Research Program Manager, Quality Improvement & Participatory Research
Mona has been with St. Mary’s Research Centre since 2014. She graduated with an MA in Social and Cultural Anthropology from Concordia University in 2013. Mona has worked as a research assistant, project coordinator and qualitative researcher to support projects related to patient and healthcare staff experiences of care, the co-design of quality improvement projects, and producing self-care services and programs. She has also worked on a project to adapt women’s stories for an exciting new mobile application that will offer women who are preparing for breast cancer surgery access to the stories of other women with lived experience of breast cancer surgery.
- Impact on Research – MonaPatients in Mona’s project helped to improve information materials by indicating when and what patients want to learn.
- Challenging Experiences – MonaResearchers can plan their timeline appropriately to include patient partners, says Mona
- Looking forward – MonaIt appears to Mona that funding agencies are more aware of the importance of patient engagement
- Valuing contributions – MonaPatients in Mona’s research felt recognized but didn’t always want remuneration