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Dr. Michelle Wyndham-West

On January 24, 2019, Dr Wyndham-West presented at the first Cp-Design Hub Speaker Series, discussing principles of inclusive design from a health equity lens, drawing upon theory, research, and practice.

About the Speaker

Dr. Wyndham-West, Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Design at the Ontario College of Art and Design (OCAD) University, is a critically applied medical anthropologist specializing in health equity, aging, housing, emerging technologies and public policy development.

To cite this resource, please use:
Wyndham-West, M. (2020). Co-Design with an Equity Lens: From Theory to Practice [Powerpoint slides]. Retrieved from:

Bond and Simwinga 2020 Title Page

In the second Speaker Series presentation held on March 10, 2020, Drs. Simwinga and Bond presented and critically reflected on their experiences with co-design approaches at different stages of HIV community randomized trials (CRTs) in Zambia, drawing on two CRTs as case studies.

The first case study presented a community dialogue process that shared puzzling primary outcomes results from a large HIV combination prevention CRT (HPTN 071 – PopART) with 12 urban communities in March 2019.

The second case study focused on the role of young people from two urban communities in designing and conducting research and interventions in a CRT called “Yathu-Yathu” that aims to increase knowledge of HIV status among young people.

About the Speakers 

Dr. Musonda Simwinga is a Senior Social Scientist and Deputy Director of Research- Qualitative at Zambart, with over 15 years of experience conducting research in TB and HIV in high burden settings both as a social scientist and community engagement expert.

Dr. Virginia (Ginny) Bond is a social anthropologist who is an Associate Professor at the London School of Hygeine and Tropical Medicine based overseas at Zambart. Since 1991, she has worked in Zambia and elsewhere in the Sub-Saharan African region. 

To cite this resource, please use:
Bond, V. and Simwinga, M. (2020). Experiences of Co-Design with Vulnerable Populations in Two Randomized Trials Aiming to Reduce HIV in Zambia [Powerpoint slides]. Retrieved from:

Created by two student occupational therapists, Alissia McGlashan and Melanie Rodriguez, this video gives a brief overview of co-design principles and discusses some unique methods when “doing” co-design.

How can we meaningfully engage structurally-vulnerable individuals
and communities in health and social service change when we are not
able to meet in-person? On October 30th, 2020, the Co-Design Hub invited Louise Christie, Acting Director of the Scottish Recovery Network, to discuss the challenges and opportunities of co-design and co-production in the new COVID-19 era. Find our youtube zoom recording here!

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