Naomi has expertise in research and policy which she uses to support the Sussex Federal and Ontario government relations teams and their clients. Naomi uses her well established, evidence-based research skills to synthesize complex information on any topic to inform policy development and policy alternatives. She has on the ground experience in the government policy making process and insight into the government mindset.
Prior to joining Sussex, Naomi held various policy advisor roles with the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care and the OPS Diversity Office of the Ontario Government. She also worked as a science and technology policy analyst with Environment and Climate Change Canada. In addition, Naomi worked at an Ottawa think-tank providing evidence to inform policy decisions. Her research and analysis products have been used to inform government strategy and the decision-making process.
Before entering the policy sphere, Naomi worked in a research laboratory on immunology and cancer. She contributed to immunology articles published in peer reviewed journals.
Naomi holds a Master of Public Policy from the University of Toronto and a Master of Biomedicine, Bioscience and Society from London School of Economics. She also holds an Honours Bachelor of Science in Genetics from McMaster University.