Expert Details

Lisa Mitchell

Contact Information

Lisa Mitchell
Phone Number:(250) 721-6282
Languages: English

Research Information

Research Description

Medical Anthropology
Reproduction, Ultrasound Fetal Imaging, Prenatal Diagnosis (in Canada)
Health of Marginalized Youth (in BC and in the Philippines)

Interdisciplinary Research

My research draws upon the disciplines of Anthropology, Cultural Studies, Child and Youth Studies.

Health Related Research

I am currently researching health practices among street-involved youth in Victoria. My past research includes working in an impoverished community in the Philippines to understand children's ideas about illness and risk. Over the past twenty years, I have studied various aspects of childbearing in Canada including women's experiences of fetal ultrasound imaging, both routine unproblematic scans and those involving fetal impairment and loss, and women's narratives of risk during pregnancy and childbirth. A recent collaborative project addresses parental bereavement and the creation of virtual memorials.

Research Keywords

Community Interaction

Community Projects

Currently working with street-involved youth in Victoria on an ethnographic and participatory study addressing their ideas and practices for staying safe and healthy.

UVic Speakers Bureau

Mitchell takes part in the UVic Speakers Bureau.
More information about the Speakers Bureau can be found here.

International Involvement

Countries lived/worked in

The Philippines