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Interdisciplinary Research




To support the IWK research mission to:

  • Bring together care, research, teaching and advocacy for the best possible results.
  • Be global leaders in research and knowledge sharing.



  • Promoting and supporting research excellence
  • Building research capacity among individuals and teams
  • Providing research education, expertise, and support to the IWK Health Centre and our research and academic partners.




The Interdisciplinary Research Team (IDR) consists of a team of consulting scientists who report directly to the Vice President Research, along with administrative support. The team provides research support and mentoring to all health centre staff and trainees across all disciplines.


Research Education Programs

To read more about the IDR Education Programs and workshops, click here.



We are located in the Research Services Office (R2036 and R2037) on the main floor of the IWK Goldbloom Pavilion. If you would like to be added to our mailing list to receive details about educational opportunities please contact us at idr@iwk.nshealth.ca



Research Rounds


Come see where research is heading at the IWK, ask questions, and be a part of the discussion.

When? The first Thursday of every month.

Where? Rounds will be held in the new Cineplex O.E. Smith Theatre on the main floor of the Children’s building at the IWK from 7:45-8:30 AM.

Come to this exciting new series of talks hosted by Research Services. Each month, a clinician-researcher from the health centre will present their research. This discussion will be appropriate to an audience with a wide range of backgrounds. We encourage fellow clinicians, researchers, administrative staff, managers, and the public to attend.


Click here for full details about our upcoming Research Rounds. 



Congratulations to the winners of the 2016 Interdisciplinary Research Poster Competition 

On November 24, 2016 the Interdisciplinary Research Team and Research Services hosted a poster competition. Thank you to everyone who participated.

(Left to Right: Dr. Jill Hatchette, Jaimie Carrier  - 3rd Place, Travis Stenerson - 2nd Place, Rukevwe Erhende – 1st Place) 


Comprehensive Research Education Online (CREO)

Please find information about the program in a flyer here or visit the site at www.creohealtheducation.ca


Grant Application Review

Whether you are a first time applicant or experienced researcher, a review of your grant application may provide valuable insights prior to submission.  Our consulting scientists welcome the opportunity to assist you by reviewing your application and providing relevant feedback.  Please ensure you contact us well in advance of the submission date to allow adequate time for a thorough review.


Consultation Services

Interdisciplinary Research is pleased to offer consulting services to individuals or groups.  Our two experienced consulting scientists, Drs. Jill Hatchette and Amy Grant are available to provide direct assistance with your research needs.  We provide guidance for all stages of the research process, for both qualitative and quantitative methods.



Jill E. Hatchette, Consulting Scientist
Interdisciplinary Research 
Dr. Richard B. Goldbloom Research and Clinical Care Pavilion
IWK Health Centre
5850/5980 University Avenue P.O. Box 9700
Halifax, Nova Scotia B3K 6R8
(902) 470-8717 (Phone)
(902) 470-6767 (Fax)


Amy Grant, Consulting Scientist
Interdisciplinary Research 
Dr. Richard B. Goldbloom Research and Clinical Care Pavilion
IWK Health Centre
5850/5980 University Avenue P.O. Box 9700
Halifax, Nova Scotia B3K 6R8
(902) 470-7021 (Phone)
(902) 470-6767 (Fax)


The IWK Health Centre is respected for its world-class research into disorders and diseases affecting women, children, youth and families and is home to many leading research centres. 

Learn more about our research centres by visiting one of the links below.