Jon is a public health researcher with a background in health promotion and the anthropology of development. His research interests are in understanding the theory and practice of multi- stakeholder engagement for co-creating new knowledge and its translation into action in primary health care and community health. Jon is co-author of Canada's Guide to Researcher and Knowledge-User Collaboration in Health Research (CIHR), and was a founding member of Participatory Research at McGill (PRAM), McGill University, Montreal, Canada. 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.
Jon's research centres around understanding the theory and practice of multi-stakeholder engagement in the co-creation of new knowledge. This includes exploring best practices and developing evidence around strategies and mechanisms for effective partnership building between researchers and those most impacted by research. These can include, patients, community members and organisations, policy makers, managers and clinical practitioners. Jon addresses these goals through systematic reviews, realist evaluation, social network analysis, among other methodological approaches.