Department of Language and Literacy Education, Faculty of Education, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
Laura obtained her PhD from the Department of Language and Literacy Education at UBC in 2014. Drawing on social theories, her dissertation work brought theoretical insights into how people make meaning around health information and how this process flows through interpersonal network communications. Following her PhD, Laura completed a nine month post-doctoral fellowship at the Centre for Health Education Scholarship, Faculty of Medicine, UBC.
Beginning July 2015, Laura has been an Assistant Professor in the Department of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy, Faculty of Medicine, UBC. Since this time, she has also held a concurrent appointment as a Scientist at the Centre for Health Education Scholarship, Faculty of Medicine, UBC.
Laura is the recipient of the prestigious Arthritis Society New Investigator Salary Award (2015-2018) in support of her study: “The Power of the Patient: Exploring Patient-Centered Care within Multidisciplinary Inflammatory Arthritis Teams”.
Outside of work Laura enjoys nature, music, and imaginative play with her son.
asthma, culture, educational materials, language, new immigrant population.