Lara is an info manager in health with a focus on patient education and engagement. Previously she managed research & communications at the Nova Scotia Cochrane Resource Centre (NSCRC) in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. She has an extensive background in project management, research synthesis, engaging with online communities, & writing. She has coordinated research for & co-authored two Cochrane Collaboration systematic reviews/protocols.
Lara has been writing and editing for PopMatters.com since 2006, & was Editorial Co-Chair of the Dalhousie Journal of Interdisciplinary Management (DJIM) during her MLIS graduate studies at Dalhousie University. Lara was Communications Director for Nocturne: Art at Night (2012-2014) & supported TEDxHalifax (2010 & 2011 events) as a communications specialist. She also serves on the Executive Committee of the Halifax Library Association (HLA: 2014-2016; 2011-2013).
IN HER SPARE TIME
Lara co-hosts 15secTech, a bite-sized podcast about tech, digital marketing, reviews and more. She also co-hosts commandN.tv, a video podcast from KonnektNow.com about trends in tech, gadgets, & social media. She was a founder & host of the Dating Digital Podcast. When she's not podcasting or checking her Twitter feed, you can find her knitting or on Ravelry, the social network for fiber enthusiasts. Thanks to Joel Duggan at StarcrossedOnline.com for the avatar!
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