Hannah Neufeld

Associate Professor

Canada Research Chair, Indigenous Health, Wellbeing and Food Environments

Adjunct Professor, Department of Family Relations and Applied Nutrition, University of Guelph

Hannah Neufeld.

Contact information 

Office: LHN 1726

Phone: 519-888-4567 ext. 42269

Email: hannah.neufeld@uwaterloo.ca 

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Research interests 

My research approach for more than 20 years has been community-based, working with Indigenous families and communities on the revitalization of food systems within southern and urban settings across Canada and internationally. Globally, I have contributed to nutrition policy, knowledge translation platforms, and United Nations (UN) reports with the World Health Organization, the Food and Agriculture Organization, along with an Indigenous health chapter and series of case studies as part of the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. My current program of research brings together these experiences as an established scholar in this field who does not identify as Indigenous, to focus on exploring the complexity of urban Indigenous food environments and developing intergenerational spaces and places for land-based learning around food.

Graduate supervision and student opportunities

  • Indigenous health
  • Indigenous food systems
  • Maternal nutrition
  • Infant and young child feeding
  • Diabetes prevention
  • Food sovereignty
  • Energy sovereignty
  • Global health

Graduate studies application details

Teaching interests

  • Qualitative research methods
  • Indigenous health
  • Food security
  • International nutrition


BASc Applied Human Nutrition, University of Guelph

MSc Community Health Sciences, University of Manitoba

PhD Community Health Sciences, University of Manitoba

Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship: Department of Geography/Indigenous Health Lab, Western University

Selected publications 

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Neufeld, H.T. & Finnis, E. (2022). Recipes and Reciprocity: Building Relationships in Research. Winnipeg: University of Manitoba Press.

Selected professional activities and networks

Member, Dietitians of Canada

Member, American Society for Nutrition 

Member, Canadian Nutrition Society 

Member, Ontario Home Economics Association

Member, North American Indigenous Studies Association

Member, National Indigenous Diabetes Association

Member, Society of Ethnobiology