Dr. Elizabeth Mansfield

Position: Scientist
Degrees: BA, MSc, PhD
Keywords: Qualitative research; visual participatory methods; intersectionality studies; mental health; community-based research; co-design; lived experience research; health services; sociology; implementation science
Publications: Implementing integrated care pilot projects in hospital settings – an exploration of disruptive practices; Making sense of symptoms, clinicians and systems: a qualitative evaluation of a facilitated support group for patients with medically unexplained symptoms; • Patient and Family Caregiver Experience with a Collaborative Care Pilot Project to Support Seniors Managing Multi-Morbidity in a Primary Care Setting; • Physicians’ accounts of frontline tensions when implementing pilot projects to improve primary care; • Walking in the shoes of caregivers of children with obesity: supporting caregivers in paediatric weight management; https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/?term=Elizabeth+Mansfield, PubMed
Other: Assistant Professor, Department of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy, University of Toronto
Categories: Science, Scientific Staff

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.

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