Ariadna has wide ranging work experience, having worked as a social science researcher in environmental health in Cuba and Mexico, in clinical research as a Clinical Trial Coordinator for a multi-centre, international clinical trial in obstetrics and as the manager of a multidisciplinary research unit engaged in investigating the social determinants of health. In 2008, she joined the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at the University of British Columbia as the Research Program Manager. In this role, she has been responsible for promoting research and fostering academic scholarship within the Department. She works with residents, clinicians, researchers and graduate level trainees to support their research and research training. She is responsible for implementing the Departmental Strategic Plan for research as a member/Co-Chair of two Departmental Advisory Groups. She also Chairs the annual Dr. Fred Bryans Faculty Research Forum, a program designed to promote research by faculty in the Department.


Fernandez  Ariadna, Sadownik  Leslie, Lisonkova  Sarka, Cundiff  Geoffrey, Joseph  K. Determinants of research engagement in academic obstetrics and gynaecology. BMC Medical Education.2016, 16:111. DOI: 10.1186/s12909-016-0640-2. URL: