|Degrees:||MSW, International and Community Development Specialization (University of Calgary), BSW (King’s University College at Western University)|
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I started my PhD in 2017 after working at a large NGO, as well as on research projects involving youth social exclusion and professional suitability in social work. As well as working at York University in the Research and Innovation Division.
Recently, I have been involved in ethnographic site studies involving unpaid work in long-term residential care, as well as identifying and comparing promising practices to support older adults when imagining age-friendly cities. I am currently leading a Mitacs Accelerate Grant, on LGBTQI2S seniors’ and workers’ safety in health care, social care and municipal public services.
I share my PhD journey on my blog called Scholar Culture, which is an educational and lifestyle blog for graduate students. Scholar Culture works towards bringing life back into the academic lifestyle through discussions around mental health, balance and meaning. Learn more over on the blog.
Why I Chose Carleton:
Carleton University’s doctoral program in Social Work aligns with my interest and values in human rights, along with my critical approach when working towards social change. In addition to its structural approach, Carleton offers a specialization in Political Economy, which provided me with the knowledge to analyze the social, economic, and political simultaneously, as well as a chance to meet other faculty, and colleagues.
As a social worker committed to improving insecure working conditions for care workers in the social work and social services work sector, the research I am involved in explores gender, work and labour. Under the supervision of Dr. Susan Braedley, my thesis research draws on the feminist political economy to investigate the social service worker’s experiences during COVID-19.
Work and Labour; Paid and Unpaid Work; Gender and Work; LGBTQI2S Workers Safety; Feminist Political Economy; Care Work; Community-Academic Research Partnerships; Social Change; Knowledge Mobilization; Research in Social Work; Social Work Education.
Dr. Susan Braedley (Thesis Supervisor, Social Work, Carleton University)
Dr. Sarah Todd (Social Work, Carleton University
Dr. Celia Haig-Brown (Faculty of Education, York University)