Research Experience


scholarly communications lab

Qualitative analyst

Publishing, Simon Fraser University

2018 - Present

Focusing on the processes of Review, Promotion, & Tenure (RTP) in American and Canadian academic universities. The project’s goal is to inform positive institutional changes, and to promote diversity in research practices and outcomes.

Worked with project researchers to validate and check the reliability and robustness of qualitative research tools e.g. coding methodologies.

Leading the contextual analysis of RTP documents from North American universities by focusing on rhetorical strategies that institutions use to disincentivize and discourage non-tenured faculty in engaging in non-traditional/alternative forms of scholarship and knowledge dissemination


Literature on INUIT HOUSING

RESEARCH ASSISTANT

DEPARTMENT OF SOCIOLOGY & ANTHROPOLOGY,
SIMON FRASER UNIVERSITY

2017 - 2018

Wrote succinct summaries of selected academic quantitative and quantitative research on Inuit housing policies in lay language assessable to the public.

Created the entire project’s website through Adobe Experience Manager to disseminate research findings to the broader public.

Synthesized the project’s overall data through mind mapping, which assisted in identifying themes and topics for future academic publications.

Conducted academic literature reviews from multiple disciplines to help identify relevant research to help situate the project’s research and goals.


WORKERS IN AN AGING CITY: ELDERCARE LABOR MARKETS IN VANCOUVER AND SHANGHAI

RESEARCH ASSISTANT

DEPARTMENT OF LABOUR STUDIES,
SIMON FRASER UNIVERSITY

2017

Designed semi-structured interview guides that were conscientious of participants’ experiences in relation to the project’s goals.

Mapped out the different geographical locations through Google Maps of potential project stakeholders and places of recruitment for research participants. This work was vital in helping get the project started in Vancouver.

Conducted an academic literature review to help identify new and relevant research to better contextualize the project’s data.

Networked and attended community events to foster project connections and to recruit potential interview participants in Metro Vancouver.


PRE-ECLAMPSIA, ECLAMPSIA, MONITORING, PREVENTION & TREATMENT
(PRE-EMPT)

RESEARCH ASSISTANT

DEPARTMENT OF GYNAECOLOGY AND OBSTETRICS,
UNIVERSITY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA

2015 - 2017

Project managed and assisted in the development, execution, and ethics submission of a data collection mobile application to collect information on poor maternal outcomes in a hospital in Karachi, Pakistan.

Assisted the research manager and research coordinators in holding team members accountable for their deliverables and deadlines through regular communication.

Developed and managed the project’s major international research collaboration meeting, with 170 participants in London, United Kingdom with a budget of $500,000 CAD. Responsible for all aspects of the meeting: negotiation of vendor contracts, invitations, travel logistics, and catering. Stayed within the $250,000 CAD budget for the project’s 2015 meeting.

Maintained the project’s relationships with global maternal health advocacy groups, researchers, and experts, such as the World Health Organization and Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, through regular communication.

Analyzed qualitative interview data to contribute to the team’s academic publications on maternal health.

Collaborated with all project investigators and a graphic designer on the project’s annual report, which illustrates the progress and goals to stakeholders and funders, and the project’s upcoming plans.


Collaborated with and trained research assistants on the project’s qualitative and quantitative data collection techniques.

Triangulated quantitative and qualitative data on the New Westminster waterfront, waterfront labour and industry, through literature reviews, and reviews of primary and secondary documents.

Independently and collaboratively recruited and conducted a dozen semi-structured interviews with participants about their work histories and lived experiences along the New Westminster waterfront.

Transcribed, summarized, and analyzed oral history interviews, which were then incorporated in research publications and dissemination activities.

(RE)CLAIMING THE NEW WESTMINSTER WATERFRONT

RESEARCH ASSISTANT

DEPARTMENT OF URBAN STUDIES,
SIMON FRASER UNIVERSITY

2013 - 2015