PhD Candidate, Dalhousie University

Phillip is a registered dietitian within Canada and is currently pursuing his Ph.D. in Health at Dalhousie University. His research is exploring the way culture shapes eating practices and body image for gay men. He also has an interest in the use of art-based methodologies in his research. He has received numerous scholarships and awards for his research. He is also currently producing a comic book on body image for queer men, entitled 'Queer Bodies in Confidence', funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research. He serves on the Gay Men’s Health Advisory Committee.


  • –present
    PhD candidate , Dalhousie University


  • 2015 
    Mount Saint Vincent University, Registered Dietitian


  • 2018
    A qualitative study exploring the experience of the male dietitian from student to professiona, Canadian Journal of Dietetic Practice and Research
  • 2018
    A mythical battle: ‘Good’ foods versus ‘bad’ foods, Journal of Critical Dietetics
  • 2018
    Constituting the ideal body: A poststructural analysis of “obesity” discourses among gay men, Journal of Critical Dietetics
  • 2018
    A study of the correlation between STEM career knowledge, mathematics self-efficacy, career interests, and career activities on the likelihood of pursuing a STEM career among middle school students, International Journal of STEM Education
  • 2018
    Queering educational practices in dietetics training: A critical review of LGBTQ inclusion strategies, Canadian Journal of Dietetic Practice and Research
  • 2017
    The use of photo elicitation to explore the benefits of queer student advocacy groups in university, Journal of LGBT Youth
  • 2017
    Creation of university wellness program healthy eating and active lifestyle supports: A knowledge-to-action process, Canadian Journal of Dietetic Practice and Research

Professional Memberships

  • Nova Scotia Dietetic Association
  • Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
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