Centre for International and Defence Policy

Centre for International and Defence Policy
Centre for International and Defence Policy
Linna Tam-Seto 2020

Linna Tam-Seto, Ph.D., O.T.Reg. (Ont)

CDSN Post-Doctoral Fellow
Centre for International and Defence Policy
Office:
Robert sutherland Hall, #408
About:

Dr. Linna Tam-Seto is a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow in the Centre for International and Defence Policy. She has previously completed a PDF within the Health Studies and Policy Research Institute at Queen’s University supporting the development of the #Here4U Military Version, a mental health app for members of the military community. Linna holds a PhD in Rehabilitation Science and is a registered occupational therapist with extensive experience in the areas of children and adolescent mental health and professional practice for health care providers. She is also Adjunct Faculty in the School of Rehabilitation Therapy at Queen’s University and Contractual Assistant Professor at the Royal Military College. Linna’s research interests include understanding the health and well-being of Canada’s military members, veterans, public safety personnel and their families during life transitions and changes, with a particular focus on the experiences of servicewomen and women Veterans. 

Linna’s post-doctoral work at the CIDP will be the development of a gender-informed, culturally competent mentorship program to support servicewomen within the Canadian Armed Forces. A culturally competent mentorship program is grounded in the assumption that mentors and mentees bring with them their collective identities (e.g., gender and/or intersecting identities) and respective cultures (e.g., military, civilian, ethnic, religious, etc.), which informs the roles, expectations, and nature of their mentorship relationship. In order for programs to be effective and successful in meeting organizational and individual needs of both mentees and mentors, specific considerations, such as these, are necessary in development and implementation. The project will use a variety of data collection methods to create a framework that will guide the development of a mentorship program which will include educational and resource materials for both mentors and mentees. 

Research Interests:

  • understanding the health and well-being of Canada’s military members, veterans, public safety personnel and their families during life transitions and changes;
  • particular focus on the experiences of servicewomen and women Veterans

Selected Peer-Reviewed Publications

Tam-Seto, L. & Dussault, S. (submitted). The Next Chapter: An environmental scan to programs and services for female Veterans and servicewomen during military-to-civilian transition. Journal of Military, Veteran and Family Health. Manuscript number: jmvfh-2020-0022

Tam-Seto, L., Krupa, T., Stuart, H., Lingley-Pottie, P., Aiken, A., & Cramm, H. (2019). “Stepping Up to the Plate”: Identifying cultural competencies when providing health care to Canada’s military and Veteran families. Journal of Military, Veteran and Family Health. doi: 10.3138/jmvfh.2018-0049

Tam-Seto, L., Wood, V.M., & Stuart, H. (2019). “The vicious dragon, rearing its ugly head”: The language of PTSD in the Canadian military community. Military Behavioral Health. DOI: 10.1080/21635781.2019.1691689

Cramm, H., Norris, D., Schwartz, K., Tam-Seto, L., Williams, A., & Mahar, A. (2019). Impact of Canadian Armed Forces Veteran’s Mental Health Problems on the Family During the Military to Civilian Transition. Military Behavioral Health. doi: 10.1080/21635781.2019.1644260.

Tam-Seto, L., & English, A. (2019). The need for cultural competency in the mentorship of female veterans during military-to-civilian transitions. Journal of Military, Veteran and Family Health. doi: 10.3138/jmvfh.2017-0049

Tam-Seto, L., Krupa, T., Stuart, H., Aiken A., Lingley-Pottie, P., & Cramm, H. (2018). Identifying military family cultural competencies: Experiences of military and Veteran families in Canadian health care. Journal of Military, Veteran and Family Health. doi: 10.3138/jmvfh.2017-0030

Selected Reports

Tam-Seto, L. & Dussault, S. (2019). An environmental scan of programs and services for women Veterans and servicewomen during military-to-civilian transition. Servicewomen Salute Portal Project.