Sarah Richmond, Founder and Chair
I am a Post-Doctoral Fellow at York University and the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto. My research interests include sport and traffic injury prevention, specifically in the science and practice of implementing and evaluating injury prevention programs and policies. I am the founder of the CIPTN and currently act as the Chairperson. The CIPTN's aims are to provide training, networking, mentoring, and collaborative work opportunities for injury prevention trainees from across Canada and across disciplines. As Chair, my role is to govern, coordinate and lead the activities of the CIPTN in the interests of its members. We are always looking for ways to expand our team, so if you find yourself an enthusiastic and passionate trainee, interested in moving the field of injury prevention forward, please consider joining the CIPTN.
Amanda Black, Vice-Chair
I am a 4th year PhD candidate and Certified Athletic Therapist in the Sport Injury Prevention Research Centre at the University of Calgary. My research focuses on sport-related concussion in the youth ice hockey population. Specifically, how concussion education can increase knowledge, reshape beliefs and modify behaviours related to concussion prevention and management. I have a passion for evidence-based sport medicine, injury prevention and knowledge translation. As Vice Chair, my role is to support the Chair and all the members of the executive the board with their duties. Specifically, I assist with the strategic planning, grant applications, growth of the CIPTN and the organization of meetings when needed. This year the focus of my role was primarily around the development of the governance structure and operating procedures as well as assisting with recruitment for our trainee network.
Allison Ezzat, Professional Development Coordinator
I am a physiotherapist and a PhD student in the School of Population and Public Health at the University of British Columbia (UBC). My PhD thesis combines the fields of injury prevention and rehabilitation in mixed methods approach to examine the psychological consequences of knee injury in youth and young adults and the impact on their physical activity participation. As the Professional Development Coordinator, my role is to organize professional development opportunities for members of the CIPTN. I hope to be sending out a short survey to CIPTN members in the spring to learn about your needs and interests in this area.
Liraz Fridman, Communications/Recruitment Coordinator
I am a 3rd year PhD candidate in the Department of Kinesiology & Health Sciences at York University in Toronto. My research interests include sports-related child and youth injuries as well as injury policy and legislation. As one of your communications/recruitment coordinators my role is to develop and share content related to the activities of the CIPTN including current projects as well as future opportunities. I am also responsible for managing the CIPTN website and social networks. I hope that you consider becoming a part of our team and join today on our website.
Tessa Clemens, Communications/Recruitment Coordinator
I am a 4th year PhD candidate in Kinesiology and Health Science at York University in Toronto. My research interests include the epidemiology and prevention of drowning both in Canada and in low- and middle-income countries. The projects I am currently working on focus on understanding the burden and characteristics of non-fatal drowning and determining the association between municipal fencing by-laws for private backyard pools and drowning rates in children. As one of your communications/recruitment coordinators I work with Liraz to keep you informed on the activities of the CIPTN and how you can get involved. I am looking forward to collaborating with you on future CIPTN activities.