CHILD-BRIGHT is proud to offer opportunities to help involve future generations of researchers, health professionals and leaders in patient-oriented work in Canada. Meet Shannon Morrison, one of our 2017 Summer Studentship recipients, and read her reflections on her time at CHILD-BRIGHT.
Name: Shannon Morrison
Studying: Master's (Social Work), McGill University
Focus of internship:
CHILD-BRIGHT Strongest Families Neurodevelopmental Project
"This summer I had the opportunity to not only learn about patient-oriented research through the CHILD-BRIGHT Student Fellowship but to also experience how this type of research is done through my involvement with CHILD-BRIGHT’s Strongest Families Neurodevelopmental Team.
The value of hearing feedback from families and patients who are able provide comments on the direction, goals, and methods of a project that are grounded in their lived experience has been undeniable. This experience will affect any future research endeavors.
I feel that I cannot proceed with future projects without thinking about who I should be talking to from the community where the research will be based and how to incorporate their thoughts and ideas into the project so that it can create outcomes that are meaningful and useful for their community. "