Therese Jennissen has been teaching in the areas of social policy and history at the Carleton School of Social Work since 1993. In addition to contemporary social policy issues, her areas of interest include: the history of social welfare and social work, women and social policy (including international perspectives), and health and safety in the workplace. Prior to coming to Carleton, Therese worked in the Political and Social Affairs Branch of the Research Department, Library of Parliament. Before that she was a senior researcher for the Royal Commission on New Reproductive Technologies. She has published work on the gender dimensions of occupational health and safety in the work place, workers’ compensation in Canada, and women and social policy. She has also co-published with Colleen Lundy on women in Cuba and Russia. Currently, in collaboration with Colleen Lundy, she has submitted a manuscript for publication of a SSHRC-funded project on the history of social work in Canada.
From 2001-2007 Therese was Supervisor of Undergraduate Studies in the School of Social Work. For three years she was secretary to the PAM/PA Faculty Board, a member of the University Senate, and a representative on the CUASA Council.
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