Sydney Penner is a Research Assistant at the Work Wellness Institute. She holds a BA in Psychology from Simon Fraser University.
Her research focuses on concurrent mental disorders and substance use, with an emphasis on sleep rhythms. She has coordinated psychiatric behavioral studies and clinical drug trials, and has worked to implement patient-oriented perspectives and community-based knowledge translation into addictions research practices. Most recently, Sydney conducted a sleep study in a psychiatric in-patient population and founded a mental health knowledge translation podcast that was presented at the Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research Putting Patients First conference and featured by the Canadian Psychology Association.
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