October Alumni of the Month: Stephanie Glegg

Name: Stephanie Glegg

Program: Doctor of Philosophy in Rehabilitation Sciences (PhD)

Graduated: 2019

Dissertation: Strengthening networks to improve knowledge translation in paediatric healthcare.

How would you describe your research project in the UBC Rehabilitation Sciences program?

My doctoral research used social network analysis to examine how the patterns of connections among health care providers, researchers, and people who support knowledge translation impact the sharing and use of evidence in health care. This lens of looking at knowledge translation (or ‘moving evidence into action’) as a social process is often overlooked in the field. The ultimate goal of this work was to identify socially-driven strategies to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of evidence uptake to improve health services and health outcomes for children and their families.

Where and what is your current position?

I’m really excited to share that I’ve recently joined the UBC Department of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy in Vancouver as an Assistant Professor! I’ll be teaching in the Master of Occupational Therapy Program, and supervising Rehabilitation Sciences graduate students whose interests align with knowledge translation, implementation science, and health services research.

How do you like to spend your free time?

Much of my “free” time is spent parenting, and looking after our pandemic pup, Rolo. But when I can, I love to bake, and make music – I play the cello and sing in a duo called Rhythm & Cello, with a former OT classmate who also sings and plays acoustic guitar.

Congratulations Stephanie on being our featured Alumni of the Month for October! And welcome to the Rehabilitation Sciences program as a graduate supervisor!