I currently hold two postdoctoral research fellowships, one is a University-funded position in Gender, Family and Health in the Department of Family Relations and Applied Nutrition. For fellowship, I conducted a qualitative study examining how gender relations impact parents’ participation in, The Guelph Family Health Study (GFHS), the largest longitudinal family-based health study in Canada. I interviewed parent-participants and GFHS providers and observed the intervention visits, developing key findings which I am currently working on disseminating with Drs. Gwen Chapman, Jess Haines, & Carla Rice.
My SSHRC postdoctoral fellowship is an arts-informed qualitative research project analysing this fraught political moment of increased 2SLGBTQI+ rights and representation alongside mounting political backlash. This project involves interviewing parents from 30+ 2SLGBTQI+ families across Ontario and inviting them to complete a short video about their parenting experiences through Re*Vision. In addition to contributing new scholarly knowledge about the sexual politics of contemporary forms of family governance, this project engages with dissemination techniques such the mass distribution of an Infographic tip sheet which will draw from research data to provide recommendations for including 2SLGBTQI+ families.
In addition to these projects, I serve as Co-PI for Neurodiversity Matters which studies autism infrastructure and neurodiversity discourse in Ontario. I also serve as a Collaborator for Enacting Autism Inclusion, which partners with Re*Vision to use participatory arts-based methods to intervene on hegemonic approaches to autism services.