Find out about our Research to Practice hubs generate new knowledge to help our patients, clients and residents.

What is a Research to Practice hub?

Research to Practice hubs are specialized research areas led by our researchers that are inter-disciplinary in nature and have significant grant funding. Their focus is on the transfer of research results to practice in the health authority. The transfer of research knowledge to practice benefits our patients, clients and residents.   

How many hubs are there?

Currently, we have four Research to Practice: critical care, neuroimaging, older adult and palliative care.

  • Critical care research at Royal Columbian Hospital is led by Dr. Steve Reynolds
  • Neuroimaging research at Surrey Memorial Hospital is led by Ryan D’Arcy, PhD
  • Older adult research is led by Fabio Feldman, PhD
  • Palliative care research is led by Dr. Neil Hilliard

What are the requirements to participate in a hub?

In order to participate in a hub, the research team must meet and include the following:

  • Fraser Health principal investigators funded by external funding agencies, such as the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, the Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research, WorkSafe BC, Vancouver Foundation, etc., a provincially or nationally funded research network or commercial sponsors.
  • Minimum of one academic member.
  • Have the official endorsement of a senior management lead for that program/site/service with written letters of support that indicate that the research activity is sustainable for a minimum of three years.
  • Develop a plan to transfer knowledge into practice.

How can I get involved?

Contact us if you are interested in getting involved.