About Me


I am an Associate Professor at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario, Canada. Trained in the fields of epidemiology (MSc) and health geography (PhD), I am a healthy communities researcher with interests in the social and environmental determinants of community health and well-being. My research projects span diverse topics that address various domains of community liveability, including food insecurity, travel behaviours, playscapes, and school closures.

Current Positions

  • Associate Professor, Department of Geography and Planning, Queen’s University
  • Associate Professor, School of Kinesiology and Health Studies, Queen’s University (Cross-appointment)

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

  • Canadian Public Health Association
  • Canadian Association of Geographers