Partnering for meaningful impact in the spinal cord injury community

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Dr. Heather Gainforth, School of Health and Exercise Sciences, Faculty of Health and Social Development, University of British Columbia Okanagan

Dr. Heather Gainforth, has one simple question whenever she starts her research: “How can I help?”

In her work with the spinal cord injury (SCI) community, Dr. Gainforth conducts research she hopes will change how other research partnerships are done, by having them include more meaningful, real-world engagement with the communities who would benefit from the work.

“I’m interested in why people do what they do,” says Dr. Gainforth, an Associate Professor in UBCO’s School of Health and Exercise Sciences. “My work asks two questions: ‘How do you change behaviour?’ and ‘how do you do it in a way where the research ends up in the real world?’”

Read the full story here: UBC Okanagan News