My program of research focuses upon health and wellness promotion in children with long-term conditions and disabilities. Topics include weight-management, body diversity, and sexuality. I have a particular interest in the use of strengths-based interventions to promote healthy lifestyles, such as solution-focused coaching. I am interested in how healthcare professionals, families and children talk about 'difficult' topics and create research-informed resources to support positive conversations.
Knowledge Translation Products:
- Fostering positive weight-related conversations: Evidence and real-life learnings from the heart of care. A Knowledge Translation Casebook for healthcare professionals. Available at: https://www.hollandbloorview.ca/research-education/bloorview-research-institute/research-centres-labs/weight-related-conversations
- Simulation videos for having weight-related conversations in healthcare. Immediate access by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
- Having body-positive conversations with children: A parent guide for confident conversations. Coming soon!