- Community based research
- Community development
- Leisure and recreation
- Therapeutic recreation
- Social determinants of health
- Intersectional theory
BA (Queen's) Psychology
B.PHE (Queen's) Physical and Health Education
MA (British Columbia) Human Kinetics
PhD (British Columbia) Interdisciplinary Studies in Health Promotion Research
Postdoctoral Fellowship (Simon Fraser University) Health Sciences
Douglas College Faculty since 2009.
For the last 15 years I have been actively engaged in research and advocacy in health promotion with a particular focus on the experiences of disadvantaged groups. I am interested in how a person's social context and status influence her or his health and well-being. In my program of research I focus on health inequalities, access to leisure and recreation, and community-based research.
I have taught and worked towards "democratizing" research, or, in other words, increasing the ways that people use and engage in research so that the research itself is relevant, meaningful, and action-oriented.