Dr. Jackson is a Registered Nurse and an Assistant Professor at the University of Calgary. Her research interest is supporting nurses and improving health systems, currently focusing on community harm reduction services. Jennifer is also a thought leader on digital technologies in healthcare.
Node Funded Project (February 2022)
Title: Strategies for Addressing Needle Debris Study (SANDS)
Principal Investigator: Jennifer Jackson, University of Calgary
Dr. Andrew Curtis
Dr. Jacqueline Curtis
Alpha House Calgary
Description: The aim of this project is to use a combination of ethnographic research and geo-spatial mapping to understand the nature of needle debris in Calgary. We need more detailed information about where needles end up and why, so that we can create an intervention to prevent and address needle debris.
- Tung M, Jackson J, Ferreira C, Hayden K.A., Ens T. (2023). Strategies for addressing needle debris: A scoping review of needle debris and discarded drug paraphernalia associated with substance use. International Journal of Drug Policy. Volume 120, 104183,
- Jackson J, Colborne M, Gadimova F, Kennedy M.C. (2023). “They talk to me like a person”: Experiences of People in an Injectable Opioid Agonist Treatment Program: A Qualitative Interpretive Description. Journal of Addictions Nursing. 34(3):p 166-172.