PhD Student & Teaching Fellow, School of Kinesiology and Health Studies, Queen's University, Ontario

B.A in Philosophy, M.P.A. with a concentration in health policy, PhD in progress (year 3) in the School of Kinesiology and Health Studies, Queen's University .

23 years in front line harm reduction, community health, mental health and addictions. I started as a prison outreach worker at the height of the AIDS epidemic, helped start a needle exchange program, then founded Street Health Centre, a multi-disciplinary community health centre for people facing multiple barriers to health, including homelessness and addiction.

I returned to school in 2017 to complete a PhD in psychedelic medicine; my areas of research include psilocybin, ayahuasca and shamanism.

Experience

  • –present
    PhD Student & Teaching Fellow, School of Kinesiology and Health Studies, Queen's University, Ontario

Education

  • 2002 
    Queen's University, Master's of Public Administration