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Jacqueline Rousseau

PhD Student

Degrees:MSW (Carleton), B.Ed. (McGill), BA Hons Sociology, Minor English Literature (Carleton)

About Me:

I graduated with an MSW from Carleton University in 2009. I spent the next 13 years working in healthcare, first as a frontline social worker and then in various leadership and management positions. After leaving the hospital, I spent two years working as a social worker at a Family Health Team, my private practice, and as a Contract Instructor at Carleton. I started the Ph.D. program in 2022 while continuing to see clients in my practice.

I live in Carp, a lovely little village outside of Ottawa, with my family and our dog, Murphy. I enjoy hiking, sewing, reading, and spending time at the cottage.

Research Interests:

  • Health care access, discrimination, and equity
  • Healthcare funding
  • Mental health
  • Fatphobia and diet culture

My Research:

Working in the healthcare system has inspired my future doctoral research. I plan to examine the impact of weight bias experienced by women living in higher-weight bodies accessing the Ontario health care system.