I am a health geographer by training, with regional interests in Sub-Saharan Africa, Canada and the United States, empirical interests in health and wellbeing, environmental determinants of health, and aging populations, and methodological expertise in qualitative research. I draw on frameworks that allow me to examine the multi-scale and multi-temporal connections between social, structural and ecological processes in the production of health.
My doctoral work was conducted in Uganda and was framed by an integrated knowledge translation approach that aimed to understand how the health and wellbeing of aging individuals are affected by historic and contemporary processes of social and environmental change. This work explored how social, economic and political processes work to affect the environments within which the aged live, and examined how these processes shape the access to, and quality of the social determinants of health and wellbeing. My master’s research was conducted in Ghana and explored the social and structural determinants of maternal health insurance. My ongoing research, teaching and outreach will focus on questions of environmental change and human health.