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"My goal is to develop a module focused on actions that mothers can take in providing essential care for their newborns"

Justine, PhD Student

A second year doctoral student in the PhD in Health program at Dalhousie University, Justine is part of the  Centre for Pediatric Pain Research at the IWK Health Centre and has worked as a Research Manager/ Coordinator as well as with Uganda Venture.

 

Justine is a recipient of the CIHR Frederick Banting and Charles Best Canada Graduate Scholarship (Doctoral Award), and the Canadian Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Scholarship (QES).

 

Supported by the QES, Justine travelled to Tanzania in the summer of 2017, where she worked as a research assistant with one of Dalhousie University's partner organizations. This opportunity allowed her to build the foundation for her PhD dissertation work aiming to improving mothers’ knowledge and skills related to newborn care.

 

Justine’s work builds on the extensive expertise of the MOM-LINC Lab, utilizing the power of mothers and families in improving newborn outcomes. Her work coincides with the MOM-LINC lab’s ongoing global work in Tanzania, India, and beyond.