Research Interests

Currently, my research fits into nine main categories:

  1. The social, climatic, environmental, and cultural determinants of physical, mental, and emotional health, with a focus on Indigenous health and well-being;
  2. The human dimensions of climatic and environmental change, particularly in a Circumpolar context;
  3. Individual, social, community, and health systems adaptation within the context of large-scale and rapid change;
  4. Community health and development, including cultural reclamation and revitalization;
  5. Fostering youth mental health and resilience to rapid change;
  6. Health equity and health justice;
  7. Human-environment relations and environmental ethics and praxis;
  8. Emotional, psychological, health geographies and place-based ways of knowing;
  9. Innovative qualitative methods and research design.

These areas are premised on the philosophical foundations of capacity development, community-based and community-led research, and interdisciplinary approaches, and interact with, and inform each other through the dynamic conversion of theory, research, and practice.