Research Associate, Centre for Environmental Health Equity
My interest lies in food insecurity, and social and environmental health inequity. I graduated with an BSSc. in Political Studies and a minor in Global Studies from the University of Ottawa and went on to complete a certificate in Food Security from Ryerson University. Under the supervision of Dr. Jeff Masuda, I completed my MSc. in Health Promotion at the School of Kinesiology and Health Studies, Queen’s University. In partnership with the Addictions and Mental Health Services for KFL&A I looked to understand what happens in and along a person’s day-to-day food journey, and how this impacts their health and wellbeing during the transition from homelessness into permanent housing under the Housing First program. This exploratory study aims to provide empirical insight into an overlooked area of the lived experiences surrounding one of Canada’s most pre-eminent housing policies of recent years.