20th century medicine and public health, humanitarianism, international relations
Bachelor of Arts, Carleton University, 2010
Master's of Arts, Queen's University, 2011
My research interest is the history of medicine and public health after the Second World War. For my Master's research project, I focused on the wartime health work of the Rockefeller Foundation and UNRRA, examining the extent to which the activities of these organizations served as a foundation for the mandate of the World Health Organization. My doctoral dissertation, under the supervision of Dr. Jacalyn Duffin and Dr. Tim Smith, explores the position of physicians and public health workers as internationally-networked actors in the postwar world, and the related processes by which health and medicine were articulated as foreign policy priorities. I also seek to explain the influence of domestic health policy on international health priority-setting both within and outside of multilateral institutions. My research investigates the role of Canadian, British and American medical professionals as internationalists and inadvertent diplomats in the early Cold War, and explores the ways in which networks of medico-scientific expertise were put in service of broader foreign policy goals.