed a postdoctoral fellowship focusing on the health of marginalized populations in a CIHR-STIHR program at the Centre for Research on Inner City Health at St. Michael’s Hospital. Along with her colleague Jim Lavery she is actively developing a new film-based research method (Brokered Dialogue) for studying controversial social and health care issues.

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A recording of this presentation is available.

A PDF of this slideshow is available.