Faculty

Programs in the School of Public Health and Social Policy are delivered by faculty newly hired to the school, existing faculty from related schools within the Faculty of Human and Social Development, as well as experienced practitioners in the field of public health.

NameAreaContact
Assistant Teaching Professor Emerita
School of Public Health and Social Policy
Scholarship of teaching and learning; social justice; social policy; housing; community organizing and development; lesbian health; feminism; research methodologies; program evaluation
Assistant Teaching Professor
School of Public Health and Social Policy
Community health; scholarship of teaching and learning; cultural safety; program evaluation; relational practice; health promotion; mental health, health education
Office: HSD B202b
Professor Emeritus (2018-2021)
School of Public Health and Social Policy
Public health systems and services research; health promotion; healthy cities and communities; health and nature; healthy public policy; community development and health
Professor Emeritus
School of Public Health and Social Policy
Health inequities, disability, public policy, obesity, health literacy, population health promotion
Assistant Professor
School of Public Health and Social Policy
Sexual health; global health; lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and two-spirit (LGBTQ2S) people; HIV prevention and care; health equity; interdisciplinary approaches; indigenous health; mixed methods; community-based research; public health surveillance; infectious diseases; population health
Office: HSD B202e
Assistant Professor
School of Public Health and Social Policy
Scholarship of teaching and learning; Nutrition and diet-related non-communicable diseases; nutritional and environmental epidemiology; food security; food environments; global health; Indigenous health; mixed methods research; social and cultural determinants of nutrition and health
Office: HSD B202c
Professor
School of Public Health and Social Policy
Disability, assistive technology, policy and practices with respect to individuals with disabilities and their families; disability supports and services
Office: HSD B232
Professor
School of Public Health and Social Policy
Sexual and reproductive health across the lifespan; sexual diversity; sex trade work; HIV/AIDS; the construction of female sexuality and the cultural determinants of health
Office: SAA 130
Assistant Professor
School of Public Health and Social Policy
Sexual health; HIV and AIDS; culturally safe health and social services; Indigenous reproductive/ environmental rights and justice; traditional medicinal knowledges and land-based healing; Métis Peoples health and identity; decolonizing and Indigenous research methodologies 
Office: HSD B242
Professor Emeritus
School of Public Health and Social Policy
Aboriginal health; health promotion; health policy; cardiovascular physiology; research administration; population and public health; health services; chronic disease; surveys; global Indigenous health
Assistant Professor
School of Public Health and Social Policy
Development and course of substance use problems and addiction, and the role played by the treatment system in recovery.
Office: CARSA 267
Assistant Professor (Michael Smith Scholar)
School of Public Health and Social Policy
Child Development and Child Health, Child Rights, Social Determinants of Health, indicators as accountability tools, International Development, Nutrition
Office: HSD B202d
Director / Professor
School of Public Health and Social Policy
Health services research; program evaluation; access to health care; recipient views of services; social-structural drivers of health; HIV/AIDS; homelessness; adolescent health; community-based participatory research; survey methods; qualitative methods; research ethics
Office: HSD B202f

Interdisciplinary faculty

NameAreaContact
UVic Distinguished Professor
Human and Social Development
Drug law and policy; maternal-state conflicts; film and print media representations; women in conflict with the law; research methodology
Office: HSD B246
Professor
Human and Social Development
Feminist theory; feminist methodologies; discursive spaces; autobiographical writing; ill bodies; combat veterans; contested illness; myalgic encephalopathy (ME); post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD); Bruce Springsteen
Office: HSD B250
Professor Emerita
Human and Social Development
Connections between policy and practice in the human services; critical approaches to policy analysis; critical perspectives on mental illness/health; women's policy agencies and gender mainstreaming initiatives within government
Professor Emerita
Human and Social Development
Poverty; welfare; women's provisioning work; community organizations; female delinquency; juvenile justice; correctional policies
Professor Emerita
Professor Emerita
Human and Social Development
Social organization of professional knowledge; institutional ethnography; policy and practice in human service organizations; the organization of international development