BRIC NS Student Seminar Series – July 2020

The BRIC NS Student Seminar Series is an opportunity for students to present their completed or in-progress research. Presenters cover a wide range of topics and disciplines, with the common thread of primary and integrated health care research running throughout. Everyone is welcome! For more information, contact:

When: Wednesday, July 15th, 2020 12:30-1:45pm ADT
Where: N/A – This session will take place remotely only
Join Online:
Join by Phone: +1 438 809 7799 Canada
Meeting ID: 884 8213 8215#
The seminar will cover two topics:

Mel Keddy will present “How do healthcare teams support patient self-management?: A new approach to understand who is doing what”
Stephen Seviour will present “A Survey of the Self-Reported Mental Wellness of Graduate Students at Dalhousie University”

About the Speakers:

Mel received her BSc in Physiotherapy from Sao Camilo University Center, Sao Paulo, Brazil, and her MSc from the University of Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil. Mel is currently in her third year of the PhD in Health at Dalhousie University. She previously worked both in research and as a physiotherapist with patients with chronic conditions. She is interested in, and has focused her research on, self-management, multimorbidity, outcome measures and implementation science. Outside of work she enjoys travelling with her family and going for walks with her dog.
Stephen Seviour is currently completing his Master of Arts in Health Promotion at Dalhousie University, where he is studying the mental wellness of Dalhousie graduate students. Stephen also attended the University of Prince Edward Island for his Bachelor of Science degree, majoring in biology and minoring in psychology. Stephen’s general research interests include mental wellness, the stigma of mental illness, and mental health help-seeking attitudes. After his masters, Stephen hopes to attend medical school and use his knowledge and lived experience to continue to break down the stigma of mental illness and reduce the barriers to treatment.

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