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Queen's University

    Colleen Davison


    Term Adjunct, Global Development Studies
    PhD (Population Health) University of Calgary

    phone: x 79518
    fax: 613-533-2986

    Personal Web:

    Twitter: @colleendavison


    Global Develpment Studies
    Carruthers Hall Room 203
    Contact: Tel: Mon, Tues and Wed: 613 549 6666 x 6823 Angada-3 (KGH) Tel: Thurs and Fri: 613 533 6000 x 79518 Carruthers Hall #203 (Queen’s)

    Office hours Thursdays 10-12 or other  times by appointment

    Research Interests:

    Dr. Colleen Davison is a Research Scientist and Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Community Heath and Epidemiology at Queen’s University and the Clinical Research Centre at Kingston General Hospital. In the summer 2012, she taught Introduction to Health and Development DEVSC 201.1 as part of the online certificate program. She is teaching DEVS 393: Global Health and Development in the Fall 2012.

     After a few years as a school-teacher in Nunavut and Japan, Dr. Davison did volunteer work with Habitat for Humanity and Youth Challenge International, completed a Masters degree in Public Health and became an intern at the WHO/PAHO in the Dominican Republic. Her PhD in the Department of Community Health and Epidemiology at the University of Calgary was an examination of macro-environmental change in northern Canada and how changes are impacting the education and employment pathways (and inevitably the health and community health) of northern indigenous youth. Dr. Davison now has research experience with projects in South Africa, Kenya, Uganda, Jamaica and Mongolia as well as projects focusing on health equity and disadvantage among young people in Canada.

      Dr. Davison is an active member of the Canadian Coalition for Global Health Research, a past member of the Board of Directors of the Canadian Public Health Association and is a certified teacher with the Ontario College of Teachers. She lives with her husband and four children near Kingston, Ontario.

    Other Appointments:



    DEVS 393: Global Health and Development


    Peer Reviewed Papers

    • Davison CM, Thompson W, Torunian M, Walsh P, McFaull S, Pickett W (under review) Off-road Vehicle Ridership and Associated Helmet Use in Canadian Youth: An equity analysis. Journal of Rural Health.

    •Pickett W, Davison CM, Thompson W, McFaul S (in press) Drinking, substance use and the operation of motor vehicles by young people in Canada. PLoS Medicine.

    •Burford BJ, Coren E, Davison CM, Thomas S, Doyle J, Armstrong R and Waters E (in press) Child health and wellbeing: upcoming evidence reviews supporting the needs of street connected children and high school students- Cochrane Update. Journal of Public Health.

     •Davison CM, Kahwa E, Edwards N, Atkinson U, Roelofs S, Hepburn-Brown C, Aiken J, Dawkins P, Rae T, MacFarlane D (in press) Ethical Challenges and Opportunities in HIV and AIDS Community-Based Participatory Research in Jamaica. Journal of Empirical Research on Human Research Ethics.

    • Davison CM and Hawe P (2012) All That Glitters: Diamond Mining and its Impact on Tlicho Youth in Behchoko, Northwest Territories. Arctic. 65(2), 214-228.

    •Davison CM and Hawe P (2012) School as Activity Setting: A new perspective on school engagement and health intervention among Aboriginal students in northern Canada. Journal of School Health, 82(2) 65-74.

    •Snyder, J., Wagler, M., Lkhagvasuren, O., Laing, L., Davison, CM and Janes C. (2012) An Equity Tool for Health Impact Assessments: Reflections from Mongolia. Environmental Impact Assessment Review (April), 34, 83-91.

    •Davison CM, Ford C, Peters P and Hawe P (2011) Community Alcohol Policy in Canada’s Northern Territories 1970-2008. Health Policy 102(1), 34-40.

    •Cole D, Davison CM, Hanson L, Jackson S, Page A, Lencuch R, and Kakuma R (2011) Being Global in Public Health Practice and Research: Complementary Competencies are Needed. Canadian Journal of Public Health 102(5), 394-397.

    •Davison CM, Ghali LM & Hawe P (2011) Insights into the School Environment that Surveys Alone Might Miss: An exploratory study using photovoice. Advances in School Mental Health Promotion 4(1), 44-51.

    •Davison CM, Newton L, Brown RS, Freeman J, Ufholz LA, Smith JD (2011) Later School Start-Times for Supporting the Education, Health and Well-Being of High School Students (Protocol). Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews Library, 2011, Issue 11. Art. No.: CD009467.DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD009467.

     •Davison CM, Sochan A and Pretorius R (2010) Are Cochrane Collaboration systematic reviews relevant resources for evidence-based nursing internationally? International Journal of Nursing Studies, 47(7), 795-797.

     •Davison CM (2009) Knowledge Translation: Implications for evaluation. In J. M. Ottoson & P. Hawe (Eds.), Knowledge utilization, diffusion, implementation, transfer, and translation: Implications for evaluation. New Directions for Evaluation, 124, 75–87.

    •Caine K, Davison CM and Stewart EJ (2009) Preliminary Field-work: Methodological reflections from northern Canadian research. Qualitative Research 9(4), 489-513.

    •Edwards, N & MacLean Davison, C (2008) Social Justice and Core Competencies for Public Health: Improving the Fit. Canadian Journal of Public Health 99(2), 130-133.

    •Davison CM, Edwards N, Webber J & Robinson S (2006) The Development of a Social Justice Gauge and its Use to Review the Canadian Nurses Association’s Code of Ethics for Registered Nurses. Advances in Nursing Science 29(4), E13-26.

    •Davison CM, Brown M and Moffitt P (2006) Student Researchers Negotiating Consent in Northern Aboriginal Communities. International Journal of Qualitative Methodology 5(2), Article 7.

    •Davison CM (2005) Benchmarks for Social Justice: Assessing the Fairness of Academic Conference Participation. Promotion and Education 12(2), 71-76.

    •Davison CM (2004) Translation of Fixed-Response Questionnaires for Health Research with Aboriginal People: A Discussion of Methods. Pimatsiwin: A Journal of Aboriginal and Indigenous Community Health 2(2), 97-114.

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