Heather Gilberds

Heather Gilberds is a communication for development expert, with 9 years of experience as a researcher, program manager, volunteer and consultant. She is a doctoral candidate and lecturer in the School of Journalism and Communication at Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada. Her research aims to understand the nature of knowledge translation in the context of information and communication technologies for development, and focuses on a critical exploration of knowledge production and communication processes as they relate to the adoption of innovations in Sub-Saharan Africa. She is also a Research Associate at Farm Radio International, where she is able to apply her expertise to help implement and evaluate programs that use radio along with mobile technologies to transfer and translate information about health, agriculture and nutrition to smallholder farmers and their families in East Africa. Heather has published in the areas of knowledge translation, media for advocacy, global mental health, media and social change and ICTs for development.