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There is much more to research than results – there are rich and fascinating stories to be told about how scientists discover a gap in knowledge, how they collaborate, why they choose to pursue a line of inquiry, or why a research user should care about their work. @WomensResearch explores the lates… read more

24 Episodes | 2020 - 2023

Episode 24 | A xennial, millennial, and zillennial talk the Tok

January 27th, 2023


In this episode, Nicole Prestley and Melissa Nelson chat with Brynn Lavery (Communications Coordinator, UBC Sexual Health Research) about ways that …

Episode 23 | Let's talk about it: Undoing stigma and advancing gender equity in medicine with Tori Ford of Medical Herstory

January 5th, 2023


Tori Ford, Founder and Executive Director of Medical Herstory, talks with Nicole Prestley, Knowledge Translation Manager, and Melissa Nelson, …

Episode 22 | Where animation and knowledge translation collide: whiteboard videos as a tool for promoting health information

December 1st, 2022


Nicole Prestley, Knowledge Translation Manager, sits down with Dr. Astrid Christoffersen-Deb, AJ Murray, and Sarah Heng Hartse to talk about their …

Episode 21: Checking in with Dr. Nikki Salmond and Dwayne Tucker

September 1st, 2022


In this episode, Dr. Angela Kaida chats with Dr. Nikki Salmond and Dwayne Tucker, recipients of our 2021 Graduate and Fellowship Research Awards in Women's Health. 

Our 2022 competition is live, with applications due on

Episode 20: How can we make digital health more equitable?

August 8th, 2022


In this episode, Candice Taguibao chats with Dr. Caroline Figueroa, Dr. Gina Ogilvie, and Dr. Roopan Gill about digital health, equity, and …

Episode 19: Exploring arts-based knowledge translation with the HIV Made Me Fabulous team

July 29th, 2022


HIV Made Me Fabulous is a short film produced through the Faculty of Health Sciences at Simon Fraser University. This episode explores the …

Episode 18: Reproductive mental health

May 4th, 2022


In honour of World Maternal Mental Health day, Dr. Kathryn Dewar spoke with Dr. Catriona Hippman and Claire Lawrence about their research and …

Episode 17: GOSH x @WomensResearch

April 7th, 2022


Melissa Nelson sits down with Nicole Keay and Stephanie Lam, co-hosts of the Gynecologic Oncology Sharing Hub (or GOSH) podcast to discuss their …

Episode 16: In conversation with Dr. Jennifer Gardy

March 4th, 2022


Dr. Angela Kaida sits down with Dr. Jennifer Gardy to discuss her journey, from research with the BC Centre for Disease Control, to her path to …

Episode 15: Women's Heart Health

February 8th, 2022


Nicole Prestley interviews Dr. Tara Sedlak and Dr. Natasha Prodan-Bhalla on their research, practice, and advocacy to support women's heart health.

Episode 14: SmartMom

November 23rd, 2021


This episode is led by Candice Taguibao, Digital Health Manager at the Women’s Health Research Institute, and features Dr. Patti Janssen, Shaina Pennington, Nadia Fourik, Randi Parsons, and David Puddicombe. 
Learn more …

Episode 13: Supporting Survivors of Abuse and Brain Injury through Research

October 7th, 2021


This episode features Karen Mason, Dr. Paul van Donkelaar, and Quinn Boyle, interviewed by Dr. Kathryn Dewar. 

TW: Please note that this episode …

Episode 12: Busting myths with Professor Timothy Caulfield

September 1st, 2021


In this episode, Dr. Lori Brotto and Kate Wahl sit down with Professor Timothy Caulfield to discuss the role the research community can play in …

Episode 11: Helping Healthcare Providers to Break the Silence on Perinatal Violence in BC

August 12th, 2021


Please note that this episode contains discussion of gender based violence, which may be triggering or upsetting.

In this episode, Drs. Jila …

Episode 10: Does women's interest in sex change with their menstrual cycle?

July 1st, 2021


Dr. Jerilynn C. Prior, Dr. Shauna Correia, and Allison Macbeth discuss a recent publication from the Center for Menstrual Cycle and Ovulation …

Episode 9: Kangaroo Care

May 6th, 2021


"What is stopping us?"

Sarah Coutts, Alix Woldring, and Deb McLaren discuss kangaroo care, implementation science, and the future of care in British …

Episode 8: Analyzing online conversations

February 4th, 2021


What are people saying about the COVID-19 pandemic?

In this episode Nicole Prestley speaks with Dr. Ahmed Al-Rawi, Dr. Julia Smith, and Maliha …

Episode 7: The World of Sex Research

December 22nd, 2020


In this episode three members of UBC Sexual Health Research demystify the world of sex research.

Episode 6: Impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on trainees

October 22nd, 2020


How has COVID-19 impacted trainees? In this episode, Dr. Angela Kaida speaks with Chenoa Cassidy-Matthews, Kalysha Closson, Kristina Jenei, Bethel …

Episode 5: Social Media

September 2nd, 2020


On this episode of @WomensResearch we hear from Nicole Prestley, Brynn Lavery, and Melissa Nelson, who share their insights into the uses of social …

Episode 4: Virtual Leadership

July 7th, 2020


In this episode of @WomensResearch, Nicole Prestley interviews Dr. Lori Brotto, Dr. Gina Ogilvie, and Heather Corcoran about navigating the …

Episode 3: Why women's health research?

May 28th, 2020


In this episode, Dr. Arianne Albert, Senior Biostatistician, and Dr. Liisa Galea, Scientific Advisor, explore a loaded question: Why women's health research?


Dr. Albert + Dr. Galea's paper on sex …

Episode 2: Fighting misinformation online

April 20th, 2020


With COVID-19 changing so many aspects of our lives, knowing how to identify and combat health misinformation online is an increasingly important skill. 

In this episode, Dr. Beth Payne and Dr. Robine Donken explore the …

Introducing @WomensResearch

March 4th, 2020


In the first episode of @WomensResearch we're exploring the topic of Knowledge Translation with Nicole Prestley, Manager of Research + Knowledge …

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