Ms. Nancy Poole, MA, PhD candidate
Ms. Nancy Poole, MA, PhD candidate, works with the British Columbia Centre of Excellence for Women’s Health and with BC Women’s Hospital on knowledge translation, network development, and research related to improving policy and service provision for women with substance use problems and addictions. Nancy is well known for her collaborative work on FASD-related research, training and policy initiatives with governments and organizations on local, provincial, national and international levels. She is the Lead of the Network Action Team on FASD Prevention from a Women’s Health Determinants Perspective for the CanFASD Research Network. She has edited two books – Becoming Trauma Informed (2012) and Highs and Lows: Canadian Perspectives on Women and Substance Use (2007) both published by the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health in Ontario Canada. Nancy is also known for leadership in piloting online participatory methods for knowledge generation and exchange, including virtual networks and communities of inquiry/practice.