Trish Roche

Patient Engagement Knowledge Broker, George & Fay Yee Centre for Healthcare Innovation (CHI); Knowledge Nudge Editor-in-Chief

Trish Roche

Patient Engagement Knowledge Broker, George & Fay Yee Centre for Healthcare Innovation (CHI); Knowledge Nudge Editor-in-Chief
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Biography

Trish Roche is a Patient Engagement Knowledge Broker with the George & Fay Yee Centre for Healthcare Innovation (CHI) in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. In her role, she helps connect people, projects, and evidence in health research with relevant stakeholders, including healthcare professionals, policy-makers, patients, and the public. From a practical perspective, this means building and maintaining relationships, identifying priorities for health research projects and implementation, and translating knowledge into a form that meets stakeholder needs. Particularly in her role as Editor-in-Chief of the KnowledgeNudge blog, Trish works to build capacity for researchers and stakeholders by developing relevant and accessible education and training materials for the practice of patient engagement and knowledge translation (which includes a publicly-accessible Patient Engagement Lunchtime Learning Series; KnowledgeNudge blog posts on patient engagement and knowledge translation; and online materials such as CHI’s Patient Engagement Budgeting Tool). Trish also works to advance the science of knowledge translation and patient engagement through multiple health research projects. On a personal level, Trish enjoys living a healthy lifestyle that balances work in health research with creative outlets such as abstract art (Facebook and Instagram); as well as physical activity that includes running, cycling, and powerlifting. Trish tries to live a simple and sustainable life and cherishes her partner, family, and friends. Her greatest hope in life is to inspire other women to be courageous, strong, and unafraid to harness and demonstrate their own personal power; and to use her own ‘power’ to create spaces where everyone feels included and heard.