Jennifer Jackson


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


Carla Ferreira

Steven Richardson

Dr. Andrew Curtis

Dr. Jacqueline Curtis

Brett Whittingham

Doug Borch

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.