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Andrea Jones

PhD Population and Public Health
School of Population and Public Health, Faculty of Medicine
Andrea Jones
School of Population and Public Health, Faculty of Medicine
Thesis: Injured workers and mental health: Examining determinants and treatment of incident common mental health disorders following workplace musculoskeletal injury
Degrees: MSc Motor Control and Learning, McMaster University (2010); BSc Kinesiology, Biology (2007)
Supervisor: Mieke Koehoorn
Committee Members:
  • Dr. Mieke Koehoorn, Professor, School of Population and Public Health, UBC
  • Dr. Chris McLeod, Assistant Professor, School of Population and Public Health, UBC
  • Dr. Ute Bültmann, Professor, Community & Occupational Medicine, University of Groningen

Awards & Scholarships

  • WorkSafeBC Research Trainee Award (2015)
  • Centre for Research on Work Disability Policy Graduate Award (2015)
  • CIHR Bridge Strategic Training Fellowship (2013, 2014)
  • 1st OBEL Gender, Work and Health Summer School - Travel Award (2014)
  • Graduate Student Initiative Award (2013)
  • Ontario Graduate Student Award (2008, 2009)
  • McMaster Entrance Award - Graduate Student (2008)
  • McMaster Marauder – Excellence in Academics and Sport (2006, 2007)
  • Ontario University Athletics Academic Achievement Award (2007)
  • NSERC Undergraduate Student Research Award (2006)
  • McMaster Entrance Award - Undergraduate Student (2004)

Internship Positions

  • Sustainability Scholar, UBC Human Resources - Health, Wellbeing, and Benefits (Summer 2014)
  • Assessment and Teaching Specialist, World University Services of Canada, UBC Leave for Change, Tra Vinh University, Vietnam (March 2013)


Musculoskeletal injury, mental health, workers’ compensation system, gender/sex, health policy, occupational epidemiology, workplace health promotion

Work Experience

  • Research Assistant, Partnership for Work Health and Safety, University of British Columbia (2014 to present)
  • Teaching Assistant, School of Population and Public Health, University of British Columbia (2014 to present)
    • SPPH 503 Epidemiological Methods II - traditional and distributed learning formats
  • Assessment Manager, Faculty of Medicine, University of British Columbia (2010 – 2013)
  • Administrative Assistant, Jones & O'Connell LLP, St. Catharines, ON
  • Research Assistant, Motor Control & Learning Laboratory, McMaster University (2005 – 2007)
  • Graduate Teaching Assistant, Department of Kinesiology, McMaster University (2008 – 2010)
    • Various Undergraduate courses:
    • Fundamentals of Rehabilitation (Level IV) 
    • Adventures in Perception and Action (Level IV)
    • Neural Control of Human Movement (Level III)
    • Biomechanics (Level II)
    • Research Methodologies and Data Analysis (Level I)
    • Physical Activity Epidemiology & Health (Level I)
  • English as a Second Language Teacher, English First, Beijing, China (Spring/Summer 2007)
  • Field Surveyor, Agricorp, St. Catharines, ON (Summers 2004 & 2005)


  • Journal Articles 
    • Jones AM, A look at physician health advocacy in the Canadian healthcare system. UBC Medical Journal. 2015;6(2):34-35. Available from: http://www.ubcmj.com/pdf/ubcmj_6_2_2015.pdf
    • Jones AM, Stockwell A, Lake S. Health workers and safe patients: The role of management policy and practice. Health Professional Student Journal. 2015;1(1):1-4. Available from: http://www.hpsj.chd.ubc.ca/index.php/journal/article/view/11/13
  • Peer-Reviewed Published Abstracts
    • Hansen S, Glazebrook CM*, Jones A, Clin EM, Eliott D. Bamboozled and confused: Execution and anticipation errors during goal directed aiming. North American Society for the Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity Conference. San Diego CA, June 7-9, 2007. Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology. 2007;29(Suppl):82.
  • Poster Presentations in Refereed Conference Proceedings
    • Jones AM*, Shah A, Hatala R, Fletcher J, Busse A, Van Oeveren M, Pachev G. Exploring standardized patients’ assessment of students in an OSCE context. 15th Ottawa Conference: Assessment of Competence in Medicine and the Healthcare Professions. March 9-13, 2012. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Available from: http://www.ottawaconference.org/ - !ottawa-2012/c7x
    • Shah A, Jones AM*, Pachev G. Incorporating competence assessment principles into an OSCE. Canadian Conference on Medical Education. April 20-23, 2013; Quebec QC. Available from: https://www.proreg.ca/events/ccme/archive_2013/schedule_p_comp.php
  • Other Conference Presentations
    • Jones AM*. Do physician referrals, surgical decision‐making, and time to surgery differ by gender/sex amongst a cohort of injured workers? January 8, 2015. Annual Occupational, Environmental and Public Health Conference. Blaine, WA. (oral)
    • Shah A, Jones AM*, Pachev G. Incorporating competence assessment principles into an OSCE. Centre for Health Education Scholarship Celebration of Scholarship. October 17, 2013. Vancouver, BC. (poster)
    • Jones AM*, Lee TD. Motor and perceptual components of timing variability under single and multi-effector conditions. Annual McMaster Undergraduate Student Research Day. 2007. Hamilton, ON. (poster)
  • Theses
    • Jones AM. Effects of amount and type of self-regulation opportunity during skill acquisition on motor learning. MSc thesis. McMaster University; 2010. Available from: http://digitalcommons.mcmaster.ca/opendissertations/4531
  • Non-Refereed Publications
    • Busse A, Fletcher J, Pachev G, Jones A, Pavlovic V. An introduction to assessment. Education Matters. Spring 2012. Available from: http://issuu.com/fdpublications/docs/educationmatters19_spring_2012?e=8220460/3071009

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