Kathleen O’Grady is a Research Associate at the Simone de Beauvoir Institute, Concordia University and the author and editor of numerous books and articles on health, women’s and cultural issues. She is also the Founding Director of QUOI Media Group, specializing in political, policy and media research and strategy consulting. She has written and edited speeches, OpEds, policy briefs and research papers for Senators, MPs, MPPs, Chiefs of Police, academics and CEOs. Her client list includes the Senate of Canada, a number of Ottawa-based think tanks, such as Social Research and Demonstration Corporation, universities, including the University of Manitoba and McMaster University, politicians, artists and authors, and a wide range of national non-profit organizations, such as the Documentary Organization of Canada and the Canadian Women’s Health Network.
In this capacity, she works as the Managing Editor for EvidenceNetwork.ca. On behalf of the research network she strategizes and edits the OpEd content from a wide-range of academic experts and works with editors at Canada’s leading newspapers to make these submissions ready for publication. She also oversees a small communications team that actively pushes these commentaries, and other related projects, such as videos, backgrounders, webinars and infographics, through popular social media channels to raise the level of evidence in popular discourse about Canadian health policy options.
She is also a volunteer editor with Wikipedia on the Canada Project and on the autism parent advisory committee for the Strongest Families Institute. She was previously on the board of directors for Girls Action Foundation/Fondation filles d’action.
She lives in Ottawa, Canada with her family, and is the mother of two young boys, one with autism.
Commentaries by Kathleen O’Grady:
The power of music to improve the challenges associated with autism // Le pouvoir de la musique pour relever les défis associés à l’autisme
Kids with autism have a significantly higher risk of drowning than the general population // Les enfants autistes courent un risque de noyade beaucoup plus grand que le reste de la population
Four ways you could save money on your prescription medications
Academics need to make sure their evidence matters // Faire le lien entre la recherche universitaire, le public et les décideurs politiques
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Why it’s time for a National Autism Strategy // Le temps est venu d’instaurer une stratégie nationale en matière d’autisme
Three things the federal government can do to improve the Registered Disability Savings Plan // Trois mesures que peut prendre le fédéral pour améliorer le régime enregistré d’épargne-invalidité
Four things everyone should know about autism in Canada // Quatre faits incontournables sur l’autisme au Canada
Four things every journalist should know before writing about autism in Canada // Quatre faits incontournables que les journalistes devraient savoir sur l’autisme au Canada
Canadians care about healthcare – so why don’t we see more health media coverage?
Four things you should know about the pending Charter challenge against medicare
Five things most people get wrong about Canada’s healthcare system // Cinq faits généralement méconnus sur le système de soins de santé canadien