Employment History

Current              Research Officer, Office of Research Services, Brock University
2014-2017         Projects Facilitator, Social Justice Research Institute, Brock University
2013                   Postdoctoral Fellow, Health, Environment, and Indigenous Communities Research Group, Trent University
2012-2013         Postdoctoral Fellow, Labrador Institute and Faculty of Arts (Geography), Memorial University
2010-2011         Postdoctoral Fellow, Ontario Ministry of Research and Innovation and FES, York University [more info…]

Academic Appointment

2012-2014    Adjunct Professor, Faculty of Environmental Studies (FES), York University


2010                   Ph.D. in Geography; University of Western Ontario
2002                   B.Sc. in Psychology; University of Alberta


I offer expertise in research development and capacity building stemming from almost eight years’ experience working collaboratively with academics and community groups at Brock University, Memorial University, Trent University, and York University.

In 2010, I completed my SSHRC funded, award-winning doctoral work on the social dimensions of residential pesticide policy change at the University of Western Ontario in Geography. From 2010-2013, I developed a collaborative research program focused on building research and evaluation capacity on the topic of knowledge translation and food security in Iqaluit, Nunavut and Nain, Nunatsiavut (Labrador). During this time, I was lead or co-lead on multiple grant applications for community-administered research and program funds totaling over $135,000 including a SSHRC Standard Research Grant. I have been recognized for my research on the social dimensions of policy change and local knowledge sharing by the Society for Risk Analysis, the Canadian Knowledge Transfer and Exchange Community of Practice, and the Canadian Association of Geographers.

From 2014-2017, I was Brock’s Social Justice Research Institute (SJRI) Projects Facilitator during which time I bolstered research imaginations leveraging more than $204,000 in external research grants and contracts ($1.5 million pending review). Now, in my new role as a Research Officer, I will be the main point of contact for any Brock faculty members planning to apply to SSHRC or any other external social science and humanities research funder. This will include assistance with research development, provision of comprehensive feedback on draft applications, and any liaisons with VPR/ORS necessary for letters of support, contract negotiations, or other agreements with research partners.