I am a currently a PhD Candidate in the Social and Behavioural Health Sciences Division at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto, and a member of Re:searching for LGBTQ Health, an interdisciplinary, Toronto-based team of LGBTQ and ally researchers who utilize community-based research approaches to explore how LGBTQ people experience health and access health services, including services that enable LGBTQ people to become parents.
My program of research focuses on the reproductive health transitions (e.g., pregnancy and postpartum adjustment) of marginalized women, including physical women with disabilities and sexual minority women.
Informed by intersectionality theory and feminist disability studies, my doctoral research explores how women with physical disabilities experience the transition to motherhood, with an emphasis on care experiences and embodiment.
Please explore my website to learn more about my doctoral research and other research projects that I contribute to. Thanks for visiting!
May 2016: I’m excited to announce that two book chapters that I wrote will be available soon:
- “We Exist”: The Health and Well-Being of Sexual Minority Women and Trans People With Disabilities, in Eliminating Inequities for Women With Disabilities: An Agenda for Health and Wellness (edited by Shari E. Miles-Cohen and Caroline Signore)
- Listening to LGBTQ People on Assisted Human Reproduction: Access to Reproductive Material, Services and Facilities, co-written with Stu Marvel, Rachel Epstein, datejie green, Leah S. Steele, and Lori E. Ross, in Regulating Creation: The Law, Ethics, and Policy of Assisted Human Reproduction (edited by Trudo Lemmens, Andrew Flavelle Martin, Cheryl Mine, and Ian B. Lee)