Heather received her BSc in Biomechanics and worked in health promotion before obtaining her Bachelor of Nursing at U of C. Heather’s many years of pediatric emergency nursing have helped transition her into concussion research at the Alberta Children’s Hospital.
Heather develops and implements studies as well as seeing study patients. She is currently using rTMS to treat post-concussive symptoms in the rTMS study and helping rolling out the ICON study. Heather provides concussion education to emergency department staff and is working on a publication for same. Concussion clinic patients at ACH see Heather for research consultations in order to find best fit based on individual patient symptoms.
Heather acts as clinician, educator, regulatory specialist, patient advocate and study manager in developing and implementing current and future projects within and outside of the Integrated Concussion Research Program.
Most recently Heather has been working as the Research Coordinator for the Implementation of the MNCY Clinical Pathway for Acute Care of Pediatric Concussion: Uptake, Outcomes, and Health Care Impacts study.
Lab: Brain Injury in Children Research (BIRCh)
Supervisor: Keith Yeates