As a feminist political economist, my research interests lie in how policy (economic, social, health and environmental) impacts women and children's health and well-being. As a health geographer, I am interested in how material and social determinants of health impact women's and children's health and well-being. I deploy historical, multi-scalar approaches to how policy impacts households and individuals, and how the private sphere supports the productive sphere and social reproduction.
My PhD dissertation focuses on youth resilience. Using grounded theory, my study aims to deconstruct the social act of eating to identify the the meaningful connections between youth psychosocial health and risk of disordered eating (including obesity). An intersectional approach will achieve a greater understanding of what issues influence body image concerns and whether they differ by gender, sexuality and ethnicity/ religion. Findings will inform the development of interventions to promote youth wellness and resilience, particularly education programs for grades 7/8.
Health Policy PRIMARY
Social Policy SECONDARY
Policy Process Theory
Agenda-Setting, Adoption, and Implementation PRIMARY
Policy Analysis and Evaluation SECONDARY
POPULATION & PUBLIC HEALTH
MULTI-SCALAR HEALTH POLICY ANALYSIS
EARLY CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT AND CARE
SOCIAL DETERMINANTS OF HEALTH