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Wendy Thomson, Professor (on sabbatical)

Bio

Résumé

Please click here to view Dr. Wendy Thomson's Full CV

Please click here  to view Dr. Wendy Thomson's presentation on Citizen’s Forum on Global Social Issues
Alpha Kappa Alpha.

Please click here to view Dr. Wendy Thomson's interview with University of Bristol's Nonesuch magazine.

Please click web link http://www.solace.org.uk/knowledge/reports_guides/Benchmarking_For_Improvement.pdf for Sector-led improvement in Children's services.

 

Research

RESEARCH AFFILIATIONS
Centre for Interuniversity Research and Analysis of Organizations (CIRANO)

CIRANO Fellow, 2010 to present
Montréal, QC, Canada.

McGill World Platform on Global Health & Economic Convergence,
Faculty of Management, Faculty of Medicine McGill University, Montréal, QC, Canada
2007 to present.

Centre for Research on Children & Families (CRCF),
Founding Member, 2006 to present
School of Social Work, McGill University, Montréal, QC, Canada.

Institute for Health & Social Policy (IHSP),
2006 to present, McGill University, Montréal, QC, Canada.

RESEARCH GRANTS
An International study of strategies for introducing activity-based payments systems in Health Care: Denmark, Finland, England and Canadian provinces (April 20, 2011 – January 20, 2012), CIRANO. W. Thomson & J. Castonguay.

Building Capacity for Furthering the Economic and Social Case for Investment in Chronic Non‐Communicable Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (Jun. 29, 2009 – Jun. 14, 2014), World Health Organization Collaborating Centre on Chronic Non‐Communicable Disease Policy (Public Health Agency of Canada), L. Dubé, W. Thomson, et al $1,000,000.

Community Partnerships for Education Success: Exploring Inuit Conceptualizations of Parent/Family Involvement in Secondary School in Nunavik (June 2010 to May 2011), Research Development Initiative, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC), N. Ives, W. Thomson, & V. Sinha., $16,000.

Community Capability & Development in Nunavik: mobilizing knowledge in the transition to self government (Mar. 2009 – March 2010), Public Outreach Grant – Northern Communities: Towards Social and Economic Prosperity Program, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) N. Ives, W. Thomson, & V. Sinha, $147,458.

Community Capability and Development in Nunavik (Apr. 2008 – Mar. 2010), SSHRC Northern Research Development Program Grant (Govt. Of Canada) W. Thomson, V. Sinha, O. Aitken, & N. Ives, $ 40,000.

Evidence‐Based Management in Child Welfare Services (Apr. 2006 – Mar. 2009), Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC), Knowledge in Society (KIS) (Govt. Of Canada) N. Trocmé, W. Thomson, B. Maclaurin, A. Schlonsky, & S. Hélie, $300,000.

Développer l'enseignement du service social auprès des communautés Premières Nations et des Inuits, (Apr. 05 – Mar. 09), Ministère de l'éducation du Loisir, et du Sport (Programme de Soutien aux membres des Communautés Autochtones). W. Thomson, O. Aitken, N. Ives, M. Loft, $75,000.

Developing Access to English Services for First Nations and Inuit Communities, (2005‐2006; 2006‐2007; 2007‐2008; 2008‐2009, 2009-2010), Continuing Professional Development, Health Canada Training & Human Development Project W. Thomson, O. Aitken, $20,000 per annum.

Developing Partnerships with Public Institutions in the Regions of Quebec for Delivery of English Services, (2005‐2006; 2006‐2007; 2007‐2008; 2008‐2009, 2009-2010), Continuing Professional Development, Health Canada Training & Human Development Project W. Thomson, O. Aitken, $20,000 per annum.

Curriculum and Student Support for Aboriginal Social Work, (Jan. 2007 – Mar. 2007), Aboriginal Health Human Resources Initiative, Health Canada, W. Thomson, O. Aitken, N. Ives, $50,000.

OTHER GRANTS
Strengthening Governance in the Office of the President, Ghana, (Jan. 2006 – Dec. 2008), Department for International Development (DFID), UK, W. Thomson, $25,000.

Re‐inventing Government in the Arab region (2006), United Nations Development Program (UNDP) W. Thomson, $8,000.

The Future of London (2006), London Society of Local Authority Chief Executive, UK W. Thomson, $1,600.

Do International Rankings Matter? (2005), Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), UK W. Thomson, $6,000.

Governance in the Middle East & Northern Africa, (2004 – 2006), Foreign and Commonwealth Office, UK W. Thomson, $20,000.

Publications

For Dr. Wendy Thomson's Health Report, click here.

http://www.santefinancementactivite.gouv.qc.ca/travaux/rapports-et-recommandations/  

For all media coverage articles, see below.

 AQESSS, 8 Novembre 2012,  Groupe d’Experts sur le financement a l’activités, Montreal. View here.

CRCF seminar, McGill University, 7 November 2012, Achieving Sustainable Child Welfare. View here.

Commission to Promote Sustainable Child Welfare, Realizing a Sustainable Child Welfare System in Ontario: The Final Report of the Commission to Promote Sustainable Child Welfare, Sept 2012, submitted to the Ontario Minister of Children and Youth Services.

Commission to Promote Sustainable Child Welfare, A New Approach to Accountability and System Management, Sept 2012, 91 pages, submitted to the Ontario Minister of Children and Youth Services.

 Commission to Promote Sustainable Child Welfare, Implementing Performance indicators in Ontario Child Welfare, Sept 2012, 61 pages, submitted to the Ontario Minister of Children and Youth Services.

 Commission to Promote Sustainable child Welfare, Clarifying the Scope of Child Welfare Services, June 2012,  Government of Ontario, 40 pages, view here: http://www.sustainingchildwelfare.ca/assets/CPSCW_Clarifying-Scope-of-Child-Welfare-Services_FINAL_ENGLISH_29-06-2012.pdf

 Commission to Promote Sustainable Child Welfare, Strengthening Family-Based care in A Sustainable Child Welfare system, June 2012, 70 pages, view here: http://www.sustainingchildwelfare.ca/assets/CPSCW_SFBC-Final-Report-Recommendations_FINAL_ENGLISH.pdf

Ives, N., Sinha, V., Leman, D., Goren, A., Levy-Powell, R., & Thomson, W. (2012). Exploring the intersection of culture and education in Nunavik. Journal of Comparative Social Work.

Thomson, W. (2012). “Viewpoint: A Case for Strategic Purchasing in Quebec’s Healthcare System,” Chapter X, Le Québec économique 2011, Centre interuniversitaire de recherche en analyse des organisations (CIRANO), Montreal.

Thomson, W. (2011, October 3), Vers un système de santé national britannique centré sur le patient, Des Solutions Pour Accroitre la Productivité dans le Secteur Public : L’exemple des Services de Soins De Sante, 25ieme colloque de l’Entretien Jacques Cartier, Hautes Études Commerciales, Montreal, QC, Canada.

Commission to Promote Sustainable Child Welfare, A New Approach to Funding Child Welfare in Ontario, August 2011, Government of Ontario, 43 pages, view here.

Commission to Promote Sustainable Child Welfare, Aboriginal Child Welfare in Ontario: A Discussion Paper, July 2011, Government of Ontario, 50 pages, view here.

Trocmé, N., Thomson, W. & Laurendeau, C. (2011). Evidence-based management in child welfare : Researchers and decision-makers working hand in hand. In S. Léveillé, N. Trocmé, I. Brown, & C. Chamberland (Eds.), Research-community partnerships in child welfare (pp. 43-58). Toronto, ON: Centre of Excellence for Child Welfare/Centre d’excellence pour la protection et le bien-être des enfants (www.cecw-cepb.ca).

Commission to Promote Sustainable Child Welfare, Working Paper #3, Future Directions for In-Care Services in a Sustainable Child Welfare System, December 2010, Government of Ontario, 28 pages, view here.

Commission to Promote Sustainable Child Welfare, Towards Sustainable Child Welfare, 5th July 2010, Government of Ontario, 38 pages, view here.

Commission to Promote Sustainable Child Welfare, Working Paper #2: Jurisdictional Comparisons of Child Welfare System Design, July 2010, Government of Ontario, 63 pages, view here.

Commission to Promote Sustainable Child Welfare, Working Paper #1: Reducing Administrative Burden in Child Welfare, 28 May 2010, Government of Ontario, 31 pages, view here.

Commission to Promote Sustainable Child Welfare, Serious Occurrence Reporting, Background Paper #2, 25 May 2010, Government of Ontario, 7 pages, view here.

Commission to Promote Sustainable Child Welfare, Modernizing Tracking of High-Risk Child Protection Cases, Background Paper #1, 30 April 2010, Government of Ontario, 6 pages, view here.

Thomson, W. (2010), Action de la Grand Bretagne relative l’exclusion sociale, H Dorvil & M Theriault (eds.), Problèmes sociaux, médiation communautaire, recherche et sante, ACFAS, Montréal, pp45 – 77.

Thomson, W. (18 November 2009) Co-Chair & Invited Presenter. Social Policy and Equality in the Post-Recession World. McGill World Platform for Health and Economic Convergence (MWP) Three-Tier Inaugural Health and Economic Convergence Think Tank Series. McGill University, Montreal, QC, Canada.

Trocmé, N., Esposito, T., Laurendeau, C., Thomson, W. & Milne, L. (2009). Knowledge Mobilization in Child Welfare. Criminologie. 42(1). Pp. 33-59.

Trocmé, N., Thomson, W.., & Roy, C. Evidence-Based Management in Child Welfare: researchers and decision-makers working hand in hand (2009). S. Léveillé, N. Trocmé, I. Brown & C. Chamberland (eds.) Research-community Partnership in Child Welfare, McGill University Press.

Thomson, W. Aitken, O. & Ives, N. (2008, November) Rethinking Social Work Education for First Nations & Inuit Communities. Québec Ministère de l’Éducation, du Loisir et du Sport.

Thomson, W. (2008, May 6) Social Exclusion Policies in the UK, 76e Congres de l’ACFAS, Centre des Congres de Quebec, Canada.

Thomson, W. (2008). Social Justice and New Labour in Britain: An Insider’s View. International Social Work: Canadian Perspectives, edited by Gayle Gilchrist James and Richard Ramsey with Glenn Drover, ISBN 978-1-55077-169, Thompson Educational Publishing, Toronto, 246 pages.

Thomson, W. (2007, May) Programme report on Evidenced-based policy-making in Ghana. Office of the President, UK Dept for International Development, Accra, Ghana.

Thomson, W. (2007, January) Programme report on Evidenced-based policy-making in Ghana. Office of the President, UK Dept for International Development., Accra, Ghana.

Thomson, W. (2007). A Review of Labour’s record on Social Exclusion, Tome I Problèmes sociaux – Théories et Méthodologies, de la collection PSIS (Problèmes sociaux – Interventions sociales) edited by Henri Dorvil, Presses de l’université du Québec.

Thomson, W. (2006, April) Re-inventing Government: Managing the Policy-making Process, Paper to the OECD/UNDP Regional conference on Governance in the Middle East and Northern Africa, Amman, Jordan.

Thomson, W. (2006) Programme document on Evidence-based Policy-making in the Govt. Of Ghana, UK Dept for International Development, Accra, Ghana.

Thomson, W. (2006) Strengthening Accountability: A Report to the President of Ghana. Financed by the UK Department for International Development, Accra, Ghana.

Thomson, W. (2005, December) Do International Rankings Matter? ESRC The Public Services Programme. Where does Britain Rank? International Public Service Rankings, London, UK.

Thomson, W. , Brown, C., Burdett, R., Burton, T., Cherry, A., Crookston, M., Dunnett, A., Hall, Peter (Sir), Kirby, P., Lunts, D., Mayer, A., Power, A., Tickell, Crispin (Sir), Walker, L. (2005, November). Towards a Strong Urban Renaissance: An independent report by members of the Urban Task Force- chaired by Lord Rogers of Riverside. Urban Task Force Publication. London, UK.

Courses offered

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