Maya Gislason

Maya

Dr. Maya Gislason is an Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Health Sciences at Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, Canada, the faculty lead for the Social Inequities and Health concentration within their Masters of Public Health program and an engaged educator and researcher. Previous to this Dr. Gislason was a Postdoctoral Fellow in the School of Health Sciences at the University of Northern British Columbia supervised by Dr. Margot Parkes. Dr. Gislason is a medical sociologist who is recognised for her international and transdisciplinary efforts to bring the ecosystems approach to social epidemiological research both within the contexts of Medical Sociology and Public Health. As a board member of Ecohealth International and research member of the Canadian Community of Practices in Ecosystem Approaches to Health, and co-founder of the Ecohealth Knowledge to Action Research Group, Dr. Gislason is actively engaged in scholarship that looks at the interconnections between human, animal and ecosystem health. Passionate about social justice, Dr. Gislason focuses her research on the equity dimensions of social-ecological game changers such as climate change and the health impacts of intensive resource extraction on rural, remote, subarctic and Indigenous peoples. In 2012 Dr. Gislason completed a D.Phil in Sociology in the Department of Law, Politics and Sociology at the University of Sussex which was generously funded by the Commonwealth Scholarship in the United Kingdom and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. Titled, “Health and the Environment: A Critical Enquiry of the Construction and Contestation of Ecological Health,” Dr. Gislason’s doctoral thesis argued that a crucial contemporary public health issue is the construction and contestation of the relevance of the natural environment to human health. More generally, Dr. Gislason writes and speaks about Ecological Health and Sociology in a variety of academic milieu as well as has been a guest lecturer and associate tutor for Sociology at the University of Sussex and the University of Victoria.

Dr. Gislason graduated as a scholarship student with a M.A. in Sociology (2006) and a B.A. with a double major in Sociology and Women’s Studies (2002) both from the University of Victoria. Prior to this, she collaboratively founded, managed and served as a community educator for the Wheels of Change Non-Profit Educational Society (1992-2002), running programs in North and Central America. Dr. Gislason has also held the title of Co-Principle Investigator for the Arts Ability Research Project (2003-2004) and has served as a research manager and lead researcher on a variety of investigative initiatives ranging from narrative and archival research through to participatory action research and mixed methods qualitative and quantitative research projects.

Awards and Distinctions:

  • Exceptional Early Career Contribution to the Field of EcoHealth Award, IAEH, 2012-2014
  • The University of Victoria Blue and Gold Circle Award – Silver, 2001-2002
  • The Tom Perry Award for Social Responsibility, 2001-2002
  • University of Victoria Blue and Gold Circle Award – Bronze, 2000-2001
  • Jane Glavin St. Peter Prize for Academic Excellence in Women’s Studies, 2001-2002

Fellowships and Scholarships:

  • Selected as the first Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship endorsed by the University of Northern British Columbia, October 2013 (CIHR)
  • Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship Plan (CSFP), 2007-2011 (Full Doctoral Fellowship)
  • Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council Doctoral Fellowship (SSHRC), 2007-2011 Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council Doctoral Scholarship (SSHRC), 2007-2010 (declined for SSHRC Fellowship)
  • The Foundation for the Sociology of Health and Illness Travel Grant, 2008
  • The Foundation for the Sociology of Health and Illness Travel Grant, 2007
  • University of Victoria Fellowship, 2004-2005
  • Petch Research Scholarship, 2003-2004)
  • SSHRC Canadian Graduate Scholarship – Master’s, 2003-2004
  • President’s Research Scholarship, 2003-2004
  • University of Victoria Fellowship 2003-2004 (Declined for SSHRC)
  • Mackenzie King Open Scholarship, 2003-2004 (Declined for SSHRC)
  • The University of Victoria Alumni Undergraduate Scholarships, 2001-2002
  • Columbia Coast Mission Scholarship, 2000-2001

Journal and Peer Reviewed Monograph Articles:

Parkes, M.W., Poland, B., Allison, S., Cole, D., Culbert, I., Gislason,
M., …, & Waheed, F. (2020). Preparing for the future of public
health: ecological determinants of health and the call for an eco-social
approach to public health education. Canadian Journal of Public Health, 111(1),
60-64.

Parkes, M., Allison, S., Harder, H., Hoogeveen, D., Kutzner, D., Aalhus, M., E., Beck, L., Brisbois, B., Buse, C., Chiasson, A., Cole, D., Dolan, S., Fauré, A., Fumerton, R., Gislason, M. et al. (2019). Addressing the Environmental, Community, and Health Impacts of Resource Development: Challenges across Scales, Sectors, and Sites. Challenges, 10(1), 22-49.

Gislason, M., Morgan, V., Mitchell-Foster, K., & Parkes, M.W. 2018. Voices from the landscape: Storytelling as emergent counter-narratives and collective action from northern BC watersheds. Health & place, 54, 191-99.

Cole, D., Parkes, M., Saint-Charles, J., Gislason, M., McKellar, K., & Webb, J. (2018). Evolution of Capacity Strengthening: insights from the Canadian Community of Practice in Ecosystem Approaches to Health. Transformative Dialogues: Teaching & Learning Journal, 11(2), 1-21.

Buse, C., Oestreicher, J., Ellis, N., Patrick, R., Brisbois, B., Jenkins, A., McKellar, K., Kingsley, J., Gislason, M., Galway, L., McFarlane, R., Walker, J., Frumkin, H., & Parkes, M.W. (2018). Public health guide to field developments linking ecosystems, environments and health in the Anthropocene. J Epidemiol Community Health, 72(5), 420-25.

Brisbois, B., Burgos Delgado, A., Barraza, D., Betancourt, Ó., Cole, D., Gislason, M., Mertens, F., Parkes, M.W., & Saint-Charles, J. (2017). Ecosystem approaches to health and knowledge-to-action: towards a political ecology of applied health-environment knowledge. Journal of Political Ecology, 24(1), 692-715.

One Health Ecohealth 2016 Congress. (2017). Aspirational Statement from the One Health Ecohealth 2016 Congress in Melbourne, Victoria: Towards a Healthier Future Through Converging Communities of Inquiry and Practice. Ecohealth, 14(2), 197-99.

Parkes, M., Saint-Charles, J., Cole, D., Gislason, M., Hicks, E., Le Bourdais, C., McKellar, K., St-Cyr Bouchard, M., & Canadian Community of Practice in Ecosystem Approaches to Health Team. (2017). Strengthening collaborative capacity: experiences from a short, intensive field course on ecosystems, health and society. Higher Education Research & Development, 36(5), 1031-1046.

Gislason, M., & Andersen, H. (2016). The interacting axes of environmental, health, and social justice cumulative impacts: A case study of the blueberry river First Nations. Healthcare, 4(4), 78-92.

Tosh, J., & Gislason, M. (2016). Fracking is a feminist issue: An intersectional ecofeminist commentary on natural resource extraction and rape. Psychology of Women Section Review, 18(1), 54-59.

Gislason, M. (2015). Climate Change, Health and Infectious Disease. Virulence, 6(6), 539-42.

Cleaveland, S., Borner, M., & Gislason, M. (2014). Engaging new partners in ‘One Health: Ecology and conservation contributing to ‘One Health’ in Stuart Slorach (ed) Coordinating surveillance policies in animal health and food safety: ‘from farm to fork’ Scientific and Technical Review. World Organization for Animal Health, 32 (2).

Gislason, M. (2012). A Foucauldian Analysis of a West Nile Virus Pandemic in R. Dingwall, L. Hoffman, & K. Staniland (Eds), The Sociology of Pandemics: Crisis and Transparency in Social Order, Sociology of Health & Illness Monograph, 19.

Stassen, S., Gislason, M., Leroy, P. (2010). Impact of environmental discourses on public health policy arrangements: A comparative study in the UK and Flanders (Belgium). Public Health, 124(10), pp. 581-592.

Castán Broto, V., Gislason, M., & Ehlers, M-H. (2009). Practising interdisciplinarity in the interplay between disciplines: Experiences of established researchers. Environmental Science and Policy, 12, 922-933.

Books & Book Chapters:

McFarlane, R., Barry, J.,Cissé, G., Gislason, M., Gruca, M., Higgs, K., Horwitz, P., et al. (2019). SDG 3: Good Health and Well-Being–Framing Targets to Maximise Co-Benefits for Forests and People. In P. Katila, C. Colfer, W. de Jong, G. Galloway, P. Pacheco, and G. Winkel (Eds.), Sustainable Development Goals: Their Impacts on Forests and People. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 72-107.

Gislason, M., Buse, C., Dolan, S.,Parkes, M.W., Tosh, J., & Woollard, B. (2017). The Complex Impacts of Intensive Resource Extraction on Women, Children, and Aboriginal Peoples. In M.G. Cohen (Ed.), Climate Change and Gender in Rich Countries: Work, Public Policy and Action. New York: Routledge, 215-30.

Mitchell-Foster, K., & Gislason, M. (2016). Lived reality and local relevance: Complexity and immediacy of experienced cumulative effects: Exploring Cumulative Effects and Impacts Through Examples. In M. Gillingham, G. Halseth, C. Johnson, and M.W. Parkes (Eds.), The Integration Imperative: Cumulative Environmental, Community and Health Impacts of Multiple Natural Resource Developments. Switzerland: Springer International Publishing AG, 173-74.

Gislason, M. (2014). Addressing Quercus garryana: Erotogenic learning, ethics and Actions. In A.C. Willox and K. Landman (Eds.), Environment and/as Mourning: On Landscapes, Mindscapes, and Healthscapes. McGill-Queen’s University Press.

Gislason, M. (Ed.). (2013). “Ecological Health: Society, Ecology and Health, Advances in Medical Sociology”. Bingley: Emerald Group Publishing Limited.

Gislason, M. & G.A. Bendelow. (2013). Introduction. In M.K. Gislason (Ed.), Ecological Health: Society, Ecology and Health, Advances in Medical Sociology. Bingley: Emerald Group Publishing Limited, xv-xxi.

Gislason, M. (2013). Expanding the Social: Moving towards the ecological in social studies of health. In M.K. Gislason (Ed.), Ecological Health: Society, Ecology and Health, Advances in Medical Sociology. Bingley: Emerald Group Publishing Limited, 3-22.

Gislason, M. (2010). Sounding a public health alarm: Producing West Nile Virus as a newly emerging infectious disease epidemic. In A. Mukherjea (Ed.), Understanding Emerging Epidemics: Social and Political Approaches, Advances in Medical Sociology. Bingley: Emerald, 77-100.

Ehlers, M-H., Castàn Broto V., & Gislason, M. (2009). Interdisciplinary research approaches to sustainability: The young scientists’ perspective. In W.L. Filho (Ed.), Sustainability at Universities: Opportunities, Challenges and Trends. Frankfurt: Peter Lang Publishing, 275-288.

Gislason, M, Ehlers, M-H., & Castán Broto, V. (2008). Knowledge and Practice in Interdisciplinary Research. In T. Kluvankova-Oravska, V. Chovotoba, J. Jilkova, P. Sauer (Eds.), Institutional Analysis of Sustainability Problems. Bratislava: Slovak Academy of Sciences, 225-270.

Publication Series/Reports/Evidence Briefs/Program Evaluations:

Bauder, K., & Gislason, M. (2020). Environmental and Human Health, Data, and Equity: Report of a Planning Meeting.

Gislason, M., Anderson, J., Bauder, K., Brubacher, J., Hoogeveen, D., Kennedy, A., Rutherford, A., van der Waall, A., & Witham, S. (2020). Analysis Plan: Modelling the Gendered Impacts of Climate Change. Women and Gender Equality (WAGE) Canada.

Gislason, M., Anderson, J., Bauder, K., Brubacher, J., Hoogeveen, D., Kennedy, A., Rutherford, A., van der Waall, A., & Witham, S. (2020). Modelling the Gendered Impacts of Climate Change. Women and Gender Equality (WAGE) Canada.

Galway, L., Buse, C., Gislason, M., Parkes, M.W. (2020). Perspectives on Climate Change in Thunder Bay: Findings from a Community Survey.

Galway, L., Buse, C., Gislason, M., Parkes, M.W. (2020). Perspectives on Climate Change in Prince George: Findings from a Community Survey.

Parkes, M.W., Poland, B., (Lead Authors), Allison, S., Cole, D., Culbert, I., de Leeuw, S., Gislason, M., et al. (2018). Ecological Determinants of Health in Public Health Education in Canada: A Scan of Needs, Challenges and Assets. Available online at https://www.cpha.ca/EDGE .

Gislason, M. (2007). Biophelia and Passionate Sociology: Tools for Making Sense of Health, Illness and Disease. Conference Proceedings of the 6th Global Conference Making Sense of Health, Illness and Disease. Published by Inter-Disciplinary.Net http://www.inter-disciplinary.net/probing-the-boundaries/making-sense-of/health-illness-and-disease/project-archives/6th/ session-2-health-illness-and-disease-in-social-context/

Invited Presentations

The role of public health in climate change mitigation and adaptation” MK Gislason and Tim Takaro. Round Table Discussion Presenter, Cascadia 2020 – Innovative Approaches for a Planet in Crisis Conference, 10 January 2020.

Intergenerational Equity Considerations for the Lancet Countdown: Tracking Progress on Health and Climate Change conversation“. MK. Gislason. Invited Plenary Presenter at the PHABC Conference 2019, November 2019.

Ecological Determinants of HealthMK. Gislason. Invited Presentation at the 144th Health Officers Council of British Columbia Conference, Victoria, BC. 5-7 April 2016.

Health Equity: The art and science of the social equity, public health and environmental sustainability nexus.” MK. Gislason. Invited presenter at the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives Research Associates Forum, Vancouver, BC, 24 September 2015. 

“Women and Children in Northern British Columbia: Extractive Industries, Boom and Bust Cycles and the Invisible Labour of Sustaining Health and Building Resilience”. MK. Gislason. Invited presentation for the Gender, Climate Change, and Work in Rich Countries Conference, Vancouver, BC, 24-26 June 2015.

“Climate Change and Public Health – Moving from Concern to Action”.  MK. Gislason. Invited presentation for the Faculty of Health Sciences Research Seminar Series, Faculty of Health Sciences, SFU Burnaby, BC, 20 November 2014.

The Potential of One Health and EcoHealth Approaches to Health and Wellbeing”. J. Zinsstag, B. Bonfoh, MK. Gislason, and E. Schelling. Invited presentation at The Geneva Health Forum: Interconnected Challenges, Integrated Solutions, Centre International de Conférences de Genève (CICG), 12-17 April 2014.

“The Nature of Health: Exploring the Links between Health and the Physical Environment.” Invited presentation for the Northern British Columbia Citizen Series Webinars. 27 September 2012.

“Earth My Body, Water My Blood: Health in an Ecosystem.” Sub-Plenary Paper for The British Sociological Association Annual Conference, Cardiff, United Kingdom, 16-18 April 2009.

“Parasite Conservation: Ethics and Ecological Health.” Invited paper presented to the Institute for Science and Society 2008 Seminar Series, University of Nottingham, UK, 23 October 2008.

 “Waking Up Along the Way: Basic Human Wisdom and Global Environmental Change.” Invited Paper presented at The Fifth United Nations Day of Vesak (UNDV), Hanoi, Vietnam, 13-17 May, 2008.

Symposia Speaker, Session Organiser, Convenor, Facilitator:

Fostering an eco-social future for Public Health: EDGE, ECHO and next generation intersectoral action for health‘. MK Gislason. Workshop organizer at the Public Health 2020 Conference, April 2020.

Experiential Learning: Engaging our Knowledge and Research Community‘. MK Gislason. Workshop presented at the Faculty of Health Sciences Graduate Programs Curriculum Retreat, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, BC, 3-4 December 2015.

 “Climate Change Workshop –   How to Construct Climate Change and Health Narratives”. Climate Change Narratives Working Group of the Climate Change and Health Policy Group. Session organizers for the 16th International Medical Geography Symposium, Vancouver, BC, 5-10 July 2015.

“The Social and Ecological Determinants of Health: A World Café on ‘where to from here?MK Gislason, M. Parkes, MJ Yates, B Hamilton, and T Hancock. World Café Organizers and Facilitators for Public Health 2015 of the Canadian Public Health Association, Vancouver, BC, 25-28 May 2015.

‘Vulnerable populations, North and South: Responding to Local and Global Public Health Challenges.’ MK. Gislason. Presented in the Colloquium “Impacts of Climate Change on Health: A Growing Challenge for Health Systemsorganized by Dr. T. Takaro for the Seventh International Climate Impacts and Response of the Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions, UBC Robson Square, Vancouver, BC, 10-11 April 2015.

“Walking the talk: place, public health, resource use and global change” MK. Gislason, M. Parkes & the CoPEH-Canada/Public Health Competencies Advisory Committee EcoHealth 2014 Working Group. Pre-conference workshop organizers for the Public Health Agency of British Columbia 2014 Conference titled “Shared Prosperity for Health and Well-Being: A Collaborative Dialogue between Business and Public Health”, Richmond, BC, 4 December 2014.

“Environment and Health: Theory, Action, Research.” N. Fox, R. Crompton and MK. Gislason. Workshop organisers at the BSA Medical Sociology Group Annual Conference 2014, Aston University, Birmingham, 10-12 September 2014.

“The Place of Critical Theory, Social Justice and Qualitative Methodologies in Ecohealth.” MK. Gislason. Symposium organizer at the 5th Biennial Conference of the International Association for Ecology and Health, Montreal, Canada, 12 August 2014.

“Ecohealth and Climate Change: Connections for Health”. Margot Parkes and MK. Gislason. International Discussion Forum Organizers at the 5th Biennial Conference of the International Association for Ecology and Health, Montreal, Canada, 12 August 2014.

“Upstream is a Place: Linking Health, Ecosystems, and Society for Public Health”. Margot Parkes, MK. Gislason & the CoPEH-Canada/Public Health Competencies Advisory Committee EcoHealth 2014 Working Group. Pre-conference workshop organizers for the 5th Biennial Conference of the International Association for Ecology and Health, Montreal, Canada, 11 August 2014.

The wicked problems of ecological health research and practice.’ Presented in the symposium ‘Public health and the environment: Sociological perspectives’ organised by Prof. Nick Fox. British Sociological Association Medical Sociology Annual Conference, University of York, UK, 11-13 September 2013.

‘Student Contributions to Field-Building in EcoHealth.’ Co-convened and presented as a panellist in this symposium for the International Association for Ecology and Health’s Fourth Biennial International Conference, Kunming, China, 15-18 October, 2012.

‘Human Health, Planetary Health: Social Perspectives on Climate Change.’ Convened and chaired symposium of eight public health researchers and practitioners for the British Sociological Association’s Medical Sociology 44th Annual Conference, University of Leicester, Leicester, 5-7 September, 2012.

EcoHealth and the Arts: Science, Passion, Creative Expression.” Convened and chaired panel at EcoHealth2010: Global Health Challenges; Multiple Perspectives, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, London, UK, 18-20 August 2010.

Conference Presentations:

Conference Presented paper on ‘Innovations in social-ecological health research: Critical reflections from Canada and Australia’. MK Gislason. Presented Paper – Canadian-Australian Health Sociology Conference, June 2019.

‘Visualization and analytic tools for community engagement on the social ecological health impacts of resource extraction’. MK Gislason. Presenter – IUHPE 23rd World Conference on Health Promotion, April 2019.

“A spatial method for quantifying multiple anthropogenic exposures on the environment for use in environmental health research.” BrubacherJ, Gislason MK, Parkes M, Buse C, Takaro T.Annual Symposium on Environmental, Occupational and Population Health, Abbotsford, BC, 5 January 2019.

Integrating Ecological and Equity Dynamics into the Development of an Environment, Community, Health Observatory Network: Lessons for Complexity-Oriented Research in the Anthropocene.” Gislason, MK. Planetary Health/GeoHealth Annual Meeting, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, May 2018.

Telling the Story: Communicating and Raising Awareness about Climate Change, Health & Resilience.” Gislason, MK. and Chris Buse. Making the Links 2018: Climate Change, Community Health, Resilience, Kelowna, Canada, 2018.

Learning from the Field: Using ecosystem approaches to enhance interdisciplinary learning in public health.” Yates MJ, Cole D, Gislason MK., Parkes M, Saint-Charles J. International forum for Public Health Education, Edmonton, Alberta, 3 November 2016.

Upstream is a Place: Experiences in Designing and Facilitating Ecohealth Workshops.” MK. Gislason, S Dolan. Under Western Skies: Water–Events, Trends, Analysis, 27 September 2016.

Ecosystem approaches to health and their societal context: A political ecology of ecohealth knowledge in the Americas.” B Brisbois and the EkoSanté Phase I Research Working Group. Under Western Skies: Water–Events, Trends, Analysis, 27 September 2016.

Ecohealth Field Schools: The work of the Canadian Community of Practice in Ecosystem Approaches.” MK. Gislason, MW Parkes, J Saint-Charles, D Cole, K McKeller. Research on International Education, Vancouver, BC, 26 September 2016.

Ecohealth Field schools : The work of the Canadian Community of Practice in Ecosystem Approaches to HealthGislason, MK., Parkes, M.W, Saint Charles J, Cole. D., Webb. J., McKellar. K. Internationalizing Higher Education: Past practices and Future Possibilities, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, Canada, 26-29 July 2016.

“Building Public Health Competencies to Address Health Inequities: Unique Challenges of Working in the Nexus Between the Social and Ecological Determinants of Health.” MW Parkes, MK. Gislason, S Dolan. Canadian Public Health Association, Toronto, Ontario, 15 June 2016.

In Real Life”: Social, Communal, and Attitudinal Covariates of Online Sex-Seeking (OSS) among Gay, Bisexual, and other Men who have sex with men (GBM) in Vancouver” KG. Card, NJ. Lachowsky, Z Cui, S Shurgold, A Rich, MK. Gislason, D Moore, E Roth, RS. Hogg. 25th Annual Canadian Conference on HIV/AIDS Research (CAHR 2016), RBC Convention Centre in Winnipeg, Manitoba, 12-15 May 2016.

Topographies of the intersection: Resource extraction and Public Health in Northern British Columbia”. MK. Gislason. 16th International Medical Geography Symposium, Vancouver, BC, 5-10 July 2015.

Being the Change: Integrating social-ecological responses to climate change.” MK. Gislason. SFU Climate Change & Energy Research Day, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, BC, 14 April 2015.

“Addressing the public health dynamics of intensive natural resource extraction in Canada.” MK. Gislason. Annual Semiahmoo Symposium on Environmental, Occupational and Public Health, Blain Washington, USA, 8-9 January 2015.

Enriching linkages between public health, ecosystems and social equity through Ecohealth training and capacity building.” M Parkes and MK. Gislason. Public Health Agency of British Columbia 2014 Conference paper titled “Shared Prosperity for Health and Well-Being: A Collaborative Dialogue between Business and Public Health”, Richmond, BC, 4 December 2014.

Creative Approaches to Nurturing Passion and Divergent Thinking among Graduate Students Researching Ecosystems, Society and Health: CoPEH-Canada Ecohealth Field Schools”. MK. Gislason, D. C. Cole, K. McKellar, N. Labonté, J. St. Charles, M. Parkes, CoPEH-Canada Research & Evaluation Team. International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Conference, Quebec City, Canada, 22-25 October 2014.

‘Ecosystem Based Approaches to Accelerating the Millennium Development Goals: Working at the Interface between Health and Environmental Risk Reduction.’ Virtual Post-Conference of the 20th Canadian Conference on Global Health: Politics meaning and scope of sustainability and the Post-2015 Development Agenda. Ottawa, Canada, 27-29 October, 2013.

“An Ecological Analysis of Austerity: Climate Change, Health, and Risk.” Poster – British Sociological Association’s 2012 Annual Conference, University of Leeds, Leeds, UK, 11-13 April, 2012.

“Ecological Thinking in the United Kingdom’s Public Health Organisations: The Relationship between

Policy and Practice.” Paper – EcoHealth 2010, Global Health Challenges; Multiple Perspectives, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK, 18-20 August 2010.

We are all in this together: Climate justice, ecology and medicine.” Paper – British Sociological Association’s 2010 Annual Conference, Glasgow Caledonian University, Glasgow, UK, 7-9 April 2010.

“Ecology and Health.” Paper – the University of Sussex Sociology Research Seminar – Environment and Health, University of Sussex, UK, 26 May 2009.

“Building Capacity: The Contributions and Contestations of EcoHealth Research within the New Public Health.” Paper – The International EcoHealth Forum 2008 (EcoHealth 2008), Merida, Mexico, 30 Nov. – 3 Dec. 2008.

“Re-wilding Medical Sociology: The Ecological Determinants of Human Health.” Paper – the 40th Anniversary Conference of the BSA Medical Sociology Group, University of Sussex, Brighton, UK, 4- 6 September, 2008.

“Ecological Health: A Novel Way to Respond to Newly Emerging Zoonotic Diseases.” Poster – the Health Protection 2008 Conference of the Health Protection Agency of the UK, University of Warwick, Coventry, UK, 15-17 September, 2008.

“Public health alarms and neoliberal governmentality: Producing West Nile Virus as a newly emerging infectious disease epidemic.” Paper University of Sussex, DPhil Sociology Seminar, 01 May, 2008.

“Interviewing Trees: Reflections on the Sociological Imagination.” Paper – British Sociological Associations’ Annual Conference 2008: Social Worlds, Natural Worlds, University of Warwick, 28-30 March, 2008.

“Ecological Literacies in Social Scientific Research on Health and Illness.” Paper – the Asia Pacific EcoHealth 2007 Conference, Melbourne, Australia, Nov. 30-Dec. 3, 2007.

“West Nile Virus: A Foucauldian Analysis.” Paper – the British Sociological Association Medical Sociology Annual Conference 2007, Liverpool, UK, September 6-8, 2007.

“Biophilia and Passionate Sociology: Tools for Making Sense of Health, Illness and Disease.” Paper – the 6th Global Conference – Making Sense Of: Health, Illness and Disease, Oxford, UK, July 9-12, 2007.

“A Foucauldian Analysis of West Nile Virus.” – The Critical Geographies Conference, Vancouver, BC, Canada, October 21, 2006.

Relationships for People with Disabilities.” Paper – PacficRim 2004: 20th Annual Pacific Rim Conference on Disabilities, Waikiki, Hawaii, March 29-30, 2004.