Welcome to P-SEC Research Group

The P-SEC Research Group is comprised by a number of researchers at various stages of their careers. The focus of our research is to investigate the connections between marginalised groups’ life experiences and the organisations that shape their lived realities. Our members have researched areas such as women working in male-dominated occupations, elderly people living in rural areas, LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) soldiers working in the Canadian military, mothers birthing in hospital settings, and single mothers living on social assistance. We utilise the P-SEC Methodology, which is an interdisciplinary qualitative approach developed by Carmen and Lynne in 2005. It is grounded in feminist standpoint epistemology, institutional ethnography, and schema theory (Gouliquer & Poulin, 2005).