Laura C. Ball

Laura BallLaura C. Ball (MA, PhD Cand.) is the Knowledge Translation and Implementation Coordinator for Waypoint Centre for Mental Health Care, and is a PhD candidate in Psychology at York University. She has done KT research since 2004, first for the “Diabetes Team” at the Centre for Studies in Family Medicine at Western University, and then again for the “Collaborative Learning and Performance” Division of Defense Research and Development Canada. In her current role at Waypoint, Laura supports the implementation of evidence-based practices across the hospital. She also coordinates the “Waypoint Talks” seminar series, and the Waypoint Research Institute’s annual conference.

Laura's research interests are driven by a strong social justice orientation, primarily influenced by feminist and post-colonial theory. Currently, she is focused on integrated knowledge translation as a method to promote the implementation of recovery-supportive, culturally safe interventions and assessments. Other research interests include gender, genius, and technologies of the self.

Research Interests

Knowledge translation; implementation science; health equity; cultural safety; gender; genius; technologies of the self

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