Seminar Series – September 2022


Diane Oickle, Dr. Lori Wozney

We could not have predicted this! Opportunistic and co-developed KT of digital equity products



Dr. Lori Wozney is the Scientific Lead in Mental Health and Addictions at IWK Health and co-lead for multiple national and international digital health research initiatives. As an embedded multidisciplinary scientist within the health system she aims to re-think legacy approaches to health service planning putting the focus back on patient-important outcomes, solving practical problems of service delivery, generating new evidence through co-designed research, and leveraging digital innovation equitably. She is based out of Halifax, Nova Scotia.



Dianne Oickle is a registered dietitian who has been working in the public health field for 23 years, including 16 years of frontline practice. Her passion for meaningful engagement of people with lived expertise of inequities to inform public health priorities drives her motivation. As a white settler cis-gendered woman, her work at NCCDH focuses on community engagement, mental health promotion, intersectoral practice, movement building and digital equity. Dianne earned a BSc at St. Francis Xavier University and an MSc at the University of Saskatchewan and has been with the NCCDH since 2014. She is based out of Antigonish, NS.



Learning objectives:

  1. Describe partnership as a fundamental KT component in a recent digital equity initiative
  2. Explore network building and organic approaches as essential elements of KT strategy
  3. Identify factors essential to build momentum and mobilize knowledge to multiple sectors on a national level


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