Dr Jon Salsberg is a Senior Primary Health Care Research - Public and Patient Involvement Lecturer at the School of Medicine, University of Limerick, Ireland, and Adjunct Professor in the Department of Family Medicine, McGill University, Canada.

Jon is a public health researcher with a background in health promotion and the anthropology of development. His research interests are in understanding the social-relational dimensions of research partnerships, and how research ownership moves from academia to community.

Jon is co-author of Canada's Guide to Researcher and Knowledge-User Collaboration in Health Research (http://www.cihrirsc.gc.ca/e/44954.html), was a founding member of Participatory Research at McGill (PRAM), McGill University, Montreal, Canada, was inaugural Co-Chair of NAPCRG's Participatory Health Research Working Group(https://napcrg.org/resources/casfm/participatory-health-research/), and is on the executive committee of the International Collaboration for Participatory Health Research (http://icphr.org).

Jon has undertaken partnered research involving a broad range of stakeholders including patients, health practitioners, community organisations, policy makers and health service decision-makers, and has worked extensively with Indigenous communities, particularly the award-winning Kahnawake Schools Diabetes Prevention Project (http://www.ksdpp.org).


Salsberg J, Macridis S, Garcia Bengoechea E, Macaulay AC, Moore S. (2017). The Shifting Dynamics of Social Roles and Project Ownership over the Lifecycle of a Community-Based Participatory Research Project. Family Practice. 34 (3): 305-312. https://doi.org/10.1093/fampra/cmx006m

Salsberg J, Macridis S, Garcia Bengoechea E, Macaulay AC, Moore S. (2017). Engagement Strategies that Foster Community Self-Determination in Participatory Research: Insider Ownership Through Outsider Championship. Family Practice. 34 (3): 336-340. https://doi.org/10.1093/fampra/cmx001

Ramsden V, Salsberg J, Herbert C, Westfall J, LeMaster J, Macaulay AC. (2017). Patient and community oriented research: How is authentic engagement identified in grant applications?. Canadian Family Physician. 63 (1): 74-76. PMCID: PMC5257224. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5257224/

Salsberg J, Parry D, Pluye P, Macridis S, Herbert S & Macaulay AC. (2015). Successful Strategies to Engage Research Partners for Translating Evidence into Action in Community Health: A Critical Review. Journal of Environmental and Public Health. http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2015/191856

Jagosh J, Macaulay AC, Pluye P, Salsberg J, Bush PL, Henderson J, Sirett E, Wong G, Cargo M, Herbert CP, Seifer SD, Green LW, Greenhalgh T. (2012). Uncovering the Benefits of Participatory Research: Implications of a Realist Review for Health Research and Practice. Milbank Quarterly, 90(2): 311-346. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1468-0009.2012.00665.x