Research Staff

Kylie Peacock
MA History
Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada

Kylie Peacock completed her Bachelor of Arts in History, and Master of Arts in History at Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. She is a research manager in the Department of Community Health & Epidemiology and the School of Occupational Therapy at Dalhousie University.  In addition to her academic work, Kylie is a patient advisor and strong advocate in the Nova Scotia Health Authority (NSHA) and the IWK Health Centre. Her personal experiences have shaped her interests and she enjoys interacting with healthcare providers, researchers, patient advisors, and other varying stakeholders to improve the healthcare system. Kylie’s research interests include investigating methods to improve overall healthcare delivery to patients, incorporating patient-oriented outcomes into research, chronic disease management, and an additional focus on improving child and adolescent mental health outcomes. Outside of work, she enjoys running, listening to live music, and reading.

Kaitlin Sibbald
MScOT Occupational Therapy
Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada

Kaitlin completed her masters in Occupational Therapy from Dalhousie University after completing a BSc in Psychology, Sociology and Social Anthropology from the University of King’s College. She currently works as an Occupational Therapist Research Coordinator and is interested in self-management, behaviour change, health equity and mental health. Kaitlin is also an artistic swimming coach and in her free time enjoys choreographing and working with young athletes.


Nataliya Bukhanova

MD, PhD Pharmacology

Urals State Medical University, Ekaterinburg, Russia


Nataliya is an instructional designer with the IC3RG, working mainly on the MS Fatigue Self-Management Project. She holds an MD and a PhD in Pharmacology from Urals State Medical University, Ekaterinburg, Russia and is currently completing a post baccalaureate diploma in instructional design through Athabasca University. Nataliya’s research interests include instructional design and educational research. Outside of work she loves painting, creative writing, gardening, fashion, knitting, reading, and travelling when she has time.

Adele Mansour

BSc Psychology

Acadia University 


Adele is a research assistant with the IC3RG. She recently completed a Bachelor of Science in Psychology with a Kinesiology minor from Acadia University. Her research interests include self-management, sport & exercise psychology, and health services research. Outside of work she enjoys playing hockey, spending time with family and friends, and being outdoors.

Alysia Robinson

MSc Community Health and Epidemiology 
Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada

Alysia completed her Master of Science degree in Community Health and Epidemiology at Dalhousie University after completing a Bachelor of Health Sciences, French Immersion from the University of Ottawa. She is a research assistant in the Department of Community Health and Epidemiology, and her interests lie in the realm of health services and patient oriented research. Outside of work, she enjoys playing soccer, ultimate frisbee, board games, and reading.