About me

With an interdisciplinary background in environmental studies and geography, my research broadly focuses on interactions among food sovereignty, natural resource governance, and communities in rural and coastal contexts. 

An important component of my research program involves examining the role of small-scale  fisheries in sustainable food systems. My current research project looks at transboundary fisheries governance in the Great Lakes region with a focus on Indigenous food sovereignty. 

My doctoral research looked at the impacts of collapsed fish stocks on the local food systems of fishing-dependent communities on the west coast of Newfoundland, Canada. 

I also maintain an international research program focusing on food security in small island developing states. 

Educational background

  • BES, Environmental Studies, 2006, York University, Toronto, ON Canada. 
  • MES, Environmental Studies 2008, Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS Canada. 
  • PhD, Interdisciplinary Studies, 2013, Memorial University, St. John's, NL Canada 

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