With a background in social sciences research and communication, Rana Van Tuyl is passionate about working alongside organizations and communities to address complex challenges by connecting applied research with policy development and practice. A doctoral candidate in social sciences with Royal Roads University, Rana’s applied research interests explore social determinants of health; women’s health and pregnancy loss from miscarriage; and the intersection of equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) with mental health and psychological safety. She is also a research coordinator with the BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS, a Board director with the Nanaimo Brain Injury Society, and a workplace trainer at Vancouver Island University, supporting students with cognitive and developmental disabilities to gain employment through experiential learning and community partnerships. Rana holds a Master of Arts in Professional Communication from Royal Roads University and was awarded a research grant from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, Government of Canada for her research on industrial safety and factors that present barriers to reporting workplace incidents.
Social determinants of health; women’s health and pregnancy loss from miscarriage; the intersection of equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) with mental health and psychological safety; community-based and patient-oriented research approaches