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Dr. Janet Jull
Dr. Janet Jull
Assistant Professor
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Dr. Janet Jull develops and evaluates shared decision making tools and approaches to support client-centred care in partnerships with First Nations, Inuit and Métis communities, with a particular focus on cancer and health care systems. Janet also investigates how research is conducted in partnerships; specifically when those who are engaged in the production of research, partner with those who contend with the real-world needs and constraints of health systems and their users.


Areas of teaching expertise include design and conduct of research and knowledge translation, specifically integrated knowledge translation, an approach to research that is by and with those the research is meant to be of benefit.


Deborah Francis, Program: DSc, Rehabilitation and Health Systems Leadership, School of Rehabilitation Therapy.

Linda Ngan, Program: DSc, Rehabilitation and Health Systems Leadership, School of Rehabilitation Therapy.

Bailey Hollister, Program: PhD, Aging and Health, School of Rehabilitation Therapy.

Lindsay Croxall,  Program: PhD, Aging and Health, School of Rehabilitation Therapy. Title of project: Cultural Restoration in a Multi-Jurisdictional Automobile Dependent First Nation: A qualitative needs assessment.

Cheng-Jung Lin, Program: DSc, Rehabilitation and Health Systems Leadership, School of Rehabilitation Therapy. Title of project: Applying a training program for Indigenous paraprofessionals in a remote Cree community: A mixed methods study.

Currently accepting MSc and PhD students (RHBS and AGHE) in the areas of:

  • shared decision making
  • integrated knowledge translation, partnership-based approaches to research

Selected Publications

Jull J, King A, King M, Graham ID, Morton Ninomiya M, Jacklin K, Moody-Corbett P, Moore J (2020). A Principled Approach to Research Conducted with Inuit, Métis and First Nations People: promoting engagement inspired by the CIHR Guidelines for Health Research Involving Aboriginal People (2007-2010). The International Indigenous Policy Journal, 11(2).

Petkovic J, Jull J, Yoganathan M, Dewidar O, Grimshaw J, McGowan J, Moher D, Petticrew M, Tugwell P, Wells GA, Taljaard M, Welch V. (2020). Reporting of Equity Considerations in Randomized Controlled Trials. BMJ Open, 21, 308.

Karunananthan S, Maxwell LJ, Welch V, Petkovic J, Tugwell P, Tschirhart N, Grimshaw JM, Curran JA, Ioannidis JPA, Graham ID, Ghogomu ET, Lyddiatt A, Moher D, Pardo Pardo J, Petticrew M, Jordan Z, Shea B, Rada G, Rader T, Siontis K, Pottie K, Vachon B, Wells GA, White H, Batista R, Jull J, Avey M, Shamseer L, Baptiste-Ngobi J. When and how to replicate systematic reviews. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2020, Issue 2. Art. No.: MR000052. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.MR000052.

Jull J, Davidson L, Dungan R, Nguyen T, Woodward K, Graham ID. (In Press) A review and synthesis of frameworks for engagement in health research: identifying concepts of knowledge user engagement. BMC Medical Research Methodology. 19, 211 (2019).

Frank L, Morton SC, Guise JM, Jull J, Concannon T, Tugwell P. Engaging Patients and Other Non-Researchers in Health Research: Defining Research Engagement. Journal of General Internal Medicine (JGIM). 2020 Jan;35(1):307-314. doi: 10.1007/s11606-019-05436-2. Epub 2019 Nov 11.

Giles A, Bauer MEE, Jull J. Equity as the fourth ‘E’ in the ‘3 E’s’ approach to injury prevention. Injury Prevention. Published Online First: 19 September 2019. doi: 10.1136/injuryprev-2019-043407 

Welch VA, Petkovic J, Jull J, Hartling L, Klassen T, Kristjansson E, Pardo Pardo J, Petticrew M, Stott DJ, Thomson D, Ueffing E, Williams K, Young C, Tugwell P. Chapter 16: Equity and specific populations. In: Higgins JPT, Thomas J, Chandler J, Cumpston M, Li T, Page MJ, Welch VA (editors). Cochrane Handbook for Systematic Reviews of Interventions version 6.0 (updated July 2019). Cochrane, 2019. Available from

Jull  J, Köpke  S, Boland  L, Coulter  A, Dunn  S, Graham  ID, Hutton  B, Kasper  J, Kienlin  SM, Légaré  F, Lewis  KB, Lyddiatt  A, Osaka  W, Rader  T, Rahn  AC, Rutherford  C, Smith  M, Stacey  D. Decision coaching for people making healthcare decisions. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2019, Issue 7. Art. No.: CD013385. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD013385.

Jull J, Graham ID, Kristjannson E, Moher D, Petkovic J, Yoganathan M, Tugwell P, Welch V, and Members of the CONSORT-Equity 2017 and Boston Equity Symposium. How to engage knowledge users in research to develop a reporting guideline with an integrated knowledge translation approach: The example of CONSORT-Equity 2017. BMJ Open 2019;9:e026866.doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2018-026866.

Jull J, Hizaka A, Sheppard AJ, Kewayosh A, Doering P, MacLeod L, Joudain G, Plourde J, Dorschner D, The Inuit Medical Interpreter Team, Rand R, Habash M, Graham ID. An integrated knowledge translation approach to facilitate collaborative research processes for a peer-support strategy that promotes shared decision making of Inuit in decisions about their cancer care. Current Oncology. 2019, 26(3).

Boland L, Graham ID, Légaré F, Lewis K, Jull J, Shephard A, Lawson M, Davis A, BA, Yameogo A, Siedlikowski S, Stacey D. Barriers and facilitators of pediatric shared decision making: a systematic review. Implementation Science. 2019, 4(7).

Toupin April K, Barton JL, Fraenkel L, Meara A, Li L. C, Brooks P, De Wit M, Stacey D, Légaré F, Shea B, Lyddiatt A, Hofstetter C, Christensen R, Scholte Voshaar M, Suarez-Almazor M. E, Boonen A, Meade T, March L, Jull JE, Campbell W, Alten R, Karuranga S, Morgan EM, Kaufman J, Hill S, Maxwell LJ, Beaton D, El-Miedany Y, Mittoo S, Bartlett SJ, Singh JA, Tugwell P. OMERACT Shared Decision Making Group. Development of a core domain set of outcomes for shared decision making interventions: An OMERACT white paper with stakeholders’ input. The Journal of Rheumatology. February 2019. DOI:

Jull J, Morton-Ninomiya M, Compton I, Picard A. Fostering the conduct of ethical and equitable research practices: the imperative for integrated knowledge translation in research conducted by and with Indigenous community members. BMC Research Involvement and Engagement. 2018, 4(45).

Video Abstracts:

Part 1: Why is knowledge translation in Indigenous research important?

Part 2: Key tenants of integrated knowledge translation in Indigenous research.


Jull J, Petticrew M, Kristjannson E, Yogathanon M, Petkovic J, Tugwell P, Welch, V. And the CONSORT Equity Team. Engaging knowledge users in the development of the CONSORT-Equity 2017 reporting guideline: a qualitative study using in-depth interviews. BMC Research Involvement and Engagement. 2018; 4:3.

Jull J, Mazereeuw M, Kewayosh A, Sheppard A, Steiner R, Graham I. Tailoring and field-testing the use of a knowledge translation peer support shared decision-making strategy to enhance participation of First Nations, Inuit and Métis people in decisions about their cancer care: A study protocol. BMC Research Involvement and Engagement. 2018; 1(4):6.…

Graham I, Kothari A, McCutcheon C., Angus D, Lukaris-Banner D, Botting I, Bucknall T, Dunn S, Gagnon M, Gifford W, Godfrey C, Holmes B, Horsley T, Hutchinson A, Jull J, Law S, McLean R, Mrklas K, Nguyen T, Plamodon K, Rycroft-MaloneJ, Sibald S, Stacey D, Wright D, Yeung E. for the Integrated Translation Research Network. Moving knowledge into action for more effective practice, programs and policy: Protocol for a research program on integrated knowledge translation. Implementation Science. 2018; 13:22.

Welch V, Norheim O, Jull J, Cookson R, Sommerfelt H, Tugwell P and the CONSORT Equity and Boston Equity Symposium participants. CONSORT-Equity 2017 extension and elaboration for better reporting of health equity in randomized trials: CONSORT-Equity extension. BMJ. 2017: 359:j5085.

Jull J, Giles A, Graham I. Community-based participatory research and integrated knowledge translation: advancing the co-creation of knowledge. Implementation Science; 2017;12(1):150.

Eslava-Schmalbach J, Mosquera P, Alzate JP, Pottie K, Welch V, Akl EA, Jull J, Lang E, Kattikireddi V, Morton R, Thabane L, Snellman A, Shea B, Stein AT, Florez ID, Guyatt G, Schunemann H, Tugwell P. Considering health equity when moving from evidence-based guideline recommendations to implementation: A case study from an upper-middle income country on the GRADE approach. Health Policy and Planning Health Policy and Planning (2017).

Oliver S, Garner P, Heywood P, Jull J, Dickson K, Bangpan M, Ang L, Fournam M. Transdisciplinary working to shape systematic reviews and interpret the findings. BMC Environmental Evidence. (2017)

Toupin April K, Barton J, Fraenkel L, Li L, Brooks P, De Wit M, Stacey D, Légaré F, Meara A, Shea B, Lyddiatt A, Hofstetter C, Gossec L, Christensen R, Voshaar M, Suarez-Almazor M, Boonen A, Meade T, March L, Pohl C, Jull J, Sivarajah S, Campbell W, Alten R, Karuranga S, Morgan E, Kaufman J, Hill S, Maxwell L, Welch V, Beaton D, El-Miedany Y, Tugwell P. (2017). Towards the development of a core set of outcome domains to assess shared decision making interventions in rheumatology: results from an OMERACT Delphi survey and consensus meeting. The Journal of Rheumatology.

Petkovic J, Barton J, Flurey C, Goel N, Bartels C, Barnabe C, de Wit M, Lyddiatt A, Lacaille D, Welch V, Boonen A, Shea B, Christensen R, Maxwell L, Campbell W, Jull J, Toupin-April K, Singh J,Goldsmith C, Sreih A, Pohl C, Hofstetter C, Beaton D, Buchbinder R, Guillemin F, Tugwell P. (2017). Health Equity Considerations for Developing and Reporting Patient-Reported Outcomes in Clinical Trials: A report from the OMERACT Equity Special Interest Group. The Journal of Rheumatology

Jull J, Whitehead M, Petticrew M, Kristjansson E, Petkovic J, Volmink J, Weijer C, Talhaard M, Edwards S, Mbuagbaw L, Cookson R, McGowan J, Lydiatt A, Boyer Y, Cuervo LG, Armstrong R, White H, Yoganathan M, Pantoja T, Shea B, Pottie K, Norheim O, Baird S, Robberstadt B, Sommerfelt H, Tugwell P, Welch V. When is a randomized controlled trial health equity-relevant? Development and validation of a conceptual framework. BMJ Open. 2017; 7(9):

Oliver S, Garner P, Heywood P, Jull J, Dickson K, Bangpan M, Ang L, Fournam M. Transdisciplinary working to shape systematic reviews and interpret the findings. BMC Environmental Evidence. 2017; 6(28).

Welch V, Doull M, Yoganathan M, Jull J, Boscoe M, Coen S, Marshall Z, Pardo Pardo J, Pederson A, Petkovic J, Puil L, Quinlan L, Shea B, Rader T, Runnels V, Tudiver S. Reporting of sex and gender in randomized controlled trials in Canada: a cross-sectional methods study. Research Integrity and Peer Review. 2017; 2:15.…

Petkovic J, Welch V, Jull J, Petticrew M, Kristjansson E, Rader T, Yoganathan M, McGowan J, Lyddiatt A, Grimshaw JM, Volmink J, Moher D, Shea B, Pottie K, Pantoja T, Wells GA, Tugwell P. How is health equity reported and analyzed in randomised trials: Cochrane Systematic Review Registered Protocol. Cochrane Methodology Review Group. 2017.…

Mbuagbaw L, Aves T, Shea B, Jull J, Welch V, Taljaard M, Wells G, Tugwell P. Considerations and guidance in designing equity-relevant clinical trials. International Journal for Equity in Health. 2017; 16:93

Welch V, Akl E, Pottie K, Ansari MT, Briel M, Christensen R, Dans A, Dans L, Eslava-Schmalbach J, Guyatt G, Hultcrantz M, Jull J, Katikireddi SV, Lang E, Matovinovic E, Meerpohl J, Morton RL, Mosdol A, Murad MH, Petkovic J, Shunemann H, Sharaf R, Shea B, Singh J, Sola I, Stanely R, Stein A, Thabane L, Tonia T, Tristan M, Vitols S, Watine J, Tugwell P. (2017) GRADE Guidelines 3: Health equity considerations in rating the certainty of synthesized evidence. Journal of Clinical Epidemiology (JCE). 90, p76-83.

Welch W, Akl EA, Guyatt G, Pottie K, Eslava-Schmalbach J, Ansari MT, de beer H, Briel M, Dans T, Dans I, Hultcrantz M, Jull J, Katikireddi SV, Meerpohl J, Morton R, Mosdol A, Petkovic J, Schünemann H, Sharaf R, Singh J, Stanev R, Tonia T, Tristan M, Vitols S, Watine J, Tugwell P (2017). GRADE Equity Guidelines 1: Health equity in guideline development – introduction and rationale. Journal of Clinical Epidemiology (JCE). pii: S0895-4356(17)30339-6. doi: 10.1016/j.jclinepi.2017.01.014

Jull J, Giles A, Boyer Y, Stacey D, Minwaashin Lodge - The Aboriginal Women’s Support Centre (2016). Development of a Collaborative Research Framework: The Example of a Study Conducted By and With a First Nations, Inuit, and Metis Women's Community and Their Research Partners ACME: An International Journal for Critical Geographies (University of British Columbia). Pre-print 2016/2018; 17(3); 671-86.

Jull J, Witteman H, Yoganathan M, Ferne J, Stacey D. Decision-Making and Adults Diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes: A needs assessment. Canadian Journal of Diabetes. 2016; 40(2): 164-169.

Welch V, Jull J, Petkovic J, Boyer Y, Armstrong R, Cuervo LG, Gough D, Grimshaw J, Kristjannson E, Lydiatt A, McGowan J, Moher D, Pantoja T, Petticrew M, Pottie K, Rader T, Shea B, Taljaard M, Waters E, Weijer C, Wells G, White H, Whitehead M, Tugwell P. Protocol for development of CONSORT-Equity to improve reporting of health equity in randomized trials. Implementation Science. 2015; 10,146 doi: 10.1186/s13012-015-0332-z

Jull J, Minwaashin Lodge, Stacey D, Boyer Y, Giles A. Shared Decision-Making with Aboriginal Women Facing Health Decisions: A qualitative study identifying needs, supports and barriers. AlterNative: An International Journal of Indigenous Peoples. 2015; 11(4): 401-416.

Petkovic J, Epstein J, Buchbinder R, Welch V, Rader T, Lyddiatt A, Clerehan R, Christensen R, Boonen A, Goel N, Maxwell L, Toupin-April K, De Wit M, Barton J, Flurey C, Jull J, Barnabe C, Pohl C, Duruoz T, Singh JA, Tugwell P, Guillemin F. (2015). Towards ensuring health equity: Readability and cultural equivalence of OMERACT patient-reported outcome measures. The Journal of Rheumatology, 42(12):2448-59.

Toupin April K, Barton J, Fraenkel L, Li L, Grandpierre V, Guillemin F, Rader T, Stacey D, Légaré F, Jull J, Petkovic J, Scholte Voshaar M, Welch V, Lyddiatt A, Hofstetter C, De Wit M, March L, Meade T, Christensen, R, Gaujoux-Viala C, Suarez-Almazor ME, Boonen A, Pohl C, Martin R, Tugwell P. Development of a Draft Core Set of Domains for Measuring Shared Decision Making in Osteoarthritis: An OMERACT Special Interest Group on Shared Decision Making. (2015). The Journal of Rheumatology, 42(12):2442-7.

Jull J, Giles A, Minwaashin Lodge – The Aboriginal Women’s Support Centre, Boyer Y, Stacey D. Cultural Adaptation of a Shared Decision Making Tool with Aboriginal Women: A Qualitative Study. BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making. 2015; 15(1).

Stacey D, Jull J, Beach S, Dumas A, Strychar I, Adamo K, Brochu M, Prud’homme D. (2014). Middle-aged women’s decisions about body weight management: A needs assessment and testing of a knowledge translation tool. Menopause, August (published online ahead-of- print).

Jull J, Stacey D, Beach S, Dumas A, Strychar I, Ufholz LA, Prince S, Abdulnour J, Prud’homme D. (2014). Lifestyle Interventions Targeting Body Weight Changes During the Menopause Transition: A Systematic Review. Journal of Obesity.

Jull J, Stacey D, Giles A, Boyer Y, Minwaashin Lodge – The Aboriginal Women’s Support Centre. Shared decision-making and health for First Nations, Métis, and Inuit women: A study protocol. BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making. 2012; 12, 146.

Jull J, Crispo J, Welch V, MacDonald H, Brascoupe S, Boyer Y, Stacey D. Interventions for Indigenous Peoples Making Health Decisions: A Systematic Review. Pimatisiwin, November, 2013; 539-554.…

Jull J, Giles A. Health Equity, Aboriginal Peoples and Occupational Therapy. Canadian Journal of Occupational Therapy. 2012; 79(2), 70-76.

Jull J. (2010). Seniors Caring for Seniors: Examining the literature on injuries and contributing factors affecting the health and well-being of older adult caregivers. Public Health Agency of Canada.