Dr. Vivian R Ramsden, a Registered Nurse, is Professor & Director of the Research Division, Department of Academic Family Medicine at the University of Saskatchewan. She is also an Honorary Member of the College of Family Physicians of Canada.
As a participatory health researcher in primary health care settings, she is a passionate advocate of authentic engagement, co-creation and action research. Primary health care research also involves strategies to engage individuals, organizations and communities in identifying and addressing locally-relevant issues that impact health and wellness. Thus, in collaboration with several Indigenous communities in northern Saskatchewan and a number in South India, she is engaged in research that is co-created, co-designed, co-developed, co-presented and co-authored with the communities.