Making the Most of Mixed Methods: Dr. Erin Michalak Discusses Research on Bipolar Disorder

Wednesday April 17, 2024
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Dr. Erin Michalak is a Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at UBC, an Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Champion at the BC SUPPORT Unit, and Network Lead and Founder of CREST.BD: a research network focused on lived experience engagement in bipolar disorder research and knowledge exchange.

Erin gratefully settled in British Columbia in Canada in 2001, she carries her mother’s surname, Michalak, and is of Polish heritage on her grandfather’s side. Erin lives in Xwesam (Robert’s Creek) on the Sunshine Coast, which means “when the water bubbles” according to local Shishalh elders of the Coast Salish peoples. She lives there with her husband, an ever-growing collection of farm animals, and is a keen mushroom forager in the Fall.

Her educational background is in psychology, with a PhD from the University of Wales College of Medicine in the UK. Her research expertise lies in lived experience engagement in research, mental health, digital technologies, knowledge translation, and quality of life. She has published over 150 scientific articles and several books and has been awarded the 2018 CIHR Gold Leaf Prize for Transformation in Patient Engagement.

For this talk, ‘Making the Most of Mixed Methods’, we’ve asked Erin to describe her team’s approach to synergistically combining diverse mixed methods (e.g., quantitative, qualitative, community-based, integrated KT) and some lessons learned along the way.

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