About Me


I am an Assistant Professor at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario, Canada. My graduate training is in health research methods (with a focus on healthy policy and social epidemiology) and health geography. My research interests align with the fields of population health and healthy community planning, and I apply a social determinants of health lens to much of my work. My current research program is diverse, spanning the topics of food insecurity, sustainability planning, commuting patterns, ‘playscapes’, and school closures. 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, Department of Geography and 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

  • Canadian Public Health Association
  • Canadian Association of Geographers