Melanie Talson’s bio

Melanie Talson, MA, Patient Partnerships and Capacity Building Manager,Can-SOLVE CKD Network. Melanie holds a Master’s degree from the University of Victoria and has completed two years of a PhD in medical anthropology. She has been involved in health promotion research since 2003 and, specifically, kidney health-related research since 2018. As an experienced qualitative researcher with a passion for patient engagement and participatory action research, she puts a strong emphasis on patients as co-creators of knowledge. Melanie believes in the critical importance of conducting research ‘with people not on people’ and is delighted to be working with the Network to continue to support patient oriented research.