MIHE & ARMS Co-Hosted Invited Speaker Event: Dr. Amanda Sim
Oct 24, 2023
11:30AM to 12:30PM
Date(s) - 24/10/2023
11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Join us in-person for, “Thriving Together: Community-engaged research with refugee children and families in Hamilton, Ontario”, with Dr. Amanda Sim on Tuesday October 24, 2023 from 11:30-12:30 PM EST. Light refreshments will be provided.
About this event
Join us for our first MIHE/ARMS Seminar Series talk of the year with Dr. Amanda Sim!
Dr. Sim’s talk will discuss the methods and findings from community-engaged research with refugee families in Hamilton, Ontario. It aims to uncover their mental health needs, barriers to accessing care, and understand their preferences for mental health and well-being support.
Dr. Amanda Sim is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences and the Global Health graduate program. She completed a postdoctoral fellowship with Dr. Kathy Georgiades at the Offord Centre for Child Studies and holds a doctorate from the Department of Social Policy and Intervention at Oxford University, where she conducted research on the intergenerational transmission of war among Syrian refugees in Lebanon. Amanda has over 15 years of experience conducting research with children and families affected by war and forced displacement and has worked extensively throughout Asia and Africa. Her research is rooted in equitable community partnership and engagement aimed at promoting the mental health and well-being of families living in adversity.
When: October 24, 2023 between 11:30 and 12:30 PM EST
Where: L.R. Wilson Room 1003 (Community Room)
Register today: https://bit.ly/3rQaQiY
MIHE is a research institute at McMaster University that encourages new inter-disciplinary understandings of the social, economic, cultural, political and bio-physical forces that lead to health inequities.
Our goal is to investigate health inequities, and use research to achieve health equity, take leadership in encouraging evidence-based action on health inequities. MIHE develops a body of expertise in evidence focusing on reducing health inequity interventions, promoting health equity, and stimulate and support knowledge mobilization, student engagement and collaborative partnerships from local to global contexts.
ARMS takes a unique interdisciplinary approach to lead the way for advanced research on mental health from a social science perspective.