Health & Research Ethics

  • Clinical, Research, & Public Health Ethics
  • REB/IRB Application & Review
  • Policy Information

Qualitative & Conceptual Research

  • Facilitation, Interviews
  • Deliberative Engagement
  • Literature & Policy Review


  • Policy Relevant Research
  • Successful & Effective Translation
  • Real-World Solutions

Engage Associates Consulting Group is a Vancouver-based partnership of two consultants – Holly Longstaff and Alice Virani.

We are passionate about conducting innovative and effective policy relevant research and enhancing dialogue within the health and ethics domains.

We apply the latest international research, drawing from a toolkit of diverse methods –from gap analysis and literature reviews to interviews and focus groups. We pride ourselves on listening carefully and devising unique solutions tailored to your needs.

Clients include Health Canada, the Public Health Agency of Canada, Vancouver General Hospital, the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, the Canadian Clinical Trials Coordinating Centre, and the Canadian Partnership Against Cancer.


Holly Longstaff, MA, PhD

Expertise: Applied ethics, research ethics administration (Canada and US), health policy, qualitative and quantitative methods.

Holly’s Bio

Alice Virani, MA (Oxon), MS, MPH, PhD

Expertise: Clinical, public health and research ethics, genetic technologies, public and provider communication and education.
Alice’s Bio