Early in her career she was appointed to the sociology of sport program in the Department of Kinesiology and in conjunction with this, established an extensive record of scholarship and granting support in gender and sport. In recent years, she has turned her attention to issues of work and health and the sociology of health professions. In 1999, she began working with the Ergonomics Intervention Research Group at the University of Waterloo and has contributed to research on ergonomics interventions to reduce injuries carried out in several settings, taking a lead role in the qualitative component of this research.
Her current research is directed to an analysis of the professional work and relationships of ergonomists and industrial engineers. She is the coordinator for the Collaborative Doctoral Program in Work and Health in the Faculty of Applied Health Sciences at the University of Waterloo.