Professor Ivy Lynn Bourgeault has been awarded a Partnership Development grant from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) to more fully plan a research project entitled Healthy & Productive Knowledge Workers: The Impact of a Personal or Familial Mental Health Issue in Health Care, Education and Accounting/IT Professions & Accommodating Return to Work. Professor Bourgeault will work with a range of professionals in the health, education and finance sector with the objective to improve the overall experience of returning to work of “professional knowledge workers who have experienced mental health and/or cognitive impairment issues either personally or as caregivers.” She will receive $150,000 over two years.

Ivy Lynn Bourgeault is a professor at the Telfer School of Management at the University of Ottawa. She also holds the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Chair in Gender, Work and Health Human Resources.

Professor Bourgeault has garnered an international reputation for her research on health professions, health policy and women's health.