Associate Professor in Health Studies, Queen's University, Ontario

Dr. Power has taught HLTH 101, Social Determinants of Health, at Queen's University for 15 years. She also teaches courses in food systems, fat studies, and qualitative research methods. She uses sociological theory and qualitative research methods to explore social, cultural, political and symbolic aspects of food, poverty and public health.

Dr. Power is the co-author of "Acquired Tastes: Why Families Eat the Way They Do" (UBC Press, 2015); co-editor of "Neoliberal Governance and Health: Duties, Risks and Vulnerabilities" (MQUP, 2016); co-editor of the forthcoming volume, "Feminist Food Studies: Intersectional Perspectives" (Women's Press) and co-editor of the forthcoming "Messy Eating: Conversations on Animals as Food" (Fordham University Press).

Experience

  • 2010–present
    Associate professor, Queen's University

Education

  • 2002 
    University of Toronto, Public Health Sciences
  • 1995 
    University of Guelph, Applied Human Nutrition
  • 1987 
    University of Ottawa, Biochemistry
  • 1982 
    Mount Saint Vincent University, Sociology

Publications

  • 2019
    “It’s not a food issue; it’s an income issue”: using Nutritious Food Basket costing for health equity advocacy, Canadian Journal of Public Health
  • 2018
    Canada’s missed opportunity to implement publicly funded school meal programs in the 1940s , Critical Public Health
  • 2018
    “Aboriginal isn't just about what was before, it's what's happening now:” Perspectives of Indigenous peoples on the foods in their contemporary diets, Canadian Food Studies
  • 2015
    Should Canadian Health Promoters Support a Food Stamp-style Program to Address Food Insecurity?, Health Promotion International

Professional Memberships

  • Canadian Association for Food Studies
  • Canadian Public Health Association