I graduated from UBC in 2009 with a BSc in microbiology and immunology. After working with the public for a number of years in a variety of capacities, including a learning disabilities resource centre, I decided to return to university to pursue a career in nursing. The nursing program here at UNB particularly appealed to me because of the emphasis it places on social justice issues and socio-economic determinants of health.
My future research (and practice) interests include palliative care, harm reduction strategies, and improving access to healthcare, both in Canada and internationally. I am extremely curious about the effectiveness of various models of health care delivery, as well as the impacts of interpersonal relationships on clinical outcomes.
I was fortunate to begin working with the P-SEC group in October of 2015 as a research assistant through the UNB work-study program. I am thrilled to be working as part of an interdisciplinary research team that is contributing to understanding and improving the experiences of marginalised groups. In addition, my work with P-SEC has enhanced my knowledge of sociology, psychology, and qualitative research methods.