Knowledge Mobilization Specialist
As Knowledge Mobilization Specialist at the Vanier Institute, Nathan Battams supports key program priorities by planning and implementing strategies to strengthen the national understanding of families and family life in Canada.
Working with a growing network of contributors, researchers, and organizations that have an interest in families and family wellbeing, Nathan manages the production and dissemination of the Institute’s library of publications and resources. He also maintains and builds relationships with diverse stakeholders across the country, including researchers, media, government, and aligned organizations.
Since joining the team full-time in 2013, Nathan has authored and overseen the creation and distribution of the Institute’s extensive catalogue of articles, statistical resources, timelines, fact sheets and infographics. He has co-authored and collaborated on articles that have appeared in Canadian Studies in Population and the Journal of Military, Veteran and Family Health, as well as chapters in Promoting the Health of Older Adults: The Canadian Experience and Deep Roots (a United Nations book on farm families).
Nathan is a graduate of Carleton University, where he earned a BA in political science, and he is a graduate of the Professional Writing program at Algonquin College.