About Me


I am an Assistant Professor at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario, Canada. My research interests fall within the areas of healthy community planning, population health inequities, urban governance, and sustainability planning. I apply a social determinants of health equity lens to much of my work. My current research program is diverse, spanning the topics of food insecurity, community sustainability planning, and active transportation. After growing up in the Kingston area, I lived in Hamilton Ontario for nearly a decade, and Vancouver British Columbia for 5 years. I am delighted to be living back in my home town.

Current Positions

  • Assistant Professor, School of Urban and Regional Planning, Queen’s University
  • Assistant Professor, School of Kinesiology and Health Studies, Queen’s University (Cross-appointment)
  • Associate, Kingston Frontenac Lennox & Addington Public Health Unit

Education & Training

  • 2011 – Postdoctorate, Health Aging & Society, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON
  • 2009 – Ph.D., Health Geography, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby BC
  • 2004 – M.Sc., Health Research Methodology, McMaster University, Hamilton ON
  • 2002 – B.Sc. with distinction, Biochemistry, McMaster University, Hamilton ON

Professional Memberships

  • International Society for Urban Health
  • Canadian Public Health Association
  • American Public Health Association
  • American Planners Association
  • Canadian Association of Geographers

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.