My clinical background is clinical health psychology and before becoming a full-time researcher, I was a practicing psychologist. I am interested in psychosocial factors in chronic illnesses (such as multiple sclerosis) and acute and chronic musculoskeletal disorders (e.g., low back pain, whiplash-associated disorders). My methodological approach is largely longitudinal observational research. I focus on the use of primary (self-report) data through quantitative studies using self-report surveys and questionnaires (cohort studies), qualitative studies using individual interviews and mixed methods approaches.
In addition to creating new knowledge through conducting original studies, I am interested in synthesizing currently available evidence through systematic reviews (including best evidence synthesis methods) and in the process of translating the best available evidence into evidence-based and practically useful clinical practice guidelines (CPG's).
This can best be done through collaborative relationships among those producing evidence (researchers), those using the evidence in their clinical practice (health care practitioners), those involved in developing and implementing policy, and those receiving health care.
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Previous to joining the Department of Physical Therapy at the University of Alberta, Dr. Jones completed a Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)/Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research (AHFMR) Postdoctoral Fellowship in health-related quality of life. She received a New Investigator Award from the American Geriatrics Society for her postdoctoral work. She has and continues to practice clinically as a physical therapist.
Dr. Jones is a CIHR New Investigator (2006-2011) and AHFMR Population Health Investigator (2007-2014).
Dr. Rowe is a member of the Department of Emergency Medicine at the University of Alberta and a clinical Emergency Physician at the University of Alberta Hospital, both in Edmonton, Alberta. He obtained his MD from the University of Ottawa in 1984, and completed training in Family and Emergency Medicine at the University of Ottawa in 1987. Dr. Rowe’s research training is in Clinical Epidemiology from McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, and his interests include systematic reviews, clinical trials, airway diseases (asthma, COPD, community acquired pneumonia), and injury prevention. He was the Research Director of the Division/Department of Emergency Medicine from 1997 to 2012 and was appointed Professor in 2003.
In April of 2001 and 2006, Dr. Rowe was awarded a 21st Century Tier II Canada Research Chair in Emergency Airway Diseases, a salary award which runs for 5 years. In 2012, he was awarded a Tier I Canada Research Chair in Evidence-Based Emergency Medicine. Dr. Rowe contributes to the Airways Review Group (www.cochrane-airways.ac.uk) of the Cochrane Collaboration as a Co-editor and as an author and reviewer. Dr. Rowe is also the Chair of the CAEP Research Consortium, a network of Emergency Physicians with an interest in multi-centered research collaboration (www.caep.ca/rc). He is a Senior Associate Editor of the Canadian Journal of Emergency Medicine and the lead author of the text book entitled Evidence-Based Emergency Medicine. In 2010, he assumed the role of Associate Dean (Clinical Research) for the Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry. He is the recipient of numerous teaching and community service awards. Finally, he is cross-appointed in the School of Public Health at the University of Alberta.