Spotlight on Shannon Scott: Empowering Parents through Research-Based Evidence
Dr. Shannon Scott uses the power of stories to ensure that up-to-date research on child health is placed in the hands of parents, families, healthcare professionals, and policy-makers.
Parents want to be involved in their children’s healthcare, and in order to be included, access to the latest research that is easy to understand has to be readily available.
Unfortunately, in Canada, this isn’t always the case.
Dr. Shannon Scott—Professor at the University of Alberta Faculty of Nursing, Canada Research Chair for Knowledge Translation in Child Health, and Stollery Science Lab Distinguished Researcher—is striving to improve health outcomes for Canadian children by directing the best available and relatable child health research where it matters most—into the hands of parents, families, healthcare professionals, and decision-makers. Her mantra to achieve this is simple: never underestimate the power of stories.
The ECHO research program is focused on improving health outcomes for children with acute health conditions through the application of the best available evidence — a process known as knowledge translation (KT).