Capacity Research Unit trainee Christina Chant has been awarded the Dr. Helen Preston Glass Fellowship for 5,000$ from the Canadian Nurses Foundation. For this fellowship, priority is given to students who focus on Primary Health Care. Christina was a natural candidate for the award given her 9 years of experience in Primary Care.
Most recently Christina has been devoting her time to her thesis work examining sex workers’ experiences of research participation. She is drawing on a sub-set of data from the Capacity Research Unit’s ‘Ethics Project’, to explore the potential harms and benefits associated with participants’ engagement using a relational ethics analytic framework. In her work, Christina is primarily interested in exploring how people who experience historical and ongoing violence experience research and their perspectives on whether or not researchers attend to the importance of trauma and violence informed approaches to research engagement.