Dr. Heather Castleden
Canada Research Chair in Reconciling Relations for Health, Environments, and Communities
Department of Public Health Sciences
Dr. Castleden holds the Canada Research Chair in Reconciling Relations for Health, Environments, and Communities and is a jointly-appointed Associate Professor in the Department of Geography and Planning and the Department of Public Health Sciences at Queen’s University.
As a broadly trained health geographer, Dr. Castleden mainly undertakes community-based participatory research in partnership with Indigenous peoples in Canada on issues that are important to them and fall within her programmatic areas of expertise: the nexus of culture, place, and power; and health equity through social and environmental justice lenses. Since 2009, she has been the Director of the Health, Environment, and Communities Research Lab (www.heclab.com), a vibrant community of research associates, trainees, and staff.
After obtaining a Bachelor of Arts Degree (Anthropology and Native Studies) from the University of Manitoba (1996), Dr. Castleden went on to obtain a Master of Education Degree in Adult and Higher Education (2002), and a PhD (Human Geography) at the University of Alberta (2007). From there, she held NEARBC and SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellowships at the University of Victoria before taking up a tenure-track appointment in the School for Resource and Environmental Studies at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia (2009-2014). She began her appointment at Queen’s University in 2014.
Courses for the 2016-2017 Academic Year: PHS 836 Qualitative Research Methods
To learn more about Dr. Castleden’s program of research, current projects, recent publications, and opportunities to study with her, please visit her Research Lab’s website or follow her on Twitter: @H_Castleden.