Credits – Breast Cancer Module

The Research Team

Susan Law
Researcher, St. Mary’s Research Centre

Donna Stern
Oncologist, St. Mary’s Hospital

Ilja Ormel
Researcher, St. Mary’s Research Centre

Susan and Ilja conducted the interviews, did the analysis and prepared the material for the website. Donna provided the team with valuable medical advice and support.

Debbie Josephson
Family Physician, Clinical Advisor to the Health Experiences initiative
Debbie provided the team with valuable medical advice and support.

Tarek Hijal and Neil Kopek
Radiation Oncologists, Cedars Cancer Center
Tarek and Neil supported the research team by providing medical advice.

Martina Marien, William Langlais and Ally Moisan
Research Assistants
As research assistants Martina, William and Ally provided a wide variety of timely support. From technical assistance to textual correction as well as many other things.

Laura Hurley and Michael Bartellas
Graduate students in Applied Health Services Research
Laura and Michael conducted a sub-study on the website navigation and ease of use by patients and caregivers.

Learn more about the team on the Team page

The participants

“Stories matter. Many stories matter. Stories have been used to dispossess and to malign, but stories can also be used to empower and to humanize. Stories can break the dignity of a people, but stories can also repair that broken dignity.”
(Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie)

We would like to thank all the participants for their trust, time and willingness to share their experiences with us. Please go to the people page if you like to know more about them.

The expert advisory panel

The expert advisory panel met with the research time to discuss the progress of the project and to give their expert advice in relation to the research done.

Rosanna Faria
Clinical Psychologist at St. Mary’s Hospital

Anne Junneau
Patient Collaborator

Hinda Goodman
Survivorship Program Coordinator Hope & Cope, Jewish General Hospital

Karen Willis
Associate Dean, Learning and Teaching, Australian Catholic University

Monique Ferland
Patient collaborator

Other support

The St. Mary’s Hospital Foundation for their generous contribution and support for this project, particularly Cynda Heward, President and CEO, and the Women’s Health Champions of the Foundation Board.

The McGill Rossy Cancer Network for their generous financial contribution and support for this project.

Everyone at KnowledgeOne who has contribution to the design, development and realization of the healthexperiences website.

Céline Bailey for the translation of the written materials in French and English.

Elaine Parker and Colette Désilets for their transcription of the interviews.

The Health Experiences Research Group at the University of Oxford for their enthusiastic support and generosity in helping us to realize this project in Canada.

Last but not least everybody who has helped us recruit participants.

Supported by

St-Mary's Hospital Foundation


Rossy Cancer Network