Bev Holmes

Vice President, Research & Impact, Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research

Bev is Vice-President, Research & Impact at the Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research (MSFHR) where she is responsible for funding programs, strategic initiatives, impact analysis, and knowledge translation.  From February through October 2015, she is also serving as Interim Leader for BC`s SPOR SUPPORT Unit.  Bev received both her MA and PhD from SFU’s School of Communication, where she studied knowledge translation and health communication.  Prior to joining MSFHR in 2010, Bev spent 13 years as a health communications and KT consultant, researcher and writer.  She has also held communications management positions in several not-for-profit organizations including The Arthritis Society and United Way of the Lower Mainland.  Bev’s research interests are knowledge translation, discourse analysis, health communication, risk communication, and public involvement in health research.   She holds adjunct appointments at UBC`s School of Population and  at SFU’s Faculty of Health Sciences.