Through my practice as a social worker, researcher, community organizer and educator, I have followed my passion for social justice. I strive to use the perspectives of structural social work and health equity in my teaching and in my research on policy and social change.
My primary research aim is to critique political and social structures that impact social policy and communities. My current research examines the intersection of policies and programs that address LGBTQ+ health equity through community action and policy development that addresses the social determinants of health. I am also currently contributing to the development of Queer Liberation Theory, an emerging framework for understanding class dimensions of LGBTQ+ oppression.
My previous research examined educational supports and services for postsecondary students with learning disabilities, explored Indigenous and northern experiences with health and social services, analyzed controversies within Ontario’s sex education curriculum, and developed historical perspectives on the gay/queer liberation movement.
I am currently recruiting two graduate students to act as research associates for my SSHRC PEG, “Putting Queer Men’s Well-being on the Policy Radar”. Please email me to inquire.
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