Jayne Morrish is a mobilizer who works to ensure that research is being translated into practice outside of academia. As the Knowledge Mobilization Officer at Brock University’s Centre for Lifespan Development Research Jayne uses her magnetic and decisive personality to engage with various organizations around using Brock’s research in practice and policy. The focus of her work is on co-creating new knowledge and building strong connections with key partners locally, nationally and internationally. Knowledge mobilization is an emerging field that is becoming increasingly important across a variety of sectors and Jayne is incredibly excited to be a part of the group that is leading the charge toward evidence-informed research, policy and programming initiatives across Canada.
Jayne joined Brock University as a staff member in 2014, but has been a Badger since 2009 when she began her SSHRC funded Master’s Degree in Lifespan Development at Brock, where she focused on adolescent risk-taking as related to activity engagement. Prior to this Jayne obtained a Bachelors of Health degree from York University in Psychology and History and also holds the Knowledge Translation Professional Certificate from the University of Toronto and the Hospital for Sick Children. Before coming to Brock Jayne worked in the non-profit sector for over 5 years as Research Coordinator at Parachute and SMARTRISK, Canada’s national injury prevention organizations.
Jayne has received various awards for her academic work, including the Certificate of Academic Excellence from the Canadian Psychological Association for her Master’s thesis. Locally Jayne is working with Niagara Connects and the Learning Disabilities Association of Niagara Region as a board member to help move these important initiatives forward.