About me

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

An important component of my research involves examining fisheries contributions to food security. My current research project is focusing on trans-boundary fisheries governance in the Great Lakes in the context of Indigenous peoples resource access and food security. 

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 food security research internationally, including a five-month fieldwork period studying smallholder farming systems on the island of St Kitts 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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