About Us

Dr. Tara Lyons (she/her)

CGSHE Faculty Member

Dr. Tara Lyons (she/her) is a CGSHE Faculty Member and Faculty Member in the Department of Criminology at Kwantlen Polytechnic University. Her community-based research with trans and queer individuals engaged in sex work and/or substance use has contributed to some of the only Canadian evidence in this area of study. Her research with trans communities has been used to directly influence policy in a number of health and housing services in BC. She is a formative member of the CIHR CTN Trans People and HIV Working Group, a national trans-led team of researchers focused on research with, by, and for trans people living with/affected by HIV. Dr. Lyons has extensive experience conducting community-based research and has a strong record of effective and meaningful knowledge translation.