The School of Public Health and Health Systems is a division of the Faculty of Applied Health Sciences
Office: LHN 1724
Phone: 519-888-4567, ext. 38164
My main research focuses on community-based health and social projects related to food, nutrition, food security, and the broader context of food systems and environments. This research has primarily been with people living in northern locations in Canada and more recently with Indigenous organizations located in urban settings. This work has involved dietary assessment with youth, program evaluation, and community development and has, in the past several years, begun to move towards social justice and social policy for improving food security and advocacy for food sovereignty.
A second area of research interest is the development of tools to assess knowledge exchange between knowledge producers (e.g. researchers) and knowledge users (e.g. practitioners).
Graduate supervision and student opportunities
I am currently accepting applications from graduate students with related research interests:
- Evaluation of health programs
- Northern food systems
- Food security
- Indigenous health
- Nutrition in youth
- Health promotion
- Health program evaluation
- Qualitative research methods
BSc Health Studies (2002, University of Waterloo)
MSc Health Studies (2005, University of Waterloo)
MPH Health Promotion (2006, Karolinska Institute, Sweden)
PhD Health Studies (2013, University of Waterloo)
Postdoctoral Fellowship: Department of Indigenous Learning/Department of Psychology (2015, Lakehead University)
See Google Scholar for full list of publications.