We currently have two post-doctoral fellows working with Annette Browne and Colleen Varcoe here in CRiHHI.
She is interested in critical theoretical perspectives regarding culture and health, and the relevance of cultural safety in shifting organizational practices and policies toward fostering health and health care equity.
She has a theoretical and practical background in initial and continuing nursing education and sees critical pedagogy as one way to transform health care practices toward health care equity. Her program of research aims at translating an equity-oriented approach of care for marginalized populations in health care professionals’ initial and continuing education. This research program could directly inform curriculum development in nursing and other health disciplines focusing on promoting social justice and equity in health and health care.
Dr. Francine Darroch is one of five recipients of UBC’s 2016 Killam Postdoctoral Fellowships. She uses mixed methods to examine the physical, emotional, and psychological benefits of physical activity among lone pregnant and/or parenting women marginalized by poverty, racism, and trauma.
Her work engages with feminist participatory action research to understand and address women’s health issues through examining issues of power in research and care. The aim of her research is to improve quality of life and health outcomes for marginalized populations through culturally safe and trauma informed physical activity resources and programs.