I have done applied empirical research in a variety of fields, including the political economy of development (with a geographic focus on China) public and expert opinion on issues relating to the Arctic region, and health economics. Geospatial impact evaluations of place-based development policies are an ongoing interest. Currently, my primary area of interest is geno-economics. My most recent research studies the explanatory and predictive power of genetics in accounting for mid-career economic mobility.
I teach in the Social Science Program at Cégep Heritage College, and in the School of Conflict Studies at Saint Paul University. I am a researcher at l'observatoire de la politique et la sécurité de l’Arctique (OPSA), and I hold a PhD in Public Policy from Carleton University's School of Public Policy and Administration.