This award recognizes Dr. Norman's oustanding contribution to women’s health research in Canada. Dr. Norman was nominated for this prestigious award through the Federation of Medical Women of Canada (FMWC).
Dr. Norman has been a family physician since 1985, with a family planning focused practice since 1997 including clinician-research since 2009. She practiced full service general practice with Obstetrics and Anaesthesiology for over a decade in the Pacific coastal community of Sechelt, British Columbia. She holds a Chair in Applied Public Health Research at UBC awarded from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research and the Public Health Agency of Canada; is an Assistant Professor, and Director, Clinician Scholars Program and Family Practice Research Training in the Department of Family Practice at UBC; and a Scholar of the Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research.
Norman’s community-based primary health care research program seeks to improve family planning access, quality of care, and health policy. She founded and co-leads the national collaboration: Canadian Contraception Access Research Team, and is chair-elect of the Section of Researchers’ Council of the College of Family Physicians of Canada.
The Enid Johnson MacLeod Award recognizes any category of a FMWC member involved in the promotion of women’s health research and/or women’s health education.