Julia Bickford is the Regional Director for Research, Evaluation and Analytics at Northern Health (NH). She holds a PhD in Health and Rehabilitation Sciences from Western University and an MA in Medical Anthropology from the University of Calgary.
At NH, Julia works to guide and support the development and spread of research, evaluation and analytic capabilities across the organization. The aligned objective of these services is to help NH realize its strategic directions through the use of evidence and data in planning and operational decision-making. Julia collaborates with researchers, academic institutions and other organizations to achieve strategic alignment, pursuing research funding opportunities, promoting research and knowledge mobilization and implementation science across the region. Most recently, Julia has supported the development of the Northern Center for Clinical Research (NCCR), facilitating infrastructure and capacity building for clinical trials in northern BC.