Sara Macdonald is the manager of knowledge transfer and exchange (KTE) at the Institute for Work & Health (IWH). She and her team engage stakeholders in research projects, from concept development to the dissemination of research results.
Macdonald is a participant on many different IWH research teams studying injury and disability prevention. She also oversees the Institute's stakeholder knowledge exchange networks representing workplace parties (employers, labour, and occupational health, safety and disability management professionals) and health practitioners. As well, she works on KTE projects to improve stakeholder engagement, research uptake and capacity building in the broader prevention community.
Macdonald earned an occupational health and safety certificate at Ryerson University to complement her earlier education in science at the University of Waterloo and in business systems management and project coordination from Askengren College in Gothenburg, Sweden.