Clayon Hamilton

Regional Practice Lead, Research and Knowledge Translation, Long-Term Care

Fraser Health Authority

Clayon Hamilton

Regional Practice Lead, Research and Knowledge Translation, Long-Term Care

Fraser Health Authority

Areas of interest

Long-term care system, patient and public engagement, and patient-centred outcome measurement

Biography

Clayon is trained as a health services and policy researcher. Before starting at Fraser Health Authority, he completed a 2-year Health System Impact Fellowship in which he supported evaluation and quality improvement as an embedded scholar within the Primary Care and the Partnerships and Innovation Divisions at the BC Ministry of Health. He undertook postdoctoral training in knowledge translation and in health services at the University of British Columbia from 2015 to 2020. He obtained a PhD in Health and Rehabilitation Sciences (Measurement and Research Methods) from Western University in 2015 and an MSc from the same program in 2011.

Research Interest

Clayon’s current work involves research, knowledge translation, and quality improvement in the long-term care sector. Previously, he contributed to advancing the understanding and practice of meaningful patient and family caregiver engagement in research and in health system decision-making. His contributions include the development of three important tools for fostering meaningful partnerships with patients and family caregivers on research projects: the Patient Engagement In Research (PEIR) Framework, Workbook, and Scale. He is the lead author of several papers in peer-reviewed journals, has other upcoming publications, and is involved in many research projects on a variety of health topics.