Research

As a social scientist with strong theoretical and philosophical leanings and trainings, my research interests are diverse, and my research philosophy is premised on trans- and interdisciplinary partnerships and community-based and participatory work.I believe strongly in the importance of developing genuine and long-lasting relationships with communities and participants, and of engaging people in every aspect of the research process.

The following digital story, created by Kenny Buck Michelin in Rigolet, describes the importance of forming friendships during the research process.

My current research examines Indigenous health through a resilience and well-being lens, the health effects of changing climates and environments (with a particular focus on mental health), health justice and equity, human-environment interactions, global climate change, community-engaged reserach techniques and methodolgies, and fostering youth mental health and resilience to change.