Our Team and Services

Our team connects researchers with patients and families and supports them to work together as partners throughout the research process. We provide training in Patient-Oriented Research, and help teams to translate their results into practice to improve care.

Tara McMillan

Manager, Patient and Public Research Engagement and Regional Centre Lead

Tara McMillan provides operational oversight for the Island Centre.

Taylor Hainstock

Leader, Patient and Public Research Engagement

Taylor Hainstock connects researchers and patient partners, and provides training and resources to everyone involved in patient-oriented research.

Uta Sboto-Frankenstein

Research Navigator

Uta Sboto-Frankenstein offers support for Patient-Oriented Research teams on the Mid- and North Island working on ethics and grant applications.

Heather Strosher

Knowledge Broker

Heather Strosher helps to integrate research into practice by working with research teams to define who they want to engage, how to do it, and what evidence to use.