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Jayne Pivik

Apriori Research


e: jayne.pivik@ubc.ca
w: www.aprioriresearch.com

Bio:

Dr. Jayne Pivik, a Community Psychologist who focuses on community/neighbourhood impacts on child and youth well-being, human-environment interactions, the engagement of children and youth in decisions that impact them, community asset mapping and community-based participatory research. "Community psychology deals with the relationships between the individual, communities and society and is based on an ecological perspective of person-environment compatibility (Rappaport, 1977). Community psychologists seek to understand and enhance the quality of life of individuals, communities and society through collaborative research and action (Dalton, Elias, & Wandersman, 2001) often taking a public health approach that is focused on prevention and early intervention". She received her Ph.D. from the University of Ottawa in 2004 and went on to a Postdoctoral Fellowship with The Human Early Learning Partnership at the University of British Columbia. Awards and scholarships received include: a four year graduate scholarship from the Social Sciences Humanities Research Council, an Award of Excellence and a Strategic Areas of Development Award from the University of Ottawa, an Award of Distinction from the Ottawa Council of Research in Innovation and a Community Research Fellowship from Educating Future Physicians of Ontario. In 2002, Dr. Pivik was commissioned to write a discussion paper for the Romonow Commission on the Future of Health Care in Canada entitled Practical Strategies for Involving Citizens in Health Care Decision-making. She has also completed a program evaluation and review for the Vancouver District School Board entitled: Promoting Literacy, Social-Emotional Learning and Parent Engagement in Inner City Schools: Combining Research Evidence and Experiential Knowledge. As well, Dr. Pivik completed a review for the BC Healthy Child Development Alliance entitled: Principles, Policy and Practice: Supporting Children with Special Needs in British Columbia and one for Ontario's Ministry of Health and Long Term Care entitled Program Evaluation of the Supporting Interdisciplinary Practice: The Family Physician/Nurse Practitioner Educational and Mentoring Program. Since 1986, Dr. Pivik has studied the impact of traumatic brain injuries, stress and coping, promoting inclusion and disability awareness, university-community collaborations and involving community voices in health and social service decision-making. See www.aprioriresearch.com for copies of publications.

Disability Health Area of Focus:

Inclusion for children with disabilities in communities and schools. Health policy for children with special needs.

Area of Expertise

Acquired disabilities Developmental disabilities Intellectual disabilities Other Visual disabilities

Occupation

Consultant Researcher

 

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