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Paola Ardiles

Senior Lecturer, Health Sciences, Simon Fraser University

Paola Ardiles Gamboa (she/hers) is a practitioner scholar working on unceded Coast Salish territories. She has been recognized for her innovative, collaborative and inter-sectoral approaches to promote health equity, community health and wellbeing.

Paola has collaborated and led various knowledge mobilization and community-based research initiatives related to education, public health policy and social innovation. Currently, she co-leads an arts-based research project Art on the Go to promote newcomer youth engagement in policy making related to improving road safety in Surrey. She is also co-leading a community-based study understanding experiences of exclusion of foreign trained health professionals.


  • –present
    Senior Lecturer, Simon Fraser University


  • 2022 
    Torrens University, Melbourne, PhD