Shawna O’Hearn is a PhD candidate in the Department of Geography and Environmental Management focusing her research on the experience of aging in the workplace.
She is the Director of Global Health at Dalhousie University, past Chair of the Canadian Society for International Health (CSIH), and President of the Physiotherapy Education Accreditation Canada (PEAC). Shawna is an Occupational Therapist with additional graduate training in International Development and Corporate Social Responsibility.
Over the last decade, she has provided leadership to the expansion of global health at Dalhousie University to integrate social accountability, diversity and inclusion, service learning and Indigenous Health into curriculum, research, and faculty development for local and international programs across the health faculties.
- O'Hearn, S., Nunbogu, A., Manjang, B. & Abu, T. Water security at the intersection of health and governance. Canadian Conference on Global Health, Ottawa, Ontario. October 16th - 19th, 2019.
- O'Hearn, S. Confronting power and privilege: A necessary task to achieve diverse leadership in global health. Canadian Conference on Global Health, Ottawa, Ontario. October 16th - 19th, 2019.