Dr. Margot Latimer’s Research Team

Research Staff

Emily MacLeod, MA

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Research Projects Coordinator, ACHH Initiative

Emily completed her Bachelor of Arts & Community Studies degree (psychology major) at Cape Breton University and went on to complete her Master of Arts in Child and Youth Study at Mount Saint Vincent University. She has worked as a research coordinator for several years at both the IWK Health Centre and Dalhousie University. Her research interests are focused on children and youth and include early childhood support services, children and youth with special needs and childhood pain.


John R Sylliboy


Community Research Project Coordinator, ACHH Initiative

John R Sylliboy is the Community Research Program Coordinator for the Aboriginal Children’s Hurt and Healing Initiative. John is from Millbrook Mi’kmaw Community and resides in Halifax. He graduated in International Relations from Universidad Nacional, Costa Rica. John worked over 15 years in Costa Rica, Washington, DC, and Colombia in education, youth leadership and community development.

In 2007, John returned to Mi’kma’ki to work with Atlantic Policy Congress of First Nations Secretariat (APCFNC) as coordinator of Aboriginal Health Human Resources Initiative (AHHRI) to develop strategies to promote health human resources in health care and post-secondary education in Atlantic Canada. In addition he has worked for Atlantic Aboriginal Economic Development Integrated Research Program (AAEDIRP) as well as Mount Saint Vincent University. John graduated Mount Saint Vincent University in MAEd in Educational Foundations and is currently enrolled in McGill University as a PhD candidate.


Julie Francis, RN

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Eskasoni Community Research Nurse, ACHH Initiative

Julie Francis is a Registered Nurse from Eskasoni First Nation. Julie completed her nursing education at Saint Francis Xavier University and now works as both the Community Health Nurse and Maternal Child Health Nurse at Eskasoni Community Health Centre. Check out Julie’s Nurse’s To Know article in Canadian Nurse.

Student Collaborators

Katie Gloade (2019-current), Leah Carrier (2019-current), Shanté Blackmore (2016-2017), Karlee Johnson (2015-2017), Allie Turner (2017), Brent Young (2016-2017), Angie Acquin (2016), Judie Acquin-Miksovsky (2015), Serge Francis (2015), Kayla Rudderham (2013-2015), Clarissa Sylliboy (2015), Vanessa Nickerson (2014).