Jennifer Nutton

Jennifer Nutton
Assistant Teaching Professor
School of Social Work
Office: HSD B334

PhD Candidate (McGill)

Area of expertise

Child welfare practice and policy

Jennifer Nutton joined the School of Social Work in July 2019. 

Professional Information & Research Interests

  • Child welfare practice and policy
  • Decolonizing and anti-oppressive practices and pedagogies
  • community-based participatory research
  • Indigenous epistemologies and research methodologies
  • Social work field education

Jennifer's scholarship, social work practice and teaching pedagogy are rooted in relationality. By relationality, she means that she is a human being in an interdependent relationship with other people, all living things including the land and past and future generations, and with knowledge.​ Her areas of interest and knowledge specialization include: child welfare practice and policy; decolonizing and anti-oppressive practices and pedagogies; community-based participatory research; Indigenous epistemologies and research methodologies; program evaluation; and social work field education. ​Jennifer has worked with child welfare systems in Canada and the United States since 2005. Prior to her work in child welfare, Jennifer engaged in community-based social justice work in the UK and the United States.