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 local food systems. My current research project is focusing on transboundary fisheries governance in the Great Lakes region in the context of Indigenous peoples resource access and 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 have also undertaken international food security research, including a five-month fieldwork period studying smallholder farming systems on the island of St Kitts-Nevis in the Eastern Caribbean. 

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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