CIUSSS Features Marie-Hélène Pennestri on International Day of Women and Girls in Science
This February 11 on the International Day of Women and Girls in Science, CIUSSS du Nord de l'Île de Montréal highlighted Dr. Marie-Hélène Pennestri, McGill Educational and Counselling Psychology University Assistant Professor and psychologist at the clinic for diagnosing sleep disorders at the Rivière-des-Prairies Hospital.
"What motivates me most in research is that I can then convey my results to the population and professionals. I consider having a responsibility to share knowledge with the community", said Dr. Pennestri to the Integrated University Health and Social Services Centres (CIUSSS).
CIUSSS reports "Personal work-life reconciliation poses a challenge for many women-- even more so in the field of research since it is a competitive world in which productivity is often valued more than work-life balance. Dr. Pennestri adapts to this reality by drawing on her experiences and questions as a mother to guide her study choices.
She is currently conducting a project on parental and infant sleep during pregnancy and the first months of life, for which recruitment is in full swing.