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PhD Candidate, Political Science, Dalhousie University

I am PhD Candidate and Part-Time Faculty in the Department of Political Science at Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS. I am the recipient of the Nova Scotia Research and Innovation Graduate Scholarship, Research Nova Scotia Maritime SPOR Support Unit Student Award, and the BRIC Student Award for my work in health policy and patient-oriented practices. Primarily, this research activity centres on existing public engagement practices in Nova Scotia, evaluating both public deliberation models and patient engagement models to understand the democratic process of patient recruitment and cooperative policy deliberation. I am also a member of the SafetyNET-rx research team, a quality improvement initiative aimed at increasing patient safety within public policy in the Canadian context, and a MacEachen Institute for Public Policy and Governance Junior Fellow.


  • 2018–present
    PhD Candidate, Dalhousie University


  • 2018 
    Saint Mary's University, MA (Interdisciplinary Studies)
  • 2014 
    Saint Mary's University, BA (Honours - Atlantic Canada Studies & Political Science)