The Application of Simulation-based Learning in a Bachelor of Social Work Course at Wilfrid Laurier University
Kathleen Gamble is a Research Co-coordinator in the Knowledge Translation Program at St. Michael's Hospital (Unity Health) in Toronto, ON and works primarily in the field of Global Health and Maternal Health.
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Intersectionality is a theoretical lens that recognizes that health is shaped and influenced by a multitude of overlapping factors such as race, class, income, education, age, sexuality, and ability. The benefit of adopting an intersectional approach to health research is that it provides an understanding of the issues that are closer to the lived experiences of marginalized populations. However, putting this theory into practice is often tricky, time-consuming and a bit messy!
By using the example of my current research in Global and Maternal health, and Knowledge Translation, I will demonstrate how theories of intersectionality can be implemented into the research practice using an Integrated Knowledge Translation approach (iKT) and then discuss why the relationship between Intersectionality and KT is an important one to consider when designing research projects.