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Laura C. Ball

Laura C. BallLaura C. BallMA, PhD ABD
Project Manager, Strategic Projects / Research Scholarship Awardee

Laura Ball actively provides support for the implementation of strategic projects at Waypoint, drawing on her expertise in project management, implementation science, knowledge translation and evaluation. Prior to working in the Strategic Project Management Office (SPMO), she was involved in knowledge translation (KT) and implementation science (IS) research for over 15 years.

Prior experience includes being on the “Diabetes Team” at the Centre for Studies in Family Medicine at the University of Western Ontario (now Western University), tasked with conducting research on new point-of-care decision support technologies, educational outreach, coaching, and awareness raising initiatives with physicians, patients, and the general public. In addition, she was part of the Law and Mental Health Program and the Centre for Addiction in Mental Health (CAMH), and was tasked with coordinating a provincial task force to establish evidence-based guidelines in forensic mental health. As well, she has conducted KT research for the Collaborative Learning and Performance Division of Defence Research and Development Canada (DRDC). Most recently, she conducted KT and IS research at Waypoint, and contributed her expertise in these areas to other activities, such as acting as the Chair of the Waypoint Research Institute’s “Momentum: Research Realized” Conference. She has also served as Contract Faculty in the Department of Psychology at York University, where she has taught both History of Psychology and Psychology of Women.

Ms. Ball is near completion of her PhD in the Department of Psychology, York University, where she also took her MA in 2008. She has a BA(Hons) from the University of Western Ontario. She holds a Knowledge Translation Professional Certificate, a Yellow Belt in LEAN/Six Sigma, a ProSci Change Management certificate, and is working towards becoming a Project Management Professional.

Keywords: knowledge translation, implementation science, health equity.

Research Interests

Knowledge translation/mobilization; implementation science; health equity; cultural safety; gender; evidence-informed decision-making; leadership; expert performance; creativity.


PubMed Publications

Google Scholar Publications

Gerow, R., Bold, G., Ball, L. C., Bazar, J., & Maracle, T. (2017, October, 4). Keys to our past series [6 video files]. Retrieved from

Ball, L. C., Cribbie, R. A., & Steele, J. R. (2013). Beyond gender differences: Using tests of equivalence to evaluate gender similarities. Psychology of Women Quarterly, 37(2), 147-154. doi:10.1177/0361684313480483

Rutherford, A., Vaughn-Blount, K., & Ball, L. C. (2010). Responsible opposition, disruptive voices: Science, social change, and the history of feminist psychology. Psychology of Women Quarterly, 34, 460-473. doi:10.1111/j.1471-6402.2010.01596.x


Student / Volunteer Opportunities

Laura welcomes students to contact her about opportunities. Each year, she supervises and mentors students and volunteers for the Waypoint Research Institute Annual Conference, and for her other active grants. 

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