Kayla Melbourne

Third Year Student, BA Honours in Health Studies, School of Kinesiology and Health Studies, Queen’s University

One thing that drew me to my major was getting the opportunity to learn about socioecological models of health and different types of health interventions as a way to empower individuals to participate in different health behaviours. Academically, my research interests are aligned to health promotion and policy, human rights, global health equity, food systems, socioecological frameworks, and applied horizontal and diagonal knowledge translation within equitable networks.

Right now, I’m working under the supervision of Dr. Jeff Masuda and Magnus Nowell on the Right to Remain project which uses archival documents to understand the impact of urbanization in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside through an intersectional lens.

I anticipate my involvement with CEHE research will increase my interest in policies that have applied socioecological frameworks that empower individuals to actively seek out behaviours that are beneficial to them.

Following my internship with CEHE, I hope to write my Honours Thesis in Health Studies and to continue to study equitable frameworks within public and global health.

When I’m not in the lab or doing coursework, I keep myself busy doing presentations, getting involved with groups that seek to promote health through upstream approaches, doing graphic design, or finding the next great song or show that I can listen to or watch.

Contact: 16kcm@queensu.ca