Dr. Bev J. Holmes
As President & CEO of the Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research (MSFHR), Bev is focused on the funding, production and uptake of health research and health care-related evidence in British Columbia.
Her leadership and commitment to integrating these areas is evident in her work at MSFHR, as co-chair of the National Alliance of Provincial Health Research Organizations (NAPHRO), her lead role in developing the BC SUPPORT Unit, and serving as executive lead during the establishment of the BC Academic Health Science Network.
Since joining MSFHR in 2010, Bev has supported the Foundation through a period of organizational redesign, established MSFHR as a leader in knowledge translation, and supported the launch of a new suite of funding programs focused on developing, retaining, and recruiting BC health research talent.
Bev is an active and respected member of the health research community and is regularly called upon to publish and present internationally on health research funding, and how best to support the translation of research evidence into policy and practice.