Dr. Elizabeth Mansfield
Liz is a qualitative researcher and sociologist who brings skills and experience in intersectionality gender studies, mental health advocacy, implementation science and arts-based methods to her current participatory research program in Peel region. Collaborating with community members and partners, Liz supports research engaging inclusive and innovative practices to develop actionable local knowledge informed by the lived experience of members from diverse communities. Participating in strengths-based, inclusive initiatives, community members share their observations and insights through visual narrative methods such as digital storytelling and photovoice. Working collaboratively throughout the research cycle, initiatives leveraging local knowledge help inform the co-design of health and social care policies, practice and service innovations while building networks and community capacity for social change.