CHEPA seminar presented by Maggie MacNeil: " Evaluating citizen and community engagement in the co-design of the EMBOLDEN intervention."


Start 15 September, 2021, 12 30 PM

End 1 30 PM

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Maggie MacNeil will present CHEPA’s first seminar of the new academic year virtually on Wednesday, Sept. 15 from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. on the topic: “Evaluating citizen and community engagement in the co-design of the EMBOLDEN intervention.”

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In her seminar, Maggie will discuss the implementation and impact of having older adults as research partners, based on systematic review findings. Based on her work with the EMBOLDEN trial (which aims to promote physical and community mobility of older adults living in Hamilton neighbourhoods with high health inequity), she will outline a participatory approach to evaluating the engagement of a Strategic Guiding Council (of older citizens and community service providers) who helped co-design the EMBOLDEN intervention.  

Maggie is a post-doctoral fellow in McMaster’s Department of Health Research Methods, Evidence and Impact (HEI). Her research interests include health policy, gerontology, health technology adoption, patient and public involvement in research and evaluation of engagement in research.

After completing her MA in Public Policy and Public Administration, Maggie worked as a policy analyst in the Minister of State for Seniors Support Unit, Employment and Social Development Canada. She completed her PhD in the School of Public Health and Health Systems at the University of Waterloo, and her doctoral work focused on policy issues surrounding the adoption of health technologies for Canadian older adults.

Her post-doctoral fellowship is focused on evaluating a community co-design initiative with older people and community health and social service providers.

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