Cynthia Thomson (pictured above) is VCH Richmond’s new Research Facilitator. She will provide expert research support to Richmond staff, decision makers and academics who are engaged in health services and point-of-care research and evaluation within the health authority.

New Research Facilitator for Richmond

With a MSc and PhD in Kinesiology from the University of British Columbia, Cynthia Thomson comes to VCH Richmond with a background in health research and teaching in the life sciences.  She has experience leading interdisciplinary research projects, success at obtaining grants, and mentoring junior researchers.

The Research Facilitator role is supported by Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute (VCHRI).  In this role, Thomson will work closely with the director, Stakeholder Relations and Public Affairs, VCHRI and Richmond’s Senior Medical Director to provide expert research support to Richmond staff, decision-makers and academics engaged in health services/point-of-care research and evaluation within the health authority.

In her day-to-day work, Thomson will build clinician research capacity, develop and promote research teams, and support the health services research evaluation within the Richmond Community.

“I’m really excited by the prospect of helping to bring research ideas to fruition across VCH Richmond,” she said. “Richmond has a research community that’s grown over the past few years, and I want to make sure that anyone with a project idea receives the support they need to ensure a successful result.”

If you have a research-related question or a project idea, contact Thomson directly at

604-278-9711 x4705 or by email at Cynthia.Thomson@vch.ca

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