Ian Pike, PhD
Ian Pike is the Director of the BC Injury Research and Prevention Unit, Associate Professor in the Department of Pediatrics at UBC, Associate Scientist at the Child and family Research Institute, and Co-executive Director and Spokesperson for The Community Against Preventable Injuries – an injury prevention social marketing organization. His academic training is in kinesiology, health promotion and injury prevention, with particular emphasis on population health and the workplace. He has some 30 years experience in injury prevention and healthy lifestyle promotion, and has worked in the private, not-for-profit and academic sectors. For his leadership and work in developing a province-wide health promotion and injury prevention program for the healthcare sector, he was recognized with an international award of excellence by the Association for Worksite Health Promotion. Dr. Pike has been an invited speaker and expert participant at numerous health, wellness and injury prevention conferences and meetings. He is published in the academic and professional journals, and serves as a member of the Editorial Board of the journal, Injury Prevention. His current research, which is funded by the Canadian Institutes for Health Research (CIHR), includes national projects to develop and validate injury indicators for Canadian children and youth; injury prevention among First Nations and Inuit children and youth; and, child passenger safety. Most recently his team was awarded a 5-year CIHR grant of $2 million and named the CIHR Team in Child and Youth Injury Prevention in Canada.
Karen Sadler, MCP
Karen received her Masters in City Planning in 2005. Karen has come from the early years non-profit sector in Vancouver, where she facilitated local and public sector collaboration towards a more integrated system of services and supports for young children and their families. Karen is the Prevent Shaken Baby BC Program Manager and oversees the provincial-wide delivery of the PURPLE program education and resources to health and community professionals supporting families. She is also the point person for the program’s social media and public education campaign.
Fahra Rajabali, MSc
Fahra is the coordinator for the evaluation component of the PURPLE program. Fahra has been a researcher with the BC Injury Research and Prevention Unit since 2000, following the completion of her Master’s degree in Health Information Science from the University of Warwick, England. She has experience in injury surveillance and data analyses, conference planning and project management. Primary duties within the unit are to carry out Information/Data analysis for specialized reports and different projects.