IDEAS Office - Innovation Discovery Education And Scholarship

Marghalara Rashid, PhD

Research Scientist (Qualitative)

Marghalara Rashid, MSc, PhD, received a bachelor’s degree in psychology at the University of Alberta in 2010. Following the receipt of her undergraduate degree, Dr. Rashid was admitted to the MSc program in the Department of psychiatry at the University of Alberta. After the first year of her MSc studies, she was given an opportunity to transfer to a PhD program in the Department of Pediatrics and received her PhD in Medical Sciences in December 2015.

In January 2016, Dr. Rashid started a postdoctoral fellowship on a multi-site project at the University of Alberta and University of Calgary in rehabilitation medicine. Currently, Dr. Rashid is working as a postdoctoral fellow with the IDEAS Office in the Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry. She brings expertise in knowledge synthesis, knowledge translation and she is primarily interested in qualitative research methods.

Besides numerous awards that Dr. Rashid has received during her PhD, her doctoral project was fully funded by an Alberta Centre for Child, Family and Community Research Investigator-Driven Grant (ACCFCR). However, as a trainee, she was unable to hold the grant. Dr. Rashid has successfully published all her PhD and postdoctoral work in high impact academic journals.

She is passionate about research and has extensive experience in handling a grant application from start to end, manuscript writing and submission. She has developed an excellent skill set of communication and performed KT activities by presenting her work in Canada and on an international scale.