I am a researcher, educator, and mediator with experience in Indigenous health and wellness, critical public health, mental health and addictions, community-based and decolonizing research methods and methodologies, and knowledge translation.
Prior to starting at Laurier, I held a CIHR postdoctoral fellowship at Well Living House, St. Michael’s Hospital, and postdoctoral position at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH). Since 2018, I have been a project scientist at CAMH on projects with First Nation communities in Ontario and Labrador. I received a PhD in Medicine (Community Health and Humanities) from Memorial University, MEd (Curriculum, Teaching, and Learning) from Memorial University, BEd from Queen’s University, and BA from Wilfrid Laurier University.
My research projects and interests lie in the area of Indigenous health and wellness, community and culturally-defined indicators of wellness, knowledge translation principles and practices in community-based research, mental health and addiction, critical public health, and decolonizing research methodologies.
Ongoing projects involve working directly with First Nation communities in the area of health and wellness; conducting systematic and literature reviews on knowledge translation in Indigenous health research and Indigenous community wellness strategies; explicating how ethical guidelines and principles for Indigenous health research are put into practice; and defining and implementing FASD prevention in local community contexts.
I will be recruiting graduate and upper year undergraduate students in the near future. I may have volunteer research assistantships for students interested in my areas of research. If you are an Indigenous student interested Indigenous health research, please contact me for more information.
To view more of my publications, please visit my Google Scholar profile.
We see you are accessing our website on IE8. We recommend you view in Chrome, Safari, Firefox or IE9+ instead.Ã